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Achsah (/ˈæksə/; Hebrew: עַכְסָה, also Acsah), was Caleb ben Yefune's only daughter. Her name comes from the word for "anklet", עכס (ekes).[1]

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.[2]

Achsah later requested, and was given, upper and lower springs of water (presumably in the Negev) from her father.[3]

Various Septuagint manuscripts, in various passages, give her name as Ascha, Achsa, Aza, and Oxa.[4]


Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "Achsah". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.