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Achsah (/ˈæksə/; Hebrew: עַכְסָה, also Acsah), was Caleb ben Yefune's only daughter.[1] The meaning of her name is uncertain.[2]

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]


 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.

  1. ^ 1 Chronicles 2:49
  2. ^ John L. Mckenzie (1 October 1995). The Dictionary Of The Bible. Simon and Schuster. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-684-81913-6.
  3. ^ Joshua 15:16-19; Judges 1:9-15
  4. ^ Judges 1:14-15
  5. ^ Cheyne and Black (1899), Encyclopaedia Biblica,entry for Achsah. [1]