The Definition of the word Accho
Sultry or sandy, a town and harbour of Phoenicia, in the tribe "of Asher, but never acquired by them (Judg. 1:31). It was known" "to the ancient Greeks and Romans by the name of Ptolemais, from" "Ptolemy the king of Egypt, who rebuilt it about B.C. 100. Here" Paul landed on his last journey to Jerusalem (Acts 21:7). During the crusades of the Middle Ages it was called Acra; and "subsequently, on account of its being occupied by the Knights" "Hospitallers of Jerusalem, it was called St. Jean d'Acre, or" simply Acre.