[some Shic'ron] (Heb. Shikron', ]שַׁכרוֹ, drunkenness [as in Eze 23:33; Eze 39:19; but Furst says fruitfulness]; Sept. Σοκχώθ v.r.Α᾿κκαρωνά [imitating the ה directive]), a town near the western end of the northern boundary of Judah, between Ekron and Mt. Baalah towards Jabneel (Jos 15:11). It seems to have been in Dan, as it is not enumerated among the cities of Judah (ver. 21-63). The Targum gives it as Shikaron, and with this agrees Eusebius (Onomast. s.v. Σαχωράν), though no knowledge of the locality of the place is to be gained from his notice. Neither Schwarz (Palest. p. 98) nor Porter (Handb. for Pal. p. 275) has discovered any trace of it. It is, perhaps, the present ruined village Beit Shit, about halfway between Ekron and Ashdod.

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