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Achan

Achan [N] [E] [H]

(troubler ), an Israelite of the tribe of Judah, who, when Jericho and all that it contained were accursed and devoted to destruction, secreted a portion of the spoil in his tent. For this sin he was stoned to death with his whole family by the people, in a valley situated between Ai and Jericho, and their remains, together with his property, were burnt. ( Joshua 7:19-26 ) From this event the valley received the name of Achor (i.e. trouble ). [ACHOR] (B.C. 1450.)


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Achan'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.