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Achshaph
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A city-state in Canaan. Its king was member of an alliance led by Jabin of Hazor against Joshua (Josh 11:1; 12:20). It marks part of the boundary of the tribe of Asher (Josh 19:25).It was located in the northern part of the territory conquered by Joshua. It is mentioned in the list of conquered kings among Hazor, Megiddo, and Taanach. Is called Akšapa in the 14th-century bc Amarna Letters, which note that the king of Achshaph sent 50 chariots to help the king of Jerusalem. Its exact site is unknown, but it was likely near modern-day Acre (Acco).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Achshaph
Achshaph (אַכְשָׁף‎, akhshaph). A city-state in Canaan. Its king was member of an alliance led by Jabin of Hazor against Joshua (Josh 11:1; 12:20). It marks part of the boundary of the tribe of Asher (Josh 19:25).It was located in the northern part of the territory conquered by Joshua. It is mentioned
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Achshaph (Place)
ACHSHAPH (PLACE) [Heb ʾakšāp (אַכְשָׁף)]. An ancient Canaanite city-state. Its antiquity and importance are known from a few early records. The Egyptian Execration Texts (ca. 20th–18th century b.c.), lists Achshaph among 64 other place names. These were well-known city-states ruled by a king, so the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Achshaph
Achshaph. Canaanite royal city in Joshua’s time. Its king joined an alliance led by Jabin, king of Hazor, against Israel in a battle at the springs of Merom (Jos 11:1). After Israel’s decisive victory, Achshaph’s king was one of 31 Canaanite kings conquered by Joshua (12:20), fulfilling God’s promise
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Achshaph
Achshaph akʹshaf [Heb. ˊaḵšāp̱—‘(place of) sorcery’ (?)]; NEB AKSHAPH. A city in the northern part of the territory conquered by Joshua. The king of Achshaph was a member of the coalition under Jabin and Sisera against Israel (Josh. 11:1; 12:20). In the list of conquered kings of cities, Achshaph
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Achshaph
ACHSHAPH* Canaanite royal city in Joshua’s time. Its king joined an alliance led by Jabin, king of Hazor, against Israel in a battle at the springs of Merom (Jos 11:1). After Israel’s decisive victory, Achshaph’s king was one of 31 Canaanite kings conquered by Joshua (Jos 12:20), fulfilling God’s promise
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Achshaph
Achshaph (ak´shaf), an ancient city in northern Canaan along the border of the territory of Asher. The king of Achshaph joined the coalition led by Jabin of Hazor against the Israelites, but the city was eventually captured by Joshua (Josh. 11:1; 12:20). A possible identification of the site is Tel Regev
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Achshaph
ACHSHAPH. A city in the land given originally to the tribe of Asher (Josh 19:25). It was a city-state under one of the kings allied against Joshua (Josh 11:1; 12:20). Though its exact location is disputed by authorities, all agree it was near the Mount Carmel ridge.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Achshaph
ACHSHAPH (Heb. ’aḵšāp̄). An important Canaanite city (Jos. 11:1; 12:20), mentioned in Egyptian lists and Papyrus Anastasi, I (ANET, p. 477); near Acco, apparently E or SE. The alternatives most favoured are Tell Keisan (W. Albright, BASOR 83, 1941, p. 33) and Khirbet Harbaj (Tell Regev) (LOB, pp.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Achshaph
Achshaph (Heb. ʾaḵšāp̱)A border settlement apportioned to the tribe of Asher (Josh 19:25). The Canaanite king of the city aligned himself with Jabin of Hazor to oppose the Israelite advance and was subsequently defeated (Josh. 11:1; 12:20). The city is mentioned in the Egyptian Execration Texts and
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Achshaph
Achshaph [ăkˊshăf] (Heb. ˒aḵs̆āp̱, “place of magic”). A city assigned to Asher (Josh. 19:25) after its king—a member of the confederacy initiated by Jabin king of Hazor (11:1)—was killed. It is mentioned in the Egyptian Execration Texts (nineteenth-eighteenth centuries B.C.), the list of towns
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Achshaph
ACHSHAPH A Canaanite city-state on the border of the territory of Asher (Josh. 19:25). Achshaph was a member of the league led by Jabin, King of Hazor, against Israel, and was among the cities that were vanquished (Josh. 11:1; 12:20). One of the earliest Canaanite cities, it is mentioned for the first
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Achshaph
ACHSHAPH A Canaanite city-state approximately ten miles southeast of Acco that entered into an alliance with Jabin of Hazor against Joshua and the Israelites (Josh 11:1–5). Joshua defeated that alliance near Merom (Josh 11:6–9; 12–20).
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