Places Study on Ekron

Places Study on Ekron

Joshua 13: From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even unto the borders of Ekron northward, which is counted to the Canaanite: five lords of the Philistines; the Gazathites, and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avites:
Joshua 15: And the border went out unto the side of Ekron northward: and the border was drawn to Shicron, and passed along to mount Baalah, and went out unto Jabneel; and the goings out of the border were at the sea.
Joshua 15: Ekron, with her towns and her villages:
Joshua 15: From Ekron even unto the sea, all that lay near Ashdod, with their villages:
Joshua 19: And Elon, and Thimnathah, and Ekron,
Judges 1: Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof.
1 Samuel 5: Therefore they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And it came to pass, 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 slay us and our people.
1 Samuel 6: And when the five lords of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to Ekron the same day.
1 Samuel 6: And these are the golden emerods which the Philistines returned for a trespass offering unto the LORD; for Ashdod one, for Gaza one, for Askelon one, for Gath one, for Ekron one;
1 Samuel 7: And the cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron even unto Gath; and the coasts thereof did Israel deliver out of the hands of the Philistines. And there was peace between Israel and the Amorites.
1 Samuel 17: And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron.
2 Kings 1: And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.
2 Kings 1: But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?
2 Kings 1: And they said unto him, There came a man up to meet us, and said unto us, Go, turn again unto the king that sent you, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.
2 Kings 1: And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron, is it not because there is no God in Israel to inquire of his word? therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.
Jeremiah 25: And all the mingled people, and all the kings of the land of Uz, and all the kings of the land of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Azzah, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod,
Amos 1: And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre from Ashkelon, and I will turn mine hand against Ekron: and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, saith the Lord GOD.
Zephaniah 2: For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up.
Zechariah 9: Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.
Zechariah 9: And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth: but he that remaineth, even he, shall be for our God, and he shall be as a governor in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - 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 (Joshua 13:3 ), and afterwards to (Daniel 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 :: 23616,3,6,16 ). 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.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Ekron
(ehk' rahn) Ekron is the northernmost of the five major Philistine cities known as the pentapolis. The site of ancient Ekron has been much debated, but now is generally agreed to be modern tell Miqne, about 14 miles inland from the Mediterranean Sea and 10 miles from Ashdod. The site is one of the largest in Palestine, covering some 50 acres. Ekron lies on the road leading from Ashdod into the Judean hill country and up to Jerusalem through the Sorek Valley.

Ekron was assigned to both Judah (Joshua 15:11 ,Joshua 15:11,15:45-46 ) and Dan (Joshua 19:43 ) in the tribal allotments. It probably lay on the border between the tribes. Judges 1:18 reports that Judah captured Ekron along with other parts of the Philistine coast, but Ekron was certainly in Philistine hands at the time the ark was captured ( 1 Samuel 5:10 ). It was also the place to which the Philistines retreated after David slew Goliath (1 Samuel 17:52 ). Ahaziah, the son of King Ahab of Israel, called on the god of Ekron, Baal-zebub, when he was sick (2 Kings 1:2-16 ). That name (literally, “Lord of the flies”) may have been slightly changed by the Hebrew writer to express antipathy toward the Philistine deity. The name of the deity may have been Baal-zebul (“Baal is exalted”).

Excavations at tell Miqne have discovered much pottery that is typically Philistine. From the last period before tell Miqne was destroyed by the Babylonians, the excavators found an important industrial complex near the city gate. A hoard of iron agricultural tools was found. Hundreds of whole pottery vessels were present. Perhaps most importantly, a well-preserved olive press was discovered. This press is the largest and best preserved known in Israel. A horned altar was also found during the excavations.

Joel F. Drinkard, Jr.



Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Ekron
("the firm rooted".) Most northerly of the five Philistine lordship cities, farthest from the sea, to the right of the great road from Egypt northwards to Syria, in the shephelah (low country). A landmark of Judah on the northern boundary which ran thence to the sea at Jabneel (Joshua 15:45-46; Judges 1:18). Afterward in Dan (Joshua 19:43); but the Philistines permanently appropriated it (1 Samuel 5:10; 1 Samuel 17:52; Jeremiah 25:20). There the ark of the covenant was taken last before its return to Israel.

