(aw' chawr) Place name meaning “trouble, affliction,” or “taboo.” The valley in which Achan and his household were stoned to death (Joshua 7:24-26). Later, it formed part of the border of Judah. It is the subject of prophetic promises in
Isaiah 65:10 and
Hosea 2:15. See Joshua.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'ACHOR'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".