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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    trouble, a valley near Jericho, so called in consequence of the
    trouble which the sin of Achan caused Israel (Josh. 7:24,26).
    The expression "valley of Achor" probably became proverbial for
    that which caused trouble, and when Isaiah (Isa. 65:10) refers
    to it he uses it in this sense: "The valley of Achor, a place
    for herds to lie down in;" i.e., that which had been a source of
    calamity would become a source of blessing. Hosea also (Hos.
    2:15) uses the expression in the same sense: "The valley of
    Achor for a door of hope;" i.e., trouble would be turned into
    joy, despair into hope. This valley has been identified with the
    Wady Kelt.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Achor, trouble