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The word Ascalon comes from Ashkelon, a coastal city in Israel. It can refer to a number of possible topics:

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Places

Ashkelon history related

  • Battle of Ascalon, considered the last action of the First Crusade
  • The lance (or in some versions of the story, sword) that Saint George used to slay the dragon, named after the city Ashkelon
    • The British World War II aeroplane used by Winston Churchill, named after the lance—an Avro York

Fantasy

  • A nation in the fictional world of Guild Wars
  • A fictional type of sword in the Final Fantasy games.
  • A hard to obtain sword in the Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow game.

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A Jewish surname:

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Ascalon
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Ascalon may refer to:


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Bible wiki

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=Askelon =Ascalon, was one of the five cities of the Philistines (Josh 13:3; 1Sam 6:17).

It stood on the shore of the Mediterranean, 12 miles north of Gaza.

It is mentioned on an inscription at Karnak in Egypt as having been taken by king Rameses II., the oppressor of the Hebrews. In the time of the judges (Jdg 1:18) it fell into the possession of the tribe of Judah; but it was soon after retaken by the Philistines (2 Sam 1:20), who were not finally dispossessed till the time of Alexander the Great.

Samson went down to this place from Timnath, and slew thirty men and took their spoil.

The prophets foretold its destruction (Jer 25:20; Jer 47:5ff).

It became a noted place in the Middle Ages, having been the scene of many a bloody battle between the Saracens and the Crusaders. It was beseiged and taken by Richard the Lion-hearted, and "within its walls and towers now standing he held his court."

Among the Tell el-Amarna Tablets are found letters or official despatches from Yadaya, "captain of horse and dust of the king's feet," to the "great king" of Egypt, dated from Ascalon. It is now called 'Askalan.

This article needs to be merged with ASHKELON (Jewish Encyclopedia).
This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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