[ ey-kan ]
/ ˈeɪ kæn /
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a member of the tribe of Judah who, with his family, was stoned to death for stealing forbidden spoils. Joshua 7:19–26.
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Words nearby Achan
Achaean League, Achaemenes, Achaemenian, Achaemenid, achalasia, Achan, acharya, Achates, ache, Achebe, Achebe, Chinua
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How to use Achan in a sentence
The children of Israel were routed at Ai, because Achan had taken the devoted or forbidden thing.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe|John M. Tyler
He says Achan or Danaan heroes, but never joins the names to the simple predicate men.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3|W. E. Gladstone
The coils are coming closer and closer about him; and now his father's family is brought out, man by man, and Achan is taken.
A harsh word from Joshua might have set Achan in a defiant attitude, and drawn from him a denial that he had done anything amiss.
Now a covetous man like Achan might find many plausible reasons for evading this law.