The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleNehemiah 13:23
In those days also I saw Jews that married wives of Ashdod,
of Ammon, and of Moab.
] Ashdod, or Azotus, as it is called in
(Acts 8:40) , was one of the five cities of the Philistines; which,
though none of the seven nations with whom marriage was forbid, yet it
was very unfit and improper to marry with them, (Judges 14:3) . This
place was a mart of the Arabians F8, where they sold their goods, to
which the Jews might resort, and thereby be ensnared into such marriages;
and which with the Ammonites and Moabites were unlawful, (Nehemiah 13:1) .
F8 Mela de Situ Orbis, l. 1. c. 10.