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Ek'ron. (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. Joshua 13:3. Like the other Philistine cities, its situation was in the Shefelah, or lowlands. It fell to the lot of Judah. Joshua 15:45-46; Judges 1:18.

Afterwards, we find it mentioned among the cities of Dan. Joshua 19:43. Before the monarchy, it was again in full possession of the Philistines. 1 Samuel 5:10. Akir, the modern representative of Ekron, lies about five miles southwest of Ramleh. In the Apocrypha, it appears as Accaron. In 1 Maccabees 10:89 only.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Ekron'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. 1901.

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