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The son of Carmi (1Chr 2:7; NRSV: “Achar”), who stole some of the “devoted things” after the victory of Joshua over Jericho (Josh 7). For this breach of the “ban,” God punished Israel with a military setback at Ai, and Achan and his family were stoned to death.

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.