Acre - [ Syriac Not Available ]

An ancient port on the coast of Phoenice, and the last Crusader foothold in the Levant.

Place Type: settlement


  • Coordinates:
    • Lat. 32.927778°
    • Long. 35.081667°1


  • Attestation of name عَكّة in the Muʿjam al-buldān of Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī. (not before 1224, not after 1228)3
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  • 1 Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage ( Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 107, maps: Map II A2.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 2 David Wilmshurst, The ecclesiastical organisation of the Church of the East, 1318-1913, Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, vol. 582; Subsidia, tomus 104 ( Leuven: Peeters, 2000), pp: 63, 65, 66, 67.Link to Bibliographic Record
  • 3 Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān ( Beirut: Dār al-kutub al-ʿilmiyya, 1990), pp: IV:162.Link to Bibliographic Record

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Thomas A. Carlson, “ Acre” in The Syriac Gazetteer last modified June 30, 2014,


Carlson, Thomas A., “ Acre.” In The Syriac Gazetteer, edited by Thomas A. Carlson and David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published June 30, 2014.

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Entry Title: Acre

Publication Date: June 30, 2014

Authorial and Editorial Responsibility:

  • David A. Michelson, general editor, The Syriac Reference Portal
  • Thomas A. Carlson and David A. Michelson, editors, The Syriac Gazetteer
  • Carlson, Thomas A., entry contributor, “ Acre

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  • Wilmshurst index information entry by Anthony Davis

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