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Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also called Jakan or Jaakan (1 Chr 1:42), he was a son of Ezer and a descendant of Seir the Horite (Gen 36:27).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
JAAKAN (PERSON) [Heb yaʿăqān (יַעֲקָן)]. A clan name in the genealogy of Seir the Horite in 1 Chr 1:42. Jaakan is listed as the third son of Ezer and he is thus a grandson of Seir. The Horites are not to be confused with the Hurrians of Mesopotamia. They are described as the original “inhabitants of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jaakan jāʹə-kən [Heb. yaʿaqān] (1 Ch. 1:42); AV JAKAN. The third son of Ezer, a Horite. The text is uncertain, however, and seems to lack the necessary conjunction we, “and.” Thus BH and BHS suggest reading weyaʿaqān or waʿaqān (so NEB, “and Akan”) on the basis of some MS evidence and the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JAAKAN. A descendant of a nomadic clan of the Horites (Hurrians) of Mount Seir who maintained their identity among the Edomites. He was a son of Ezer, called Jakan in (1 Chr 1:42) and Akan q.v. in (Gen 36:27). The name also is spelled Jaakan in (Deut 10:6, where it is disclosed that the Israelites had
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jaakan [jāˊə kən] (Heb. ya˓aqān). A Horite, son of Ezer and descendant of Seir (1 Chr. 1:42; KJV “Jakan”; NIV “and Akan”); called Akan at Gen. 36:27. The name occurs also in Bene-Jaakan (Num. 33:