Sefer Shmuel w/ Rav Blau Chapter 5: The Plishtim and the Aron

This is a short chapter and we will be brief.

1) Are the Plishtim quick or slow to acknowledge the dangers of keeping the aron?   Note their initial response to Dagon falling down and their first response to the illness that afflicts the people of Ashdod.

2) Some think that Dagon looked like a man on top and a fish on bottom.  They base this on a connection to the word “dag” and the idol having hands.   Not everyone agrees that the word Dagon is related to the Hebrew word for fish.

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