Ekron

Synonyms:
Ekron, ek-RON, עֶקְרוֹן
Ekron (Wikipedia)
This article is about the Philistine city. For other uses, see Ekron (disambiguation).
Ekron
עקרון
Ekron is located in Israel
Ekron
Shown within Israel
Alternate name Tel Miqne, Tel Mikne
Location Israel
Coordinates 31°46′44″N 34°51′00″E / 31.778890°N 34.8499203°E / 31.778890; 34.8499203
History
Periods Chalcolithic - Iron Age
Site notes
Archaeologists Trude Dothan and Seymour Gitin

The city of Ekron (Hebrew: עֶקְרוֹןʿeqrōn, also transliterated Accaron), was one of the five cities of the famed Philistine pentapolis, located in southwestern Canaan.

Following the 1996 discovery of the Ekron inscription, Ekron was positively identified with the mound of Tel Miqne (Hebrew) or Khirbet el-Muqanna (Arabic). The tell lies 35 kilometers west of Jerusalem, and 18 kilometers north of Tell es-Safi, the almost certain site of the Philistine city of Gath, on the grounds of Kibbutz Revadim on the eastern edge of Israel's coastal plain.

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