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Achsah (daughter of Caleb)
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Given to Othniel as a wife for his capture of Kiriath-sepher (Josh 15:16–17). Caleb gave Achsah land in the south and sources of water (Josh 15:18–19).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ACHSAH (PERSON) [Heb ʿaksâ (עַכְסָה)]. The daughter of Caleb (1 Chr 2:49) and the wife of the Israelite judge Othniel (Josh 15:16–17 = Judg 1:12–13). For sacking the city Kiriath-sepher (Debir, see Josh 15:15 = Judg 1:11), Othniel received Achsah as a prize from Caleb. Subsequently, in addition to receiving
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Achsah, Achsa. Caleb’s daughter (1 Chr 2:49, kjv Achsa). Othniel, Caleb’s nephew, accepted his uncle’s challenge to capture Kiriathsepher in order to marry Achsah. She persuaded Othniel to ask her father Caleb for a field, and she herself asked Caleb for two springs of water, a necessity for life in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Achsah akʹsə [Heb. ‘aḵsâ—‘ankle-ornament’]; AV also ACHSA (1 Ch. 2:49). The daughter of Caleb whom he gave in marriage to his younger kinsman Othniel son of Kenaz, as a reward for smiting Kiriath-sepher (Josh. 15:16ff; Jgs. 1:12ff). Caleb subsequently gave her some springs in the Negeb as her dowry.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ACHSA*, ACHSAH* Caleb’s daughter (1 Chr 2:49). Othniel, Caleb’s nephew, accepted his uncle’s challenge to capture Kiriath-sepher in order to marry Achsah. She persuaded Othniel to ask her father, Caleb, for a field, and she herself asked Caleb for two springs of water, a necessity for life in the desert
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Achsah (ak´suh), the daughter of Caleb whom he gave to his nephew Othniel as a wife for capturing the city of Kiriath-sepher (Debir; Josh. 15:16–17; Judg. 1:12–13). She convinced Caleb to give her as a wedding present two springs located near Hebron (Josh. 15:18–19). See also Caleb; Debir; Kiriath-sepher.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Achsah (Heb. ʿAḵsâ).The only daughter of Caleb (1 Chr. 2:49), who promised her in marriage to anyone who would capture the city of Debir, known as Kirjath-sepher. Othniel, Caleb’s nephew, took the town and was married to Achsah. Her dowry was a portion of the Negeb, and later she convinced Caleb to
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ACHSAH The only daughter of Caleb; she was given in marriage as a prize to anyone able to capture the city of Keriath-sephir (Debir). She was then granted as wife to Othniel, Caleb’s nephew, after his successful conquest of the city. Her dowry included a portion of the Negeb, but she also asked as a
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ach´sah (ankle-chain, anklet), daughter of Caleb. Her father promised her in marriage to whoever should take Debir. Othniel, her father’s younger brother, took that city, and accordingly received the hand of Achsah as his reward. Caleb added to her dowry the upper and lower springs. (b.c. 1450–1426.)