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Achshaph

ACHSHAPH ăk’ shăf (אַכְשָֽׁף, sorcery, enchantment). An old Canaanite Bronze Age town on the border of the territory given to Asher at Shiloh (Josh 19:25) after Joshua led the Israelites into northern Pal. against the coalition of kings under Jabin, king of Hazor. The king of Achshaph, summoned with many other kings of northern Canaanite city states by Jabin, was, with the others, defeated by Joshua in a battle by the waters of Merom (Josh 11:1; 12:20).