- a member of the tribe of Judah who, with his family, was stoned to death for stealing forbidden spoils. Josh. 7:19–26.
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It is Achan's ingots buried under the sod on which stood his tent.
Joshua and all Israel had not only stoned Achan, but with him all his unoffending house.
Achan's sin has found him out, and he suffers its bitter doom.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Joshua
William Garden Blaikie
As well might Israel have expected it with Achan in the camp.
But Achan, like Adam, transgressed the plain and positive command.