Ekron
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Ekron

barrenness; torn away

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Ekron

(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 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. 1Macc 10:89 only.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Ekron

The most northern city of the Philistines, allotted to Judah by Joshua 15:45, but afterwards given to Daniel 12:13, though it does not appear that the Jews ever peaceably possessed it. It is memorable for its connection with the captivity of the ark and its restoration to the Jews, 1 Samuel 5:10 6:1-18. The fly-god was worshipped here, 2 Kings 1:2. Its ruin was foretold, Am 1:8 Zephaniah 2:4 Zechariah 9:5,7. Robinson found its site at the Moslem village Akir, some ten miles northeast of Ashdod. There are no ruins.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Firm-rooted, the most northerly of the five towns belonging to the lords of the Philistines, about 11 miles north of Gath. It was assigned to Judah (Joshua 13:3), and afterwards to Dan (19:43), but came again into the full possession of the Philistines (1 Samuel 5:10). It was the last place to which the Philistines carried the ark before they sent it back to Israel (1 Samuel 5:10; 6:1-8). There was here a noted sanctuary of Baal-zebub (2 Kings 1: 2, 3, 6, 16). Now the small village Akir. It is mentioned on monuments in B.C. 702, when Sennacherib set free its king, imprisoned by Hezekiah in Jerusalem, according to the Assyrian record.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EKRON; EKRONITE

ek'-ron, ek'-ron-it 'eqron, "migration," "rooting out"; Akkaron:

The most northerly of the chief cities of the Philistines. It was not subdued by Joshua (13:3) but was allotted, in the division of the land, first to Judah and then to Dan (Joshua 15:11, 45, 46; Joshua 19:43). It was taken by Judah (Judges 1:18). The people of Ekron are prominent in the story of the ark in the land of the Philistines. It was they who proposed to have it sent back to Israel (1 Samuel 5:10; 1 Samuel 6:16, 17). After the defeat of the Philistines, when David killed Goliath, the Israelites pursued them to the gates of Ekron, which was evidently the nearest walled town in which the fugitives could take refuge (1 Samuel 17:52). It was the seat of the worship of the god Baalzebub, as appears in the account of the sickness and death of Ahaziah (2 Kings 1:2, 3, 6:16). It is included among other cities in the denunciations of Amos (1:8) and of Jeremiah (25:20). Zephaniah declares that it shall be rooted up (2:4), and Zechariah speaks of its consternation at the fall of Tyre (9:5, 7).

From the Assyrian records we learn that it revolted against Sennacherib and expelled Padi, the governor he had placed over it, and sent him to Hezekiah, at Jerusalem, for safe keeping. Sennacherib marched against it and Ekron called in the aid of the king of Mutsri, formerly supposed to be Egypt but now regarded by some scholars as a district of Northwestern Arabia. Sennacherib raised the siege of Ekron to defeat this army, which he did at Eltekeh, and then returned and took the city by storm and put to death the leaders of the revolt and carried their adherents into captivity. He then compelled Hezekiah to restore Padi, who was once more made governor. This affair led to the famous attack of Sennacherib on Hezekiah and Jerusalem (Rawl., Anc. Mon., II, 159). Ekron is mentioned in 1 Maccabees 10:89 as being given by Alexander Balas to Jonathan Maccabeus, and it appears in the accounts of the first Crusade.

Ekronite:

An inhabitant of Ekron, used in plural in Joshua 13:3 and 1 Samuel 5:10.

H. Porter

Strong's Hebrew
6139. Eqroni -- inhab. of Ekron
... inhab. of Ekron. Transliteration: Eqroni Phonetic Spelling: (ek-ro-nee') Short
Definition: Ekronite. ... of Ekron NASB Word Usage Ekronite (1), Ekronites (1). ...
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6138. Eqron -- a Philistine city
... 6137, 6138. Eqron. 6139 . a Philistine city. Transliteration: Eqron
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-rone') Short Definition: Ekron. ... Ekron. ...
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Library

Caesarea. Strato's Tower.
... The Arabian interpreter thinks the first name of this city was Hazor, Joshua
11:1. The Jews, Ekron, Zephaniah 2:4. "R. Abhu saith," (he was of Caesarea ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 57 caesarea stratos tower.htm

The Fall of the House of Ahab
... chamber," Ahaziah, seriously injured, and fearful of the possible outcome, sent
some of his servants to make inquiry of Baalzebub, the god of Ekron, whether he ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 16 the fall of.htm

The Ark among the Philistines
... Therefore they sent the ark of the God of Israel to Ekron; but when it came to Ekron,
the Ekronites cried out, "They have brought around the ark of the god of ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/the ark among the philistines.htm

