Ekron means in the bible: Nine miles north of the coast, this is the northernmost Philistine town. It was first assigned to Judah Josh. 15:45-46 and then Dan 19:43. Judg. 1:18, but it was reclaimed by the Philistines 1 Sam. 5:10, see also 6:16, 7:14 and 17:52. 2 Kgs. 1:2-16; Jer. 25:20; Zech. 9:5, 7.
(in Bible Dictionary)