A town in Judah, to the inhabitants of which David sent a part of the spoil taken from the Amalekites (I Sam. xxx, 30). It has not been definitely identified. Several scholars consider Athach () the same as Ether (; Josh. xv. 42); but if it be Ether, it is quite impossible to decide which reading is correct. The manuscripts of the Greek versions to the passages in question furnish additional variants.
- Wellhausen, Text der Bücher Samuelis;
- Budde, Josua und Richter;
- Driver, Notes on the Books of Samuel.