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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Dok
Dok (Δωκ, Dōk; Δαγών, Dagōn). A small fortress near Jericho where Simon Maccabeus and his two sons were killed by Ptolemy (1 Macc 16:15; compare Josephus, Antiquities, 13.8.1; Jewish War, 1.2.3).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Dok (Place)
DOK (PLACE) [Gk Dōk (Δωκ)]. A small fort near Jericho constructed by Ptolemy, the son-in-law of Simon Maccabeus. Following a banquet at this location, Simon, the last surviving son of Mattathias, and two of his sons were treacherously murdered by Ptolemy in 135 b.c. (1 Macc 16:11–15). Josephus in his
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dok
Dok dōk [Gk. Dōk, Dagōn]; AV DOCUS. A small fortress near Jericho which was built by Ptolemy son of Abubus. Ptolemy invited Simon Maccabeus, his two sons, and some servants to the stronghold to be his guests. When they were drunk Ptolemy killed them (1 Macc. 16:11–16). Josephus (Ant. xii.8.1; BJ
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Dok
Dok (Gk. Dṓk)A small fort built by Ptolemy (17) where in 135 b.c. Ptolemy murdered Simon Maccabeus and his two sons (1 Macc. 16:11–15). Josephus refers to the fort as Dagon, locating it N of Jericho (Ant. 13.8.1 [230]; BJ 1.22.3 [56]). The site is mentioned in the Copper Scroll (3Q15). The fort may
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dok
Dok [dŏk] (Gk. Dōk). A small fortress to which Simon Maccabeus and his two sons were invited for a banquet and where they were murdered, while intoxicated, by Ptolemy, Simon’s son-in-law (1 Macc. 16:15–16). Josephus (Ant. xiii.8.1[230]; BJ i.2.3[56]) calls this fortress Dagon. The site is probably
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DOK
DOK<dok> ([Δώκ, Dok], [Δαγών, Dagon]): A small fortress, “little stronghold” near Jericho (1 Macc 16:15), built by Ptolemy, son of Abubus, where he entertained and murdered his father-in-law Simon Maccabeus and his two sons. Josephus (Ant., XIII, viii, 1; BJ, I, ii, 3) calls the place Dagon and
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Dok
Dok dok (Δωκ, corrupted to Δαγων in Jos. Ant. 13.8.1). KJV Docus. A small fortress built (or rebuilt) by Ptolemy, the son of Abubus and son-in-law of Simon Maccabee. The name of the ancient city survives in modern ʿAin Duq, a spring about 3 mi. NW of Jericho. The ancient site is identified with nearby
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Dok
DOK, dōk (Δώκ, Dō̇k, Δαγών, Dagō̇n): A small fortress, “little stronghold” near Jericho (1 Macc 16:15), built by Ptolemy, son of Abubus, where he entertained and murdered his father-in-law Simon Maccabaeus and his two sons. Jos (Ant, XIII, viii, 1; BJ, I, ii, 3) calls the place Dagon and places
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DOK
DOK dok [Δώκ Dōk]. A small fortress near JERICHO where, in 134/135 bce, Ptolemy murdered his father-in-law, Simon Maccabeus, and two of his sons (1 Mac 16:11–17; Josephus, Ant. 13.230; J.W. 1.56), probably located about 3.5 km (2 mi.) northwest of the mound of Jericho, near the base of Jebel Qarantal.