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Achan



a member of the tribe of Judah who, with his family, was stoned to death for stealing forbidden spoils. Josh. 7:19–26.
Historical Examples

The ruling race in the two former was Achan, and therefore Hellic.
Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3 W. E. Gladstone

It is Achan’s ingots buried under the sod on which stood his tent.
The Expositor’s Bible F. W. Farrar

An image or a picture of her in a Puritan house would have been considered an approach to the sin of Achan.
Religious Studies, Sketches and Poems Harriet Beecher Stowe

Achan’s sin has found him out, and he suffers its bitter doom.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Book of Joshua William Garden Blaikie

Joshua and all Israel had not only stoned Achan, but with him all his unoffending house.
The Expositor’s Bible F. W. Farrar

Now this sovereignty, thus extended, was plainly an Achan sovereignty.
Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3 W. E. Gladstone

Touch the accursed thing, like Achan, and see if you do not end by having it in your tent.
Hypatia Charles Kingsley

The sin of Achan, its results, its discovery and punishment.
The Bible Period by Period Josiah Blake Tidwell

Very special mention is made of the place where the execution of Achan and his family took place.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Book of Joshua William Garden Blaikie

He says Achan or Danaan heroes, but never joins the names to the simple predicate men.
Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3 W. E. Gladstone

called also Achar, i.e., one who troubles (1 Chr. 2:7), in commemoration of his crime, which brought upon him an awful destruction (Josh. 7:1). On the occasion of the fall of Jericho, he seized, contrary to the divine command, an ingot of gold, a quantity of silver, and a costly Babylonish garment, which he hid in his tent. Joshua was convinced that the defeat which the Israelites afterwards sustained before Ai was a proof of the divine displeasure on account of some crime, and he at once adopted means by the use of the lot for discovering the criminal. It was then found that Achan was guilty, and he was stoned to death in the valley of Achor. He and all that belonged to him were then consumed by fire, and a heap of stones was raised over the ashes.

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