Probably from H8254 in the sense of weighing place (that is, mart); Ashkelon, a place in Palestine
KJV Usage: Ashkelon, Askalon.
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions
Askelon or Ashkelon = "the fire of infamy: I shall be weighed" 1. a maritime city of the Philistines, southwest of Jerusalem
Origin: probably from H8254 in the sense of weighing-place (i.e. mart)
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