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Definition

According to the Old Testament, Achan was an Israelite who, after the fall of Jericho, sinned against God by taking silver, gold and beautiful robes for himself, with the consequence that the Israelites were defeated at their next battle.

A 'testament' is a covenant or binding agreement and is a term used in the Bible of God's relationship with his people). The sacred writings of Judaism (the Hebrew Bible). These also form the first part of the Christian Bible.
Descendant of Israel (Jacob) and occupant of Israel.
A town west of the River Jordan, referred to in the Old and New Testaments.
The Bible describes God as the unique supreme being, creator and ruler of the universe.