or Achzib (ez-Zib) Israel.
the Mediterranean coast, 9.4 km N of Acre. It was autonomous in the Persian period, and possibly occurs in
Skylax' list. Pliny (HN 5.75
) mentions Ecdippa, a town
on the Phoenician coast and Eusebius refers to it as a
road station 9 miles N of Acre on the road to Tyre
. 30.13). In Jewish sources it appears as a place
on the N boundary of the Holy Land. Excavations have
revealed six occupation levels, from the 9th to the 3d c.
B.C., and Persian and Phoenician cemeteries outside the
F. M. Abel, Géographie de la Palestine
II (1938) 237; M. Avi-Yonah, The Holy Land