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achor


achor


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Achor 
  trouble,  a  valley  near  Jericho,  so  called  in  consequence  of  the 
  trouble  which  the  sin  of  Achan  caused  Israel  (Josh.  7:24,26). 
  The  expression  "valley  of  Achor"  probably  became  proverbial  for 
  that  which  caused  trouble,  and  when  Isaiah  (Isa.  65:10)  refers 
  to  it  he  uses  it  in  this  sense:  "The  valley  of  Achor,  a  place 
  for  herds  to  lie  down  in;"  i.e.,  that  which  had  been  a  source  of 
  calamity  would  become  a  source  of  blessing.  Hosea  also  (Hos. 
  2:15)  uses  the  expression  in  the  same  sense:  "The  valley  of 
  Achor  for  a  door  of  hope;"  i.e.,  trouble  would  be  turned  into 
  joy,  despair  into  hope.  This  valley  has  been  identified  with  the 
  Wady  Kelt. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Achor,  trouble