American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
The daughter of Caleb, given in marriage with a large dowry to his nephew Othniel, as a prize for taking the city Debir, Joshua 15:15 - 17 ; Judges 1:12,13 .
Morrish Bible Dictionary
- Achsa, Achsah
Daughter of Caleb, whom he promised as wife to him who should take Kirjath-sepher. Othniel, nephew of Caleb, took it, and Achsa became his wife. At her request for springs of water Caleb gave her the upper springs and the nether springs for the quickening of dry ground. Joshua 15:16-19 ; Judges 1:12-15 ; 1 Chronicles 2:49 . The springs are symbolical of Christ in glory, and the Holy Spirit here, object and power of life with God.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ACHSAH ( 1 Chronicles 2:49 , AV [Note: Authorized Version.] Achsa ). The daughter of Caleb. Her father promised her in marriage to the man who should capture Debir or Kiriath-sepher a feat accomplished by Othniel, the brother of Caleb. Her dowry of a south land (Negeb) was increased by the grant of ‘the upper springs and the nether springs’ ( Joshua 15:16-19 , Judges 1:9-15 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Daughter of Caleb, son of Jephunneh, the Kenezite; given by him in marriage to his younger brother, Othniel, for having taken Debir, or Kirjath Sepher (i.e. "the city of the book"), or Kirjath Sanna. Like her large hearted father, she looked for great things through faith in God's promise of the land; and lighting from her ass, and humbly asking for springs, as needed by the south land, she received "the upper and the nether springs" (Joshua 15:15-19; Joshua 15:49; Judges 1:11-15; 1 Chronicles 2:49). Her husband, Israel's judge and savior from Chushan Rishathaim, had through the Spirit of Jehovah the noble faith of the race: Judges 3:8-11. Typically hereby we are taught as children to ask humbly and expect confidently great blessings (Luke 11:13; 1 John 3:22), both the upper or heavenly and the nether or earthly, from our Father (Psalms 81:10; Psalms 84:11; Isaiah 33:16; John 4:13-14; John 7:37-39; John 15:7; Ephesians 3:20).
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Adorned; bursting the veil
People's Dictionary of the Bible
- Achsa Achsah
Achsa, Achsah (ăk'sah), anklet. The daughter of Caleb. Caleb promised her in marriage to any one who should take Kirjath-sepher, or Debir. Judges 1:11. Othniel, son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, took the city and gained the hand of Achsah, to whom her father gave an inheritance. Joshua 15:16-19; Judges 1:12-15.
Ach'sa - (1 Chronicles 2:49 ) [Achsah ]
Achsa Achsah - Achsa, Achsah (ăk'sah), anklet. Othniel, son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, took the city and gained the hand of Achsah, to whom her father gave an inheritance
Achsa - (awch' ssuh) or Achsah (NAS, RSV, TEV) or ACSAH (NIV)
Ach'Sah - Othniel, her father's younger brother, took that city, and accordingly received the hand of Achsah as his reward
Achsah - Achsah ( 1 Chronicles 2:49 , AV [Note: Authorized Version
Othniel - He took Kirjathsepher, and married Achsah, Caleb's daughter
Othniel - Othniel received Caleb's daughter Achsah as his wife as a reward for his capture of Kiriath-sepher (Debir) (Joshua 15:15-19 ; Judges 1:11-15 )
Othniel - As a reward for taking Kiriath-sepher, he receives Achsah, the daughter of Caleb, for his wife
Oth'ni-el - Caleb promised to give his daughter Achsah to whosoever should assault and take the city
Othniel - His wife Achsah was the daughter of Caleb (Joshua 15:16,17 ; Judges 1:13 )
Othniel - Took Kirjath Sepher (Debir), in the mountainous region of Hebron in Judah (Joshua 14:12-14), and received Achsah, his wife, as the prize. (See Achsah
Debir - Joshua as the leader of Israel is represented as taking it, but in Judges we find that it was actually taken by Othniel, to whom Caleb gave his daughter Achsah in marriage for its capture
Caleb - He gave a portion also with his daughter Achsah to Othniel his nephew, who had earned the reward by his valor in the capture of Debir, Joshua 15:13-19 21:12
Caleb - In Joshua 15:17 Caleb the spy is father of Achsah. He dislodged the three sons of Anak , Joshua 15:14, and gave Achsah his daughter to Othniel, son of Kenaz his brother, for taking Debir. (See ANAK; Achsah; DEBIR
Caleb - This was immediately granted to him, and the following chapter relates how he took possession of Hebron, driving out the three sons of Anak; and how he offered Achsah his daughter in marriage to whoever would take Kiriath-sepher, i
ca'Leb - This was immediately granted to him, and the following chapter relates how he took possession of Hebron, driving out the three sons of Anak; and how he offered Achsah his daughter in marriage to whoever would take Kirjath-sepher, i
Caleb - Assisted by a portion of his tribe, he marched against Hebron, and slew the children of Anak: thence he proceeded to Debir, and finding the place almost impregnable, he offered his daughter Achsah in marriage to the hero that should take it. This was done by his nephew Othniel, who in consequence obtained Achsah, with a considerable portion also of territory
Debir - Othniel, his younger brother (Judges 1:13 ; 3:9 ), achieved the conquest, and gained Achsah as his wife
Maon - ...
He conducted his sheepshearing at Carmel, because he was there near good water in the plain between Hebron and Carmel, the finest plain in the hill country of Judah, that which Achsah desired of Caleb her father; for she wanted, besides the arid south land (Negeb), "springs of water," and received this "field" or cultivated plain with "upper and nether springs
Debir (1) - Othniel, son of Kenaz, for love of Achsah, Caleb's daughter, took it again
Deliver - Achsah asked her father Caleb to “give” her a blessing, such as a tract of land with abundant water, as her dowry; she wanted him to “transfer” it from his possession to hers (Josh