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Dagon

(dā`gŏn), god of fertility, widely worshiped in the Middle East, particularly in Canaan. In the Bible he is mentioned as one of the chief deities of the Philistines.

Dagon

(Dāgan) fish-corn god symbolizing fertility and abundance. [Babyl. Myth.: Parrinder, 72; Jobes, 410]

Dagon

(Dāgan) fish-corn god symbolizing fecundity and abundance. [Babyl. Myth.: Parrinder, 71; Jobes, 405]

Dagon

Philistine idol; falls, losing head and hands. [O.T.: I Samuel 5:1–4]

Dagon

Bible a god worshipped by the Philistines, represented as half man and half fish
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Dagan caused an uproar when he criticized Netanyahu in the past on the Iranian issue, and he said his opinion had not changed.
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