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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).
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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
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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
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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.