Ekron in Smiths Bible Dictionary

(torn up by the roots; emigration), one of the five towns belonging to the lords of the Philistines, and the most northerly of the five. Jos 13:3 Like the other Philistine cities its situation was in the lowlands. It fell to the lot of Judah. Jos 15:45,46; Jud 1:18 Afterwards we find it mentioned among the cities of Dan. Jos 19:43 Before the monarchy it was again in full possession of the Philistines. 1Sa 5:10 Akir, the modern representative of Ekron, lies about five miles southwest of Ramleh. In the Apocrypha it appears as ACCARON. 1Macc 10:89 only.

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