Achan appears in the seventh chapter of Joshua. All the spoils of Jericho were supposed to be devoted to the Lord.
All of its gold and silver should have been taken to the treasury in the tabernacle and everything else destroyed by fire.
Achan helped himself to some gold, silver, and a beautiful robe and buried them in his tent.
God’s anger became apparent when the Israelite army suffered a humiliating defeat. He told Joshua to cast lots to find who sinned to cause it.
The lot fell to Achan. He confessed his deed. As a result, not only he but his wife, children, and cattle were stoned to death and their bodies were burned.… Read the rest