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Achor Valley

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The scene of the death of the "troubler" Achan, with whom its name is associated (Joshua 7:26). Osee foretells the time when this gloomy, ill-omened valley will be for an "opening of hope" to the returning exiles of Israel (Hosea 2:15); another prophet pictures it, in the same glorious future, transformed into a "place for the herds to lie down in" (Isaiah 65:10). It was on the north boundary of Juda, leading past Jericho to the Jordan (Joshua 15:7).It is commonly identified with the modern Wady-el-Kelt and is usually written Akor.

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Obstat, Nihil. Lafort, Remy, Censor. Entry for 'Achor Valley'. The Catholic Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/a/achor-valley.html. Robert Appleton Company. New York. 1914.

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