trouble, a valley near Jericho, so called in consequence of the trouble which the sin of Achan caused Israel (Josh. 7:24,26). The expression "valley of Achor" probably became proverbial for that which caused trouble, and when Isaiah (Isa. 65:10) refers to it he uses it in this sense: "The valley of Achor, a place for herds to lie down in;" i.e., that which had been a source of calamity would become a source of blessing. Hosea also (Hos. 2:15) uses the expression in the same sense: "The valley of Achor for a door of hope;" i.e., trouble would be turned into joy, despair into hope. This valley has been identified with the Wady Kelt.
And the name of that place was called the Valley of achor, until this day.
And as he treads the valley of achor, he "sings there as in the days of his youth."
Other references to the ancient history are the story of Gibeah and the Valley of achor.
There is a very interesting allusion to "the valley of achor" in Hos.
Let us read with earnest attention the inscription on that awful monument in the valley of achor.
How wonderful to hear of songs of praise in the valley of achor!
Beeroth also commanded the exit from the principal ravine by which Joshua could march upwards to the ridge—the valley of achor.
Wherefore the name of that place was called, The valley of achor, unto this day.
The third band had gone eastward, along the road which led across the barren wilderness to the Valley of achor and the Jordan.
achor is, 'a species of the Herpes;' and Hey, 'an expression of joy.'