God vs Dagon: A Good Answers Ministries Christian Apologetics Video - Duration: 23:53. What an interesting story is found in 1 Samuel 5! Dagan, also spelled Dagon, West Semitic god of crop fertility, worshiped extensively throughout the ancient Middle East. 1270859592 : BIBLE STUDY Daniel 5:2,23 Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein…. His head and hands had been broken off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained. Dagon also figured prominently in the Philistine concepts of death and the afterlife. So will it be with our judgment. Much appreciated. Dagon was the name of a Semitic god, originally apparently of agriculture, who was worshiped in large parts of the Near- and Middle East, including, according to the Bible, in the temple that Samson brought down around him. Forgive me for all the bad things I have done and save me today. So they took Dagon and returned him to his place. The second time God’s Word completely destroyed the lie by chopping it up into pieces. The Philistines also were dying with Tumours as well, when they held the ark for seven months. Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural, Dagon -- a god and an idol of the Philistines, Direct object marker | third person masculine singular, Untranslatable mark of the accusative case, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, OT History: 1 Samuel 5:2 The Philistines took the ark of God (1Sa iSam 1 Sam i sa) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools. So they took Dagon and set it â¦ No one comes to the Father except through Me" If you believe that He died for your sins and on the third day He rose from the grave you will be saved. The name Dagon has been always associated with the fish like god which many try to depict as a merman- a half man half fish. Fill out a very short form and you will get an answer within one to two days. God’s Word defeated the lie (Dagon) by putting its face to the ground. 5 When the Philistines captured the ark of God, they brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod; 2 then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it into the house of Dagon and placed it beside Dagon. The Ark of the covenant was placed in the temple of Dagon by the Philistines. I was just wanting to increase my pool of sites with Christian images really, as I tend to save various ones ahead of writing my articles. I can research it for you if you like and try to find it again. Indeed, Dagon was a very ruthless demon who had murdered up to four angels without hesitation and brutally tortured another for information before killing him as well. Father in heaven, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Philistines could see that the God of Israel was obviously more powerful than their idol, Dagon. She is also manipulative as seen when she almost easily convinced Kelly Kline to trust her. "This only hope relieves me, that the strife. I grew up in a family that to this day still does Santeria (the raw form of Witchcraft). The Word will judge us, and every Dagon will be overthrown. ( Log Out / 2 Then they carried the ark into Dagonâs temple and set it beside Dagon. If you haven't made Jesus your Lord and Savior, I pray that you do because there is no other way to make it to heaven as seen in John 14:6 which says, "Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. I have just read this story in my Bible recently and it is very interesting indeed. The Ark of the Covenant of old was stolen by the Philistines after the impure and sacrilegious priests sons of Heli were killed in battle. Judges 16:23 Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to rejoice: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand. Is Your Platform Used To Spread God’s Word? Here you see, as an illustration, the Light vs. darkness or the Truth vs. the lie. As an aside, I am wondering where you obtain your images from, as I really like the one of the ark open showing the tablets with the 10 commandments inside. 3 When the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, there was Dagon, fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord. The ark was a very holy object: a box that belonged in the most holy room of Godâs house. The following morning the Ashdodites found the image of Dagon lying prostrate before the ark. People Are Like Grass, Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, Verse By Verse Through Revelation (19:16-21), (Part 3) The Coming Jewish Messiah Will Be The False One. Now, lets examine one of the most famous stories in the Bible where Dagon and the Ark of the Covenant meet. The Ark of God contained the Ten Commandments which are the Word of God, so you had facing each other the Word of God, the Truth, and Dagon an idol, the lie from Satan. If you do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, I encourage you today to do so. But when they rose early on the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen face downward on the ground before the ark of the Lord, and the head of Dagon and both his hands were lying cut off on the threshold. When the people of [the city of] Ashdod rose early the next day, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord! The Philistines had captured the Ark of the Covenant, and they âcarried the ark into Dagonâs temple and set it beside Dagon. We see the strength of God’s Word in the Book of Matthew 7:24-25 which says, 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. I think so. Dagon and his temple (in Ashdod, this time) feature predominantly in the story of the abduction of the Ark of the Covenant (1 Samuel 4). However, keep note that the Philistines, at this point, had grown to fear the Ark of the Covenant (1st Sam. I believe that You died for my sins on the cross and on the third day You rose from the grave. 1 And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod. But will arise, and His great name assert."--MILTON. ID. God’s Word defeated the lie (Dagon) by putting its face to the ground. The Second Account: The Ark of the Covenant and Dagon. The platform that God has given you is to spread the Word of God to make disciples or followers of Jesus Christ. 2224 : I read 1 Samuel 5-7 today, and saw something new about what happened when the Philistines put the Ark of God in the temple of their god Dagon. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This was their vengeance for the slaughter of the 3,000 Philistine worshippers in the temple of the same deity at Gaza, not many years before, by the blind Hebrew champion Samson. Dagon the lie of Satan vs the Ark which contained the Word of God, Godâs Word WON! Dagan was the Hebrew and Ugaritic common noun for âgrain,â and the god Dagan was the legendary inventor of the plow. Click on the link below, The nails that went through Jesus’ hands and feet occurred for our rebellion, scourged for our sins…. The second time God’s Word completely destroyed the lie by chopping it up into pieces. 1 Samuel 5:2 - When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon. 2 Then they carried the ark into Dagon’s temple and set it beside Dagon. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. In Ashdod they placed it in the temple of the popular Philistine god, Dagon. Dagon. The next morning, the statue was on its face again and the hands and head had been broken off. 1 Samuel 5:3 - And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon [was] fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. Behind God’s Word is God who is all powerful and not even the gates of hell can overcome the Word of God. 3 And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. The Ark, however, was still there, and judgment went on. According to Dogon legend, the descent of the ark brought to Earth an amphibious being, or group of beings, known as the Nommo. In chapter 5 of 1 Samuel you read the account of when the philistines captured the Ark of the Covenant and placed it next to Dagon in his temple. It is understood that the word ×Ö¸Ö¼×-Dag-fish is incorporated into his name. I have written also about the ark of the covenant – but looking more at the death of Uzza, and how the ark was really meant to be handled.