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Ekron


"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 (Josh. 13:3), and afterwards to Dan" "(19:43), but came again into the full possession of the" Philistines (1 Sam. 5:10). It was the last place to which the Philistines carried the ark before they sent it back to Israel (1 Sam. 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.


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Definition of Ekron:
"barrenness; torn away"