Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts עָכָן(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. AY-kan(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Possibly a variation of the Hebrew word עֲכָר ('akhar) meaning "trouble". In the Old Testament, Achan is stoned to death because he steals forbidden items during the assault on Jericho.

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Entry updated December 8, 2017