Concerning Ahaziah; the King of Israel; and Again Concerning the ...
... that Ahaziah, as he was coming down from the top of his house, fell down from it,
and in his sickness sent to the Fly, which was the god of Ekron, for that was ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 2 concerning ahaziah the.htm

David's victory Over the Giant
... The men of Israel and of Judah rose up and raised the battle-cry and followed the
Philistines to the entrance to Gath and to the gates of Ekron, so that the ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/davids victory over the giant.htm

The Children and the Dogs
... race of all the Canaanites should be absorbed in Israel as thoroughly as that which
gave Araunah to the kindliest intercourse with David, for Ekron should be ...
/.../chadwick/the gospel of st mark/chapter 7 24-30 the children and.htm

The Destruction that came Upon the Philistines, and Upon
... for it, at length they sought for some contrivance and method how they might get
free from it: so the governors of the five cities, Gath, and Ekron, and Askelon ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 1 the destruction that.htm

How the Israelites after this Misfortune Grew Wicked and Served ...
... therefore their chariots, and gathered their soldiery together, their cities also
combined together, and drew over to them Askelon and Ekron, which were within ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 3 how the israelites.htm

How, after the Death of Joshua their Commander, the Israelites ...
... Simeon took the cities which were in the mountainous part of Canaan, as also Askelon
and Ashdod, of those that lay near the sea; but Gaza and Ekron escaped them ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 2 how after the.htm

Of the Monk's Girdle.
... rebuke the messengers of Ahaziah, the wicked king of Israel, because when confined
by sickness he had intended to consult Beelzebub, the god of Ekron, on the ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter i of the monks.htm

Thesaurus
Ekron (20 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. EKRON; EKRONITE. ... The people of Ekron are prominent
in the story of the ark in the land of the Philistines. ...
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Ekronite (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia EKRON; EKRONITE. ... The people of Ekron are prominent
in the story of the ark in the land of the Philistines. ...
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Ashkelon (12 Occurrences)
... couples Ashkelon with Gath in his lament over Saul and Jonathan (2 Samuel 1:20)
indicating its importance, and it is joined with Gaza, Ashdod and Ekron in the ...
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Baalzebub (4 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Fly-lord, the god of the Philistines at Ekron
(2 Kings 1:2, 3, 16). This name was given to the god because ...
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Ash'kelon (10 Occurrences)
... Joshua 13:3 from the Shihor, which is before Egypt, even unto the border of Ekron
northward--which is counted to the Canaanites; the five lords of the ...
/a/ash'kelon.htm - 9k

Gazah (16 Occurrences)
... Joshua 13:3 from the Shihor, which floweth before Egypt, as far as the borders of
Ekron northward, and which is counted to the Canaanite; five lordships of the ...
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Baal-zebub (4 Occurrences)
Baal-zebub. Baalzebub, Baal-zebub. Ba'al-ze'bub . Easton's Bible Dictionary
Fly-lord, the god of the Philistines at Ekron (2 Kings 1:2, 3, 16). ...
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Zebub (4 Occurrences)
... So he sent messengers, and said to them, "Go, inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of
Ekron, whether I will recover of this sickness." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS ...
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Gath (44 Occurrences)
... Joshua 13:3 from the Shihor, which floweth before Egypt, as far as the borders of
Ekron northward, and which is counted to the Canaanite; five lordships of the ...
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Ba'al-ze'bub (4 Occurrences)
... So he sent messengers, and said to them, "Go, inquire of Baal Zebub, the god
of Ekron, whether I will recover of this sickness." (See RSV). ...
/b/ba'al-ze'bub.htm - 7k

Concordance
Ekron (20 Occurrences)

