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What places's name derives from a word that means "calamity" in Hebrew: Achor or Jezreel?




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Answer: Achor

The name Achor derives from the Hebrew Akhar, to bring calamity upon.

Joshua 7:25 And Joshua said: 'Why hast thou [Achan the son of Zerah] troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee this day.' And all Israel stoned him with stones; and they burned them with fire, and stoned them with stones.

7:26 And they raised over him a great heap of stones, unto this day; and the LORD turned from the fierceness of His anger. Wherefore the name of that place was called The valley of Achor, unto this day.


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