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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

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Fortress built by Antiochus Epiphanes in the year 173 B.C. at Jerusalem, on an outlying spur of the Temple mount toward the south, where he placed a garrison, stored provisions, and kept armor. The Greek (I Macc. 1:33) reads "Acra," which has been translated as if it were not a proper name.

Bibliography:
  • Josephus, B. J. 5:4, § 1; 6:6, § 3; 12:5, § 4;
  • Schürer, Gesch. 1:154.
G. B. L.
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Acra'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tje/​a/acra.html. 1901.
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