Ekron ĕk´rŏn [key], important Philistine city, SE of Jaffa, near the sea and bordering Judah. According to accounts in the Bible, Ekron was in the hands of the Philistines when it was the Ark of the Covenant's last resting place before its restoration to Israel. It also appears as Accaron.

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