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23.12.2012: written about 500 years after Philistine settlement and found in a temple at Ekron. It is a dedication 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, indicating that the Philistines preserved their traditions for centuries. Museum of Israel.

 

Inscription: The temple which he built, Achish (Ikausu) son of Padi, son of YSD, son of 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.