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Bible Names H-M: Joktan


Joktan in Easton's Bible Dictionary little, the second of the two sons of Eber (Gen. 10:25; 1 Chr. 1:19). There is an Arab tradition that Joktan (Arab. Kahtan) was the progenitor of all the purest tribes of Central and Southern Arabia.

Joktan in Hitchcock's Bible Names small dispute; contention; disgust

Joktan in Naves Topical Bible -Son of Eber Ge 10:25,26,29; 1Ch 1:19,20,23

Joktan in Smiths Bible Dictionary (small), son of Eber, Ge 10:25; 1Ch 1:19 and the father of the Joktanite Arabs. Ge 10:30 (B.C. about 2200.)

Joktan in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE jok'-tan (yoqTan, meaning unknown): "Son" of Eber, and "father" of 13 tribes (Gen 10:25,26,29; 1 Ch 1:19,20,23).

Joktan in Wikipedia Joktan or Yoktan (Hebrew: יָקְטָן, Modern Yoqtan Tiberian Yoqṭān ; literally, "little") was the second of the two sons of Eber (Gen. 10:25; 1 Chr. 1:19) mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. His name means "small" or "smallness". In the Book of Genesis 10:25 it reads: "And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan." Joktan's sons in the order provided in Gen. 10:26-29, were: Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, Obal, Abimael, Sheba, Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. In Pseudo-Philo's account (ca. 70), Joktan was first made prince over the children of Shem, just as Nimrod and Phenech were princes over the children of Ham and Japheth, respectively.[1] The Arab peoples comprise numerous clans and tribes. Many historians trace the peoples of the southern Arabian Peninsula to Joktan. However, early Biblical ethnographers, including Josephus and Hippolytus, identified Joktan's sons with peoples around the Indus river. One scholar believes Joktan's family separated from his brother Peleg's near a place called Mesha - see Genesis 10:30 , at or near Mashhad, he theorizes - and went east over the Silk Road toward the Orient, fathering the Sinitic peoples.[2]...

Joktan Scripture - 1 Chronicles 1:19 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one [was] Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother's name [was] Joktan.

Joktan Scripture - Genesis 10:25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one [was] Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name [was] Joktan.

Joktan Scripture - Genesis 10:26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

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