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Achor

ACHOR (ā'kôr, Heb. ‘ākhôr, disaster; see [[Achan]]). The location of this valley is uncertain. Josh.15.7 situates a place named Achor somewhere south of Debir, but this can hardly be the same Achor in which Achan played so tragic a role. A site near Jericho is required, and this certainly suits the symbolic reference in Hos.2.15 where the transformation of Achor into “a door of hope” typifies the changed expectations of the people of God in the messianic day (cf. Isa.65.10).