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Achor Valley

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The scene of the death of the "troubler" Achan, with whom its name is associated (Joshua 7:26). Osee foretells the time when this gloomy, ill-omened valley will be for an "opening of hope" to the returning exiles of Israel (Hosea 2:15); another prophet pictures it, in the same glorious future, transformed into a "place for the herds to lie down in" (Isaiah 65:10). It was on the north boundary of Juda, leading past Jericho to the Jordan (Joshua 15:7).It is commonly identified with the modern Wady-el-Kelt and is usually written Akor.


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APA citation. Reilly, W. (1907). Achor Valley. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01103a.htm

MLA citation. Reilly, Wendell. "Achor Valley." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01103a.htm>.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. March 1, 1907. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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