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Achor
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A valley near Jericho where Achan and his family were stoned and burned to death for taking forbidden items from Jericho (Josh 7:24–26; 15:7; compare Isa 65:10; Hos 2:15). The term עָכוֹר‎ (akhor) means “trouble” and the book of Joshua seems to ascribe the name of the location to the events of Josh 7:24–26.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Valley of Achor
Achor, Valley of (עֵמֶק עָכוֹר‎, emeq akhor). A valley near Jericho where Achan and his family were stoned and burned to death for taking forbidden items from Jericho (Josh 7:24–26; 15:7; compare Isa 65:10; Hos 2:15). The term עָכוֹר‎ (akhor) means “trouble” and the book of Joshua seems to ascribe the
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Achor (Place)
ACHOR (PLACE) [Heb ʿākōr (עָכֹר)]. A valley (ʿēmeq) on Judah’s northern border (Josh 15:7) identified with modern day El Buqêʿah. According to biblical tradition, Achan and his family were stoned and buried at the Valley of Achor after he violated the ban following the battle of Jericho. Achan’s
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Achor
Achor. Valley that received its name when Achan, the “troubler” of Israel, was stoned and burned there (Jos 7:24, 26; cf. 1 Chr 2:7). Achor was on the northern boundary of Judah’s tribal allotment (Jos 15:7). Later the valley is mentioned in prophecies of Israel’s future blessings. A valley once known
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Achor
Achor āʹkôr [Heb. ‘āḵôr—‘trouble, disturbance’ (see Achan)]. The place where Achan was executed in the time of Joshua (Josh. 7:24, 26). It is always called ‘ēmeq ˊāḵôr, indicating a broad, flat valley or plain with mountains on one or both sides. The location of Achor was on a higher level
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Achor
ACHOR Valley that received its name when Achan, the troubler of Israel, was stoned and burned there (Jos 7:24–26; cf. 1 Chr 2:7). Achor was on the northern boundary of Judah’s tribal allotment (Jos 15:7). Later, the valley is mentioned in prophecies of Israel’s future blessings. A valley once known as
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Achor, Valley Of
Achor (ay´kohr; Heb., “trouble”), Valley of, part of the northern border of Judah (Josh. 15:7) and the location of the execution of Achan (Josh. 7:24–26) after his profiteering in a holy war. In Hos. 2:15 and Isa. 65:10 its reputation for that former “trouble” is reversed and the prophets use it as a
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Achor
ACHOR. A valley lying W of Jericho where Achan (Achar, 1 Chr 2:7) and his family were stoned to death (Josh 7:24, 26). It is also on the N boundary of Judah (Josh 15:7). A future millennial change is found in Isa 65:10; Hos 2:15.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Achor
ACHOR (Heb. ’āḵôr). The valley near Jericho where *Achan was executed. Jewish and Christian tradition placed it N of Jericho (Eusebius, Onom. 18, 84; J. T. Milik, Discoveries in the Judaean Desert, 1962, Vol. 3, p. 262), probably in the W Nu‘eima. If so, Jos. 15:7 refers to another valley, S of the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Achor
Achor (Heb. ʿāḵôr)A valley on the Judah-Benjamine border (Josh. 15:7) where the Israelites stoned Achan and his family because of his unfaithfulness, which precipitated the defeat of the Israelites at Ai (7:11, 12, 20–21). Achor means “trouble,” which may derive from Achan’s plight (Josh. 7:25).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Achor
Achor [āˊkôr] (Heb. ˓āḵôr “trouble”). A valley near Jericho where Achan and his family were stoned to death (Josh. 7:24–26). Since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls it has been identified with el-Buqei˓ah, a plain ranging about 6 km. (4 mi.) northsouth on the Wâdī Qumran.In his eschatological
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Achor (Valley Of)
ACHOR (VALLEY OF) A valley northwest of Jericho, close to Ai, where the Israelites stoned Achan (Josh. 7:24–6). Identified with el-Buqeia.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Achor
ACHOR The valley where Achan and his family were stoned to death for plundering forbidden spoils from Jericho (Josh 7:24–26). Achor was located southwest of Jericho on the northern boundary of Judah, although the exact site is not known with certainty. The valley’s name means “trouble,” in memory of
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