🔼The name Achar: Summary
- From the verb עכר (akar), to disturb or trouble.
🔼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 Israel. 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
🔼Etymology of the name Achar
The name Achar comes from the verb עכר (akar), meaning to disturb or trouble:
The verb עכר (akar) means to stir up, disturb or trouble. The noun עכור (akor) means trouble.
For a meaning of the name Achar, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Trouble. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Troubling.