Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel — The Middle East
Achish, Ruler of Ekron
The temple which he built, Achish (Ikausu) son of Padi, son of YSD, son Ada, son of Ya'ir, ruler of Ekron, for PTGYH his lady. May she bless him, and protect him, and prolong his days, and bless his land.
Erected 650 BCE by Achish, ruler of Ekron as a Temple dedication inscription.
Location. 31° 46.268′ N, 35° 12.219′ E. Marker is in Jerusalem, Jerusalem District. Marker can be reached from Ruppin Boulevard 0 kilometers south of Shmuel Stephan Weiz Street, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the Israel Museum, in the Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Archaeology Wing, as part of the museum's collection of artifacts displayed in one of its permanent exhibitions. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Ruppin Boulevard 11, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Latin Dedicatory Inscription (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mishkenot Sheananim (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Tombs from the First Temple Period The Priestly Blessing (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); Cave 24 (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); Ketef Hinnom (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); Jaffa Gate (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Stephen Theodore Norman, 1918-1946. Last descendent of Theodor Herzl (approx. 2.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerusalem.
More about this marker. It should be noted that even though this marker is currently housed inside of a museum, when originally in use, back around the 7th century BCE, it was an outdoor dedicatory inscription for a building, in the Philistine city of Ekron.
According to the information provided by the Israel Museum, "This inscription, written some five hundred years after the Philistines first settled in the Land, was found in a temple in Ekron. It informs us that the temple was dedicated by Achish, son of Padi, ruler of Ekron, to his patron goddess. The names of both the goddess and the dedicator are greek in origin, evidence that the Philistines preserved their traditions for centuries."
Also see . . .
1. Ekron Royal Dedicatory Inscription. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 31, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Achish. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 31, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Philistine dedicatory inscription. This is a link to information provided by the Israel Museum. (Submitted on October 31, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 31, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.