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.
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