What places's name derives from a
word that means "calamity" in Hebrew: Achor or
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The name Achor derives from the Hebrew Akhar, to bring calamity upon.
Joshua 7:25 And
Joshua said: 'Why hast thou [Achan the son of Zerah] troubled us? the LORD
shall trouble thee this day.' And all Israel stoned him with stones; and they
burned them with fire, and stoned them with stones.
7:26 And they
raised over him a great heap of stones, unto this day; and the LORD turned from
the fierceness of His anger. Wherefore the name of that place was called
The valley of Achor, unto this
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