from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A group or confederation of five cities: as, the Hebrew, or Doric, or African Pentapolis; the Pentapolis of Italy.


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  • To mollify the Israelite God, the Philistines included five golden “hemorrhoids” one for each city of the Philistine pentapolis and five golden mice.

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  • The Philistines then took the Ark to Gath, another city of the Philistine pentapolis.

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  • I'll wager that when the first-born of Canaan was in the flood-tide of glory, this very gown was worn by one of the most beautiful women in the pentapolis of Philistia.

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  • In addition to this, none of the five cities of the Philistine pentapolis (Ashkelon, Ekron, Ashdod, Gaza, and

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