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Achsah (/ˈæksə/; Hebrew: עַכְסָה, also Acsah), was Caleb ben Yefune's only daughter.[1] The meaning of her name is courageous.[2]In Biblical Names the meaning of the name Achsah is: Adorned, bursting the veil.

She was offered in marriage to the man who would lead an attack on the city of Debir, also called Kirjath-sepher/Kirjath-sannah. This was done by Othniel, Caleb's brother's son, who accordingly obtained her as his wife.[3]

Achsah later requested, and was given, upper and lower springs of water (presumably in the Negev) from her father.[4]

Various Septuagint manuscripts, in various passages, give her name as Ascha, Achsa, Aza, and Oxa.[5]


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