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Achan: A-chan is a figure mentioned in the Book of Joshua in connection with the fall of Jericho and conquest of Ai.


  1. Achan is a fictional character from the 2000 film Priyam.
  2. Achan is a fictional character in the 1994 film Varaphalam.


  1. Achan is a 2011 Malayalam-language film directed by Ali Akbar and starring Thilakan. The film is based on a drama of the same name written by S. R. Raveendran, who also scripted the film. The film's shooting began on July 28, 2010, and was scheduled to release by October. Several issues regarding the casting of Thilakan, an expelled member of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists, led the film to a delayed release on 14 January 2011. Ali Akbar’s wife produced the film; the music was composed by his daughter.
  2. Achan is a 1952 Indian Malayalam film, directed by MRS Mani and produced by M Kunchacko. The film stars Prem Nazir, B. S. Saroja in lead roles. The film had musical score by PS Divakar. This was the only film in which veteran actor Sesbastian Kunjukunju Bhagavatahar did a comic role. It is one of the major box office hits of early Malayalam cinema. It will be remembered as the debut of Boban Kunchacko, the maiden venture of XL Productions, and first film of Thiruvananthapuram V. Lakshmi.
  3. Achan is a title used by a Nair clan, found mostly in Kerala, India. The title was used by Nair feudal lords and were awarded to those Nairs who excelled in martial arts by the maharajahs of Travancore and Malabar. Achans included the Mangatt Achan of Calicut and the Paliath Achan of Cochin, Palakkat Achan of Palgaght.

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Google previewThe Ladies' Repository (1853)

Achan is a Representative Character.

Google previewNIV, Holy Bible, eBook, Red Letter Edition (2013)

by Zondervan,

most Hebrew manuscripts Dara b 2:7 Achar means trouble; Achar is called Achan in Joshua. c 2:7 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable ...

Google previewAn Introduction to the Old Testament (2015)

Exploring Text, Approaches & Issues by John Goldingay

Achan is an Israelite but behaves ...

Google previewThe Boston Review (1862)

The case of Achan is an allegory to deter men from theft. " Bringing water from a rock at Massa ...

Google previewNIV, Find Faith: VerseLight Bible, eBook (2011)

Quickly Find Verses about God’s Constant Faithfulness

most Hebrew manuscripts Dara b7 Acharmeans trouble; Achar is called Achan in Joshua. c7 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving ...

Google previewThe popular and critical Bible encyclopaedia and Scriptural dictionary (1920)

fully defining and explaining all religious terms, including biographical, geographical, historical, archaeological and doctrinal themes by Samuel Fallows (bp.)

This vow of devote- ment was rigidly observed by all the troops when Jericho was taken, save by one man, Achan, a Judahite, who could not resist the temptation of secreting an ingot of gold, a quantity of silver, and a costly Babylonish ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biblical Literature (1862)

by Kitto, John

Achan. A ́chan (troubler); in 1Ch. 2:7 written Achar. From the peculiarly appropriate significance of the name, it is supposed to have been imposed after the occurrence of the facts which rendered it notorious. The city of Jericho, before it was ...

Google previewBiblical and Theological Bible Dictionary (2015)

by Watson, Richard

Achan. theson of Carmi,of the tribeof Judah, whohaving takena part of the spoils of Jericho, against the injunction of God, who had accursed ordevoted the whole city, was, upon being taken by lot, doomed to be stoned to death. The whole ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels (2015)

by Hastings, James

Achan. theson of Carmi,of the tribeof Judah, whohaving takena part of the spoils of Jericho, against the injunction of God, who had accursed ordevoted the whole city, was, upon being taken by lot, doomed to be stoned to death. The whole ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Thailand (2013)

by Gerald W. Fry, Gayla S. Nieminen, Harold E. Smith

CHAH SUBADDHO, ACHAN OR LUANG POR OR, PHRA November— December); Bangkok Marathon (November); Phuket King's Cup Regatta (Phuket, December); and Ayutthaya World Heritage Fair (December). In addition, there are many ...

Google previewThe Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)

by Tremper III Longman

ACHAN A Judahite who ...

Google previewA Biblical and Theological Dictionary (1852)

Illustrative of the Old and New Testaments by John Farrar

ACHAN, troubler. Joshua vii. 1. In the parallel passage, 1 Chron. ii. 7, it is spelled AChar. Some have thought this an intentional change, after the fact, to give the name a significant reference to the circumstance which renders it notorious.

Google previewThe Union Bible Dictionary (1842)

by Frederick Adolphus Packard

ACHAN, or ACHAR. (Josh. vii. 18.) A son of Carmi, of the tribe of Judah, who secretly took and concealed several valuable articles from among the spoils of Jericho, in direct violation of the divine command. (Josh. vi. 17, 18.) ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3H4A1N1

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