In Bible versions:
a town north of and across the bay from Mount Carmel
Ptolemais or Accho = "warlike"
1) a maritime city of Phoenicia, which got its name, apparently, from
Ptolemy Lathyrus, who captured it 103 BC, and rebuilt it more
4424 Ptolemais ptol-em-ah-is'
from Ptolemaios (Ptolemy, after whom it was named); Ptolemais, a place in Palestine: KJV -- Ptolemais.
a maritime city of Galilee (Acts 21:7). It was originally called "Accho" (q.v.), and received the name Ptolemais from Ptolemy Soter when he was in possession of Coele-Syria.
- tol-e-ma'-is (Ptolemais): Same as "Acco" in Jdg 1:31
. Ptolemais was the most prominent town on the Phoenician seacoast in Maccabean times (1 Macc 5:15,55; 10:1,58,60; 12:48), and is once mentioned in the New Testament in Acts 21:7
as a seaport at which Paul landed for one day, visiting the "brethren" in the place.
See ACCO; PHOENICIA.