1. Exposition

Where were Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ekron located?

Judges 1:18 (ESV)

18 Judah also captured Gaza with its territory, and Ashkelon with its territory, and Ekron with its territory.

These were Philistine cities, near the Mediterranean coast. Joshua had allotted them to Judah (Joshua 15:45–47), yet they had remained unconquered by the end of Joshua’s life (Joshua 13:3).