(5.) Heb. seren, applied exclusively to the "lords of the Philistines" (Jdg 3:3). The LXX. render it by satrapies. At this period the Philistines were not, as at a later period (1Sa 21:10), under a kingly government. (See Jos 13:3; 1Sa 6:18.) There were five such lordships, viz., Gath, Ashdod, Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ekron.