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Acra
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Acra
Acra (ἄκρα, akra). Syrian (Seleucid) fortress established by Antiochus IV Epiphanes in Jerusalem after he captured the city in 168 bc.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Acra
Acra. Citadel of Jerusalem during the Seleucid and Hasmonean periods. The citadel was located on a high point near the temple. An exceptionally strong fortress, the Acra housed the garrison and controlled the city throughout the Maccabean wars. The Seleucid government considered the Acra a royal stronghold
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Acra
ACRA* Citadel of Jerusalem during the Seleucid and Hasmonean periods. The citadel was located on a high point near the temple. An exceptionally strong fortress, the Acra housed the garrison and controlled the city throughout the Maccabean wars. The Seleucid government considered the Acra a royal stronghold
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ACRA
ACRA<ak’-ra>, <a’-kra> (1 Macc 1:33 the Revised Version (British and American), “citadel”).See JERUSALEM.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Acra
Acra ak′ruh. The Greek term akra means “citadel” (cf. the lxx at 2 Sam. 5:9; 1 Ki. 10:22) and is used especially of the fortress built by the Syrian forces near the temple in Jerusalem in 167 b.c. (1 Macc. 1:33–36). See Jerusalem II.D.3