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  3  definitions  found 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Ekron,  KY  (city,  FIPS  24094) 
  Location:  37.93070  N,  86.17729  W 
  Population  (1990):  110  (43  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  40117 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  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. 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Ekron,  barrenness;  torn  away