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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 ( 1Maccabees 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 Schü rer, 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. 1901.

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