A shrine and oracle of Baalzebub was there, to which king Ahaziah applied for consultation in his sickness (2 Kings 1:2; 2 Kings 1:16). Zechariah 9:5, "Ekron for her expectation shall be ashamed": she had expected Tyre would withstand Alexander in his progress southward toward Egypt; but her expectation shall bear the shame of disappointment. Zephaniah 2:4 plays on her name, 'Εkron tee'akeer ," the firm-rooted one shall be rooted up." Now Akir, 3 miles E. of Yebna, N. of the wady Surar; a village consisting of 50 mud houses, with two well-built wells, is all that remains of the once leading Philistine city, fulfilling the prophecy that she should be rooted up.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Ekron
Ekron (ĕk'ron), emigration. The most northerly of the five cities of the Philistines, Joshua 13:3; in the lowlands of Judah, Joshua 15:11; conquered by Judah, Joshua 15:45; allotted to Dan, Joshua 19:43; reconquered by Samuel, 1 Samuel 5:10; 1 Samuel 7:14; again a Philistine city, 1 Samuel 17:52; 2 Kings 1:2; Jeremiah 25:20; Amos 1:8; Zechariah 9:5; now called Akir, on a hill 12 miles southeast of Joppa, a wretched village of about 50 mud hovels. The prophecy has been fulfilled, "Ekron shall be rooted up." Zephaniah 2:4.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Ekron
Barrenness; torn away
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ekron
EKRON . A city in the Philistine Pentapolis, not conquered by Joshua ( Joshua 13:3 ), but theoretically a border city of Judah ( Joshua 15:11 ) and Dan ( Joshua 19:43 ); said, in a passage which is probably an interpolation, to have been smitten by Judah ( Judges 1:18 ). Hither the captured ark was brought from Ashdod ( 1 Samuel 5:10 ), and on its restoration the Philistine lords who had followed it to Beth-shemesh returned to Ekron ( 1 Samuel 6:16 ). Ekron was the border town of a territory that passed in the days of Samuel from the Philistines to Israel ( 1 Samuel 7:14 ), and it was the limit of the pursuit of the Philistines after the slaying of Goliath by David ( 1 Samuel 17:52 ). Its local numen was Baal-zebub, whose oracle Ahaziah consulted after his accident ( 2 Kings 1:2 ). Like the other Philistine cities, it is made the subject of denunciation by Jeremiah, Amos, Zephaniah, and the anonymous prophet whose writing occupies Zechariah 9:1-17 ; Zechariah 10:1-12 ; Zechariah 11:1-17 . This city is commonly identified with ‘Akir , a village on the Philistine plain between Gezer and the sea, where there is now a Jewish colony. For the identification there is no basis, except the coincidence of name; there are no remains of antiquity whatever at ‘Akir .

R. A. S. Macalister.

American Tract Society 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, Amos 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.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ekron
The most northerly of the five cities of the Philistines. It fell to the lot of Judah, and then passed to Dan. It was taken by Judah, but the Philistines kept or gained possession. The ark of God was carried there from Ashdod, and from thence was returned to Israel. It was to Ekron that king Ahaziah sent to inquire of the god Baal-zebub if he should recover from his accident. 2 Kings 1:2,3,16 . The city is denounced in the prophets. Joshua 15:11,45,46 ; Joshua 19:43 ; Judges 1:18 ; 1 Samuel 5:10 ; 1 Samuel 6:16,17 ; 1 Samuel 7:14 ; 1 Samuel 17:52 ; Jeremiah 25:20 ; Amos 1:8 ; Zephaniah 2:4 ; Zechariah 9:5,7 . Identified with Akir, 31 52' N, 34 49' E .

Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ekron
The town of Ekron was one of the ‘five cities of the Philistines’ (Joshua 13:3; 1 Samuel 6:17-18). It had a history of conflict with Israel from the time that Israel first entered Canaan. It changed hands between the Philistines and the Israelites frequently (see PHILISTIA). The Philistines considered Ekron to be the home of the god Baal-zebub (2 Kings 1:2-3; see BEELZEBUL).

