EKRON INSCRIPTION. Discovered within a temple at Ekron, this Philistine dedicatory inscription, dated to the seventh century B.C.E. and written in a Semitic language, records that King Ikausu (or Achish) built the city’s temple for the goddess Ptgyh. The name Ikausu, meaning “Achaean” or “Greek,” shows a Philistine connection to the West even in the seventh century—500 years after they had settled in Canaan.