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The most northern city of the Philistines, allotted to Judah by Joshua 15:45 , but afterwards given to Daniel 12:13 , though it does not appear that the Jews ever peaceably possessed it. It is memorable for its connection with the captivity of the ark and its restoration to the Jews, 1 Samuel 5:10 6:1-18 . The fly-god was worshipped here, 2 Kings 1:2 . Its ruin was foretold, Amos 1:8 Zephaniah 2:4 Zechariah 9:5,7 . Robinson found its site at the Moslem village Akir, some ten miles northeast of Ashdod. There are no ruins.

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These files are public domain and are a derivative of the topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Ekron'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. 1859.

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