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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Ach´sah (an anklet), the daughter of Caleb, whose hand her father offered in marriage to him who should lead the attack on the city of Debir, and take it. The prize was won by his nephew Othniel; and as the bride was conducted with the usual ceremony to her future home, she alighted from her ass, and sued her father for an addition of springs of water to her dower in lands. It is probable that custom rendered it unusual, or at least ungracious, for a request tendered under such circumstances by a daughter to be refused; and Caleb, in accordance with her wish, bestowed upon her 'the upper and the nether springs' (Joshua 15:16-19; Judges 1:9-15).





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Achsah'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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