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ac'Caron - [Ekron ]
Ekronites - Inhabitants of Ekron
Ekron - (ehk' rahn) Ekron is the northernmost of the five major Philistine cities known as the pentapolis. The site of ancient Ekron has been much debated, but now is generally agreed to be modern tell Miqne, about 14 miles inland from the Mediterranean Sea and 10 miles from Ashdod. Ekron lies on the road leading from Ashdod into the Judean hill country and up to Jerusalem through the Sorek Valley. ... Ekron was assigned to both Judah (Joshua 15:11 ,Joshua 15:11,15:45-46 ) and Dan (Joshua 19:43 ) in the tribal allotments. Judges 1:18 reports that Judah captured Ekron along with other parts of the Philistine coast, but Ekron was certainly in Philistine hands at the time the ark was captured ( 1 Samuel 5:10 ). Ahaziah, the son of King Ahab of Israel, called on the god of Ekron, Baal-zebub, when he was sick (2 Kings 1:2-16 )
Gath - It appears to have been the extreme boundary of the Philistine territory in one direction, as Ekron was on the other. Hence the expression, "from Ekron even unto Gath," 1 Samuel 7:14
Ekron - The town of Ekron was one of the ‘five cities of the Philistines’ (Joshua 13:3; 1 Samuel 6:17-18). The Philistines considered Ekron to be the home of the god Baal-zebub (2 Kings 1:2-3; see BEELZEBUL)
Shicron - end of the northern boundary of Judah (Joshua 15:11); between Ekron and Jabneel
Dilean - of Ekron, in Philistia
Baalzebub - Worshipped at Ekron; consulted by Ahaziah as to his recovery, for which Jehovah by Elijah declared he should die (2 Kings 1:2-3; 2 Kings 1:16). A seal found near Gaza by DeHass represents a human figure with four wings like those of a fly, in low relief, probably the god of Ekron
Shi'Cron - It lay between Ekron (Akir ) and Jabneel ( Yebna )
Ekron - Ekron (ĕk'ron), emigration. The prophecy has been fulfilled, "Ekron shall be rooted up
Makaz - The site is possibly that of khirbet-el-Muskheizin south of Ekron
Thim'Nathah, - It is named between Elon and Ekron
e'Lah, the Valley of - ( 1 Samuel 17:2,19 ) It lay somewhere near Socoh of Judah and Azekah, and was nearer Ekron than any other Philistine town
Baalzebub - Name of Baal as the god of Ekron, signifying 'lord of the fly. ' Josephus says with reference to king Ahaziah sending to this god, "Now it happened 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 this god's name
Ekron - Ekron . Hither the captured ark was brought from Ashdod ( 1 Samuel 5:10 ), and on its restoration the Philistine lords who had followed it to Beth-shemesh returned to Ekron ( 1 Samuel 6:16 ). Ekron was the border town of a territory that passed in the days of Samuel from the Philistines to Israel ( 1 Samuel 7:14 ), and it was the limit of the pursuit of the Philistines after the slaying of Goliath by David ( 1 Samuel 17:52 )
Baal-Zebub - Fly-lord, the god of the Philistines at Ekron (2 Kings 1:2,3,16 )
Beelzebub - ), the god of Ekron, meaning "the lord of flies," or, as others think, "the lord of dung," or "the dung-god
Beelzebul - It was a variation of the name Baal-zebub, a Baal god whose home (according to an ancient Canaanite belief) was in the Philistine town of Ekron (2 Kings 1:2). The name meant ‘lord of flies’, probably because the local people believed this god gave the citizens of Ekron protection against disease-carrying flies that plagued the area
Elah, Valley of - Near Shocoh of Judah and Azekah; Ekron was the nearest Philistine town. Ekron is 17 miles and Bethlehem 12 from Shocoh
Beth-She'Mesh - (Joshua 15:10 ) It is now 'Ainshems , about two miles from the great Philistine plain, and seven from Ekron
Beelzebub - This name is not so much a contemptuous corruption of Baalzebub, the god of Ekron, as it is a designation of idols; hence Beelzebul = the idol of idols, i
Baal, Baalah, Baalath - Mount Baalab, between Ekron and Jabneel ( Joshua 15:11 ), possibly, as M
Gibbethon - Gibbethon has been variously identified as tell el-Melat north of Ekron, and with Agir, two and a half miles west of tell el-Melat
Makkedah - Suggested locations include: Eusebius' suggestion of a site eight and a half miles from Eleutheropolis (Beit Jibrin); tell es-Safi south of Hulda (Libnah); el-Muqhar (“the Caves”) southwest of Ekron; and a site between Lachish and Hebron
