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Achar meaning

עכר
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🔼The name Achar in the Bible

The name Achar occurs only once in the Bible. In 1 Chronicles 2:7 the author reminisces on the events described in Joshua 7, where Achan the son of Carmi takes forbidden items from the sacked city of Jericho and attracts the curse of God. For his deed, Achan and his family are executed in the valley of Achor, the name of which is closely related to Achar.

1 Chronicles 2:7 uses twice the same root, when it reads "Achar, he who disturbed...:

1 Chronicles 2:7
עכר
Achar
עוכר
he who
stirred up/
troubled
ישראל
Israel
אשר
who
מעל
acted
unfaithfully
ב
in
חרם
banned/
devoted
thing

🔼Etymology of the name Achar

The name Achar comes from the verb עכר (akar), meaning to disturb or trouble:

🔼Achar meaning

For a meaning of the name Achar, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Trouble. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Troubling.

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