Joshua 13:3
from the Shihor, which is before Egypt, even to the border of Ekron northward, which is counted as Canaanite; the five lords of the Philistines; the Gazites, and the Ashdodites, the Ashkelonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avvim,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 15:11
and the border went out to the side of Ekron northward; and the border extended to Shikkeron, and passed along to Mount Baalah, and went out at Jabneel; and the goings out of the border were at the sea.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 15:45
Ekron, with its towns and its villages;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 15:46
from Ekron even to the sea, all that were by the side of Ashdod, with their villages.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 19:43
Elon, Timnah, Ekron,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 1:18
Also Judah took Gaza with its border, and Ashkelon with its border, and Ekron with its border.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 5:10
So they sent the ark of God to Ekron. It happened, as the ark of God came to Ekron, that the Ekronites cried out, saying, "They have brought about the ark of the God of Israel to us, to kill us and our people."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 6:16
When the five lords of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to Ekron the same day.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 6:17
These are the golden tumors which the Philistines returned for a trespass offering to Yahweh: for Ashdod one, for Gaza one, for Ashkelon one, for Gath one, for Ekron one;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 7:14
The cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron even to Gath; and its border did Israel deliver out of the hand of the Philistines. There was peace between Israel and the Amorites.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 17:52
The men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until you come to Gai, and to the gates of Ekron. The wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even to Gath, and to Ekron.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 1:2
Ahaziah fell down through the lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick. So he sent messengers, and said to them, "Go, inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I will recover of this sickness."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 1:3
But the angel of Yahweh said to Elijah the Tishbite, "Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and tell them,'Is it because there is no God in Israel, that you go to inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 1:6
They said to him, "A man came up to meet us, and said to us,'Go, return to the king who sent you, and tell him, "Thus says Yahweh,'Is it because there is no God in Israel, that you send to inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore you shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die.'"'"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 1:16
He said to him, "Thus says Yahweh,'Because you have sent messengers to inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron, is it because there is no God in Israel to inquire of his word? Therefore you shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 25:20
and all the mixed people, and all the kings of the land of the Uz, and all the kings of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Gaza, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Amos 1:8
I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him who holds the scepter from Ashkelon; and I will turn my hand against Ekron; and the remnant of the Philistines will perish," says the Lord Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Zephaniah 2:4
For Gaza will be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation. They will drive out Ashdod at noonday, and Ekron will be rooted up.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Zechariah 9:5
Ashkelon will see it, and fear; Gaza also, and will writhe in agony; as will Ekron, for her expectation will be disappointed; and the king will perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon will not be inhabited.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Zechariah 9:7
I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth; and he also will be a remnant for our God; and he will be as a chieftain in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Ekron

Ekron: Allotted to Dan

Ekron: Conquered and Allotted to Judah

Ekron: One of the Five Chief Cities of the Philistines

Ekron: Prophecies Against

Ekron: Temple of Baal-Zebub At

Ekron: The Ark of God Taken To

Related Terms

Ekronite (1 Occurrence)

Ashkelon (12 Occurrences)

Baalzebub (4 Occurrences)

Ash'kelon (10 Occurrences)

Gazah (16 Occurrences)

Baal-zebub (4 Occurrences)

Zebub (4 Occurrences)

Gath (44 Occurrences)

Ba'al-ze'bub (4 Occurrences)

Consult (27 Occurrences)

Enquire (42 Occurrences)

Ashdod (21 Occurrences)

Gaza (22 Occurrences)

Timnah (12 Occurrences)

Ekronites (2 Occurrences)

Shaaraim (3 Occurrences)

Jabneel (2 Occurrences)

Ahaziah (34 Occurrences)

Lords (63 Occurrences)

Unwalled (39 Occurrences)

Jabneh (1 Occurrence)

Gai (1 Occurrence)

Floweth (16 Occurrences)

Tirhakah (2 Occurrences)

Ravine (26 Occurrences)

Elteke (1 Occurrence)

Eltekeh (2 Occurrences)

Philistia (12 Occurrences)

Baalah (5 Occurrences)

Askelon (3 Occurrences)

Avvite (1 Occurrence)

Avvites (3 Occurrences)

Shikkeron (1 Occurrence)

Sha-ara'im (2 Occurrences)

Surged (1 Occurrence)

Strewn (4 Occurrences)

Inquire (95 Occurrences)

Outcry (56 Occurrences)

Sennacherib (13 Occurrences)

Sama'ria (102 Occurrences)

Villages (106 Occurrences)

Shout (114 Occurrences)

Comest (50 Occurrences)

Wounded (114 Occurrences)

Baal (94 Occurrences)

Accaron

Pursued (75 Occurrences)

Doors (149 Occurrences)

Shouted (65 Occurrences)

Pursue (104 Occurrences)

Philistines (224 Occurrences)

North (164 Occurrences)

Deserted (54 Occurrences)

Hamlets (38 Occurrences)

Gates (156 Occurrences)

Borders (104 Occurrences)

Entering (124 Occurrences)

Territory (140 Occurrences)

Princes (324 Occurrences)

Vicinity (18 Occurrences)

Kidron (11 Occurrences)

Northwards (4 Occurrences)

Northward (41 Occurrences)

Neighboring (11 Occurrences)

Noonday (13 Occurrences)

Unleash (2 Occurrences)

Outgoings (21 Occurrences)

Outcome (26 Occurrences)

Lattice (6 Occurrences)

Lord (59401 Occurrences)

Gazite (1 Occurrence)

Gittite (10 Occurrences)

Gazathites (2 Occurrences)

Gittites (2 Occurrences)

Gazzah (1 Occurrence)

Gazites (2 Occurrences)

Gazathite (1 Occurrence)

Westward (35 Occurrences)

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