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.

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Achor [2] — Achor (Achōres, gr.), böser Grind, s.d.; A. in facie, so v.w. Milchschorf. Daher Achorion, der kleine Pilz in diesem Grind; bes. Achorion Schoenleinii, ein von Schönlein entdeckter Pilz, der am menschlichen Körper auf der Haut, unter den Nägeln… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Achor — The valley in which Achan was stoned (Josh. 7:25–6); the name in Hebrew ‘trouble’. But Hosea (2:15) prophesies that after deplorable apostasies the Lord will woo Israel back to its former allegiance: even the valley of Achor will become a door of …   Dictionary of the Bible

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