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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ekron
Ekron (עֶקְרוֹן‎, eqron). One of the five cities of the Philistine Pentapolis. Located approximately 20 miles southwest of Jerusalem in the border region between the Philistines and Israelites. Identified with Tel-Miqne.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ekron (Place)
EKRON (PLACE) [Heb ʿeqrôn (עֶקְרֹון)]. A site in the Shephelah on the border between the Israelites and the Philistines, which was important in several episodes in the Bible.A. Biblical and Extrabiblical SourcesB. IdentificationC. Excavations1. Chalcolithic through Middle Bronze Age2. Late Bronze
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ekron, Ekronites
Ekron, Ekronites. Most northerly city among the major Philistine settlements. During the Hebrew conquest of Palestine, Ekron was not taken by Joshua (Jos 13:3). When the land was divided among the 12 tribes, Ekron was given first to Judah and then to Dan (Jos 15:11, 45, 46; 19:43). It was eventually
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ekron
Ekron ekʹron; EKRONITE ekʹrən-īt [Heb. ʿeqrôn—perhaps ‘deep-rooted’ (cf. Zeph. 2:4); Akk. Amqarruna; Gk. Akkarōn]. One of the five cities ruled by a Philistine “tyrant” (Josh. 13:3; 1 S. 6:17). The ancient Hebrew name may be preserved by the modern Arabic village name ʾÂqir, which means “barren,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ekron, Ekronites
EKRON, EKRONITES* Most northerly city among the major Philistine settlements. During the Hebrew conquest of Palestine, Ekron was not taken by Joshua (Jos 13:3). When the land was divided among the 12 tribes, Ekron was given first to Judah and then to Dan (15:11, 45–46; 19:43). It was eventually taken
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ekron
Ekron (ek´ruhn; Heb., possibly “barren place” or “fertile place”; Gk. Akkaron), the northernmost city of the Philistine Pentapolis. Now identified as Khirbet el Muqanna‘(Tel Miqne), it lies about twenty-two miles west of Jerusalem. It was assigned to the territory of Judah (Josh. 15:11) or to Dan (19:43),
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ekron
EKRON. The northernmost of the five main cities of Philistia (Josh 13:3). It was first assigned to Judah (Josh 15:11, 45–46); then to Dan (Josh 19:43) before that tribe moved N, after which it was temporarily taken by Judah (Jdg 1:18). It was prominent in all stages of Israel’s history, from the time
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ekron
EKRON. One of the five principal Philistine cities, and a place of importance, having villages dependent upon it (Jos. 15:45–46). Recent surveys suggest that it is to be identified with Khirbet al-Muqanna‘, which has hitherto been equated with *Eltekeh. Surface explorations in 1957 showed the site was
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ekron
Ekron (Heb. ʿeqrôn; Gk. Akkarōn)A city of the Philistine Pentapolis (Josh. 13:3). With Israel’s appearance, Ekron was reckoned as a city both of Judah (Josh. 15:45–46) and Dan (19:43), perhaps situated on their border. Neither Israelite tribe, however, could successfully retain control of the city,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ekron
Ekron [ĕkˊrən] (Heb. ˓eqrôn) “barren place”; Akk. Amqarruna; Gk. Akkarōn).† Northernmost of the five principal Philistine cities in Palestine (Josh. 13:3). It was among those cities initially assigned to Dan (19:43) but was later reckoned as Judahite territory (13:3; 15:11).Although Judah
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Ekron
EKRON One of the lordships of the Philistines (Josh. 13:3), listed in one place as within the lot of Judah (Josh. 15:11, 45–6) but in another as within that of Dan (Josh. 19:43). Despite the reference in Judges (1:18–19) it seems that the Israelites did not take Ekron in the early stages of the conquest.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ekron
EKRON A city in the Shephelah, in the territory between the Israelites and the Philistines (Josh 3:13). The city was captured by the Israelites in the conquest of Canaan (Josh 15:11, 45, 46; 19:43; Judg 1:18; 1 Sam 7:14) but did not come fully under their control until the time of David. After they captured
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