ek'Ron - (1 Samuel 5:10 ) Akir , the modern representative of Ekron, lies about five miles southwest of Ramleh
Haemorrhoids - But the same consequences followed from its presence in Gath, and therefore they had it removed to Ekron, 11 miles distant. The Ekronites were afflicted with the same dreadful malady, but more severely; and a panic seizing the people, they demanded that the ark should be sent back to the land of Israel (9-12; 6:1-9)
Baalah - A mountain on Judah's northern border between Jabneel and Ekron
Gaza - The other four were Gath, Ashdod, Ashkelon and Ekron (Joshua 13:3; 1 Samuel 6:17-18)
Makkedah - The Palestine Exploration surveyors have, however, identified it with el-Mughar, or "the caves," 3 miles from Jabneh and 2 1/2 southwest of Ekron, because, they say, "at this site only of all possible sites for Makkedah in the Palestine plain do caves still exist
Ekron - It was to Ekron that king Ahaziah sent to inquire of the god Baal-zebub if he should recover from his accident
Ashdod - Ashdod was one of the ‘five cities of the Philistines’, the other four being Ashkelon, Ekron, Gaza and Gath (Joshua 13:3; 1 Samuel 6:17-18; see PHILISTIA)
Lords of the Philistines - The chieftains or ‘tyrants’ of the five Philistine cities, Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ekron, and Gath
Jabneel - of Jaffa, four from Akir (Ekron)
Fly - The word zebub is considered to be a part of the word BAAL-ZEBUB,the idol-god of Ekron, 'the lord of the fly,' who it was thought could protect persons from its bite
Timnah - frontier of the tribe of Judah between Beth-shemesh and Ekron ( Joshua 15:10 )
Bethshemesh - A Levitical town on the north border of Judah, whither the ark was miraculously guided by God when sent back by the Philistines from Ekron, and where the people were smitten for looking into it
Ahaziah - The prophet Elijah announced Ahaziah would die because he sent for help from Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, instead of from Yahweh
Baalzebub (Beelzebub) - A Philistine god worshipped at Ekron ( 2Ki 1:2-3 ; 2 Kings 1:6 ; 2 Kings 1:16 ), whose name in the form of Beelzebul (AV [Note: Authorized Version
Jebus - ) In Zechariah 9:7 "Ekron (shall be) as a Jebusite," the sense is, Even the ignoble remnant of the Jews shall be sacred to "our God" and "as a governor in Judah," whereas Philistine "Ekron" shall be a tributary bond servant "as a Jebusite," in the servile position to which Solomon consigned them (1 Kings 9:20-21)
Baal Zebub - BEELZEBUB, or BELZEBUB, signifies the god of flies, and was an idol of the Ekronites. Pliny is of opinion, that the name of Achor, the god invoked at Cyrene against flies, is derived from Accaron, or Ekron, where Baal-zebub was worshipped, and where he had a famous temple and oracle. " Those commentators who think that the idol of Ekron himself is intended, have indulged in an improbable fancy
Ahaziah - His messengers, sent to consult the god of Ekron regarding his recovery from the effects of a fall from the roof-gallery of his palace, were met on the way by Elijah, who sent them back to tell the king that he would never rise from his bed (1Kings 22:51; 2 Kings 1:18 )
Ekron - Zechariah 9:5, "Ekron for her expectation shall be ashamed": she had expected Tyre would withstand Alexander in his progress southward toward Egypt; but her expectation shall bear the shame of disappointment
Ahaziah - Ahaziah is accused of sending messengers to inquire of the celebrated oracle at Ekron, and is said unexpectedly to have received his answer from Elijah ( 2 Kings 1:1-18 )
Gath - (1 Samuel 17:4,23 ) It probably stood upon the conspicuous hill now called Tell-es-Safieh , upon the side of the plain of Philistia, at the foot of the mountains of Judah; 10 miles east of Ashdod, and about the same distance south by east of Ekron
Sennacherib - Ashkelon and Ekron were captured, and Hezekiah had to restore Padi to the throne of Ekron after keeping him some time in prison
Gath - Tell es Safieh occupies the site of Gath, which lay on the border between Judah and Philistia, between Shocoh and Ekron (1 Samuel 17:1; 1 Samuel 17:52). of Ekron
Baal-Zebub - And this was the ridiculous idol worshipped at Ekron, to whom Ahaziah, king of Israel, sent to enquire concerning his recovery from a fall he had from his terrace
Lord - , Gath, Ashdod, Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ekron
Recover - Go, inquire of Beelzebub, the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover of this disease
Sennacherib - He took Ekron, which had submitted to Hezekiah and had delivered its king Padi up to him; Sennacherib reseated Padi on his throne. ... Sennacherib gave part of Judah's territory to Ashdod, Ekron, Gaza, and Ashkelon
Ahazi'ah - Being an idolater, he sent to inquire of the oracle of Baalzebub in the Philistine city of Ekron whether he should recover his health
Gath - In addition to Gath, the other towns of the Philistine city-state system were Ekron, Ashdod, Ashkelon and Gaza (1 Samuel 6:17 ). In other words, Ekron, Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Gaza were, in a sense, satellite cities of Gath
Philistines, the - Politically, the Philistines had a highly organized city-state system comprised of five towns in southwest Palestine: Ashdod, Gaza, Ashkelon, Gath, and Ekron (1 Samuel 6:17 ). Baalzebub, the Philistine god whose name means “lord of the flies,” was the god of Ekron ( 2 Kings 1:1-16 ). See Gaza , Gath , Ekron , Ashdod , Ashkelon
Philistim - ... After this, in the time of Joshua, we find their country divided into five lordships or principalities; namely, Gaza, Askelon, Ashdod, Gath, and Ekron; giving sometimes also, as it appears, the title of king to their respective rulers; Achish being termed king of Gath, 1 Samuel 21:10 . And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre from Ashkelon; and I will turn my hand against Ekron; and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, saith the Lord God," Amos 1:6-8 . "For Ashkelon shall be a desolation;" it shall be cut off with the remnant of the valley; "and Ekron shall be rooted up. "Ekron shall be rooted up. It was one of the chief cities of the Philistines; but, though Gaza still subsists, and while Ashkelon and Ashdod retain their names in their ruins, the very name of Ekron is missing
Allotment - Judah claimed all land west of the Dead Sea from Kadesh-barnea and the wilderness of Zin to the Sorek valley, including the cities of Beth-shemesh, Ekron, and Timnah
Gath - The ark was brought here from Ashdod ( 1 Samuel 5:8 ), and thence to Ekron ( 1 Samuel 5:10 )
Ahaziah - Ahaziah sent to Baalzebub (lord of flies), god of Ekron, to inquire, should he recover? Elijah, by direction of the angel of the Lord, met the messengers, and reproving their having repaired to the idol of Ekron as if there were no God in Israel, announced that Ahaziah should die
Nazarene - Matthew plays on similar sounds, as Micah on Achzib (Micah 1:14) and Ekron (Micah 2:4)
Philistines - The five fortified cities of the Philistines, with their 'daughters' or dependent villages, were Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Gath, and Ekron
Josh'ua - ... An inhabitant of Beth-shemesh, in whose land was the stone at which the milch-kine stopped when they drew the ark of God with the offerings of the Philistines from Ekron to Beth-shemesh
Bethshemesh - slopes of the mountains of Judah, "a low plateau at the junction of two fine plains" (Robinson), two miles from the Philistian plain, and seven from Ekron
Timnah - Near the western extremity, further than Bethshemesh, toward Ekron; in the shephelah or low hills between the mountains and the plain (2 Chronicles 28:18)
Ahaziah - He was a worshipper of Baal; and having injured himself by falling through a lattice he sent to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron
Ahaziah - Ahaziah had not leisure or power to reduce them, 2 Kings 1:1-2 , &c, for, about the same time, having fallen through a lattice from the top of his house, he was considerably injured, and sent messengers to Ekron to consult Baalzebub, the god of that place, whether he should recover, 2 Kings 1:1-17
Philistines - They occupied the five cities of Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ekron, and Gath, in the south-western corner of Canaan, which belonged to Egypt up to the closing days of the Nineteenth Dynasty
Gaza - It was the southernmost town of the Philistine city-state system which also included Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ekron, and Gath (1 Samuel 6:17 )
Joshua - An inhabitant of Beth-shemesh, in whose land was the stone at which the milch-kine stopped when they drew the ark of God with the offerings of the Philistines from Ekron to Beth-shemesh
Philistia - and possessed fully the seacoast plain from the river of Egypt (el Arish) to Ekron in the N. (Joshua 15:4; Joshua 15:47), a confederacy of the five cities (originally Canaanite) Gaza (the leading one), Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath, and Ekron (always put last). Sennacherib took Ashkelon, and gave part of Hezekiah's land as a reward to Ashdod, Gaza, and Ekron for their submission (Rawlinson 1:477)
Dan - It included in it, among others, the cities of Lydda, Ekron, and Joppa, which formed its northern boundary
Philistines - Down to this time Philistine power was concentrated in the hands of the rulers of the five cities of Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ekron, and Gath. In this Hezekiah of Judah took part by imprisoning Padi, the Philistine king of Ekron, who remained faithful to Sennacherib
Philis'Tines - (Joshua 15:2,12,45-47 ) No portion of it, however, was conquered in the lifetime of Joshua, (Joshua 13:2 ) and even after his death no permanent conquest was effected, (Judges 3:3 ) though we are informed that the three cities of Gaza, Ashkelon and Ekron were taken. On this occasion the prowess of young David secured success to Israel, and the foe was pursued to the gates of Gath and Ekron
Baal - Baal-Zebub, "lord of flies," was a god of the Philistines at Ekron
Baal, Master - 8:33), Baal-zebub (2 Kings 1:2-16) at Ekron, Baal-zephon (Num
Philistines - Their state was divided into five little principalities, at the head of each of which was a "lord," namely, Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Gath, and Ekron-and they oppressed Israel during the government of the high-priest Eli, that of Samuel, and during the reign of Saul, for about one hundred and twenty years
Hezekiah - The Philistines were for revolt; only Padi, king of Ekron, held out for his master the king of Assyria
Beelzebub or Beelzebul - 6, and note, what has generally been overlooked, that the Septuagint took זבוב not בעל זבוב for the name of the god of Ekron: ἐπιζητῆσαι ἐν τῇ Βάαλ (dative) Μυῖαν (accusative) θεδν Ἀκκαρών; likewise Josepheus
Dan (1) - to Ekron on the S
Ark of God - Subsequently it was taken from Ashdod to Gath, and from Gath to Ekron, and the people were smitten by the hand of God in each city
Angel - of mal'âk] and said unto them, Go, inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease” (2 Kings 1:2)
Baal - Baal-zebub (bâ'al-zç'bub), lord of the fly, and worshipped at Ekron
Sennacherib - The fortified towns, and the rest of his towns which I spoiled, I severed from his country, and gave to the kings of Askelon, Ekron, and Gaza, so as to make his country small
Elijah - Meeting with a serious accident, after his fall he sends a messenger to Ekron to inquire of Baal-zebub, the fly-god, concerning his recovery. Elijah intercepts the emissaries of the king, hidding them return to their master with this word from Jehovah: ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel, that ye go to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron? Thou shalt not come down from the bed whither thou art gone up, but shalt surely die
Ark of the Covenant - The adventures of the ark in the cities of Ashdod, Gath, and Ekron are told to magnify the strength and glory of the Lord of the ark
Seek - Thus, Ahaziah instructed messengers: “Go, inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease” (2 Kings 1:2)
Elijah - Ahaziah, king of Israel, being hurt by a fall from the platform of his house, sent to consult Baalzebub, the god of Ekron, whether he should recover. Elijah met the messengers, and said to them, "Is it because there is no God in Israel, that ye go to inquire of Baalzebub, the god of Ekron? Now, therefore, saith the Lord, Thou shalt surely die
Elijah - His interview with Ahaziah's messengers on the way to Ekron, and the account of the destruction of his captains with their fifties, suggest the idea that he may have been in retirement at this time on Mount Carmel
Flies - Among these may be reckoned Baalzebub, the fly-god of Ekron: Hercules muscarum abactor, "Hercules, the expeller of flies;" and hence Jupiter had the titles of απομυιος , μυιαγρος , μυιοχορος , because he was supposed to expel flies, and especially to clear his temples of these insects
Hornet - The vindictive power that presided over this dreadful scourge was worshipped at Ekron, in Palestine, through fear, the reigning motive of Pagan superstition, under the title of Baal-zebub, "master or lord of the hornet," whence Beelzebub, in the New Testament, "the prince of demons," Matthew 12:24
Judah, Tribe And Kingdom - For towns on the coastal plain see ASHDOD; ASHKELON; Ekron; GATH; GAZA
Samuel - )... The Philistines restored the cities and adjoining districts which they had taken from Israel, close up to Ekron and Gath, the cities of the Philistines; and the effect of Israel's victory on the Amorites was they kept peace with Israel (compare Joshua 10:6; Judges 1:34-35)
Elijah - Once more the prophet is seen, confronting Ahab's successor and son Ahaziah, who, following closely in his parents' steps, had sent messengers to Baalzebub the god of Ekron to inquire whether he should recover from his sickness
Elijah - Once more the prophet is seen, confronting Ahab's successor and son Ahaziah, who, following closely in his parents' steps, had sent messengers to Baalzebub the god of Ekron to inquire whether he should recover from his sickness
Judah - ... Judah and Simeon followed up the conquest (Judges 1:9; Judges 1:19-20), occupying the mountain and the graingrowing Philistine tract, with Gaza, Askelon, and Ekron, but unable to drive out the Canaanites from the valley (Emek) where their chariots gave the latter the advantage (Judges 1:19), but in Judges 1:9 "valley" is shephelah , rather the low hilly region between the mountain and the plain
Elijah - Later, Elijah protested Ahaziah's appeal to Baal-Zebub, the local god of Ekron (2 Kings 1:9-15 ; Josephus called this god "the lord of the flies, " as did the Ras Shamra texts )
Elijah - Sending to consult concerning his recovery the Philistine oracle of Baalzebub at Ekron, he learned from his messengers that a man met them saying, "Is it not because there is not a God in Israel that thou sendest to inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down,
Gods And Goddesses, Pagan - Phoenician god worshiped at Ekron in Old Testament times (2 Kings 1:2-16 )
Insects - 2 Kings 1:1 names the god of Ekron Baal-zebub
Palestine - Here were located the Philistine strongholds of Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ekron, and Gath
David - The result was a great victory to the Israelites, who pursued the Philistines to the gates of Gath and Ekron
Hezekiah - The inscriptions record that Ekron had submitted to Hezekiah and delivered their king Padi up to him because of his adherence to Assyria
Judea - In the north-west quarter were Bethshemesh, or Heliopolis, a Levitical city, about ten miles west of the capital; Rama, six miles north from Jerusalem; Emmaus, a village eight miles north north-west from Jerusalem, afterward called Nicopolis, in consequence of a victory gained by Vespasian over the revolted Jews; Bethoron, a populous Levitical city on the road to Lydda, a few miles north-west of Emmaus; Kirjath-jearim, on the road to Joppa, nine miles westward from the capital; Lydda, now Lod, and called by the Greeks Diospolis, about twelve miles east of Joppa; Ramla, supposed to be the same as Arimathea, about five miles south-west of Lydda; Joppa, a maritime town, now Jaffa, about twelve leagues north-west of Jerusalem; Jabne, a walled sea-port town between Joppa and Azotus; and Ekron, a town on the north boundary of the Philistines
Elisha - ... Like Elijah, he conquered the idols on their own ground, performing without fee the cures for which Beelzebub of Ekron was sought in vain