Ake the Maritime city of Galilee

 

Ake was a a maritime city of Galilee (Acts 21:7). It was originally called Accho (Akko), but was renamed Ake-Ptolemais under the rule of Ptolemy Soter. In 168 B.C., Antiochus IV ordered the Jews to worship Greek gods. The Temple in Jerusalem was seized and dedicated to Zeus. The Jews revolted and after three years of fighting, Judah Maccabee defeated the Seleukid army. Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, commemorates the rededication of the Temple in 165 B.C. According to the Talmud, there was only enough consecrated olive oil to fuel the eternal flame in the Temple for one day. Miraculously, the oil burned for eight days, enough time to prepare and consecrate fresh oil.

Akko

By Coins Of The Southern Levant Posted in Ake (AKKO)

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