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accho


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Accho 
  sultry  or  sandy,  a  town  and  harbour  of  Phoenicia,  in  the  tribe 
  of  Asher,  but  never  acquired  by  them  (Judg.  1:31).  It  was  known 
  to  the  ancient  Greeks  and  Romans  by  the  name  of  Ptolemais,  from 
  Ptolemy  the  king  of  Egypt,  who  rebuilt  it  about  B.C.  100.  Here 
  Paul  landed  on  his  last  journey  to  Jerusalem  (Acts  21:7).  During 
  the  crusades  of  the  Middle  Ages  it  was  called  Acra;  and 
  subsequently,  on  account  of  its  being  occupied  by  the  Knights 
  Hospitallers  of  Jerusalem,  it  was  called  St  Jean  d'Acre,  or 
  simply  Acre. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Accho,  close  pressed  together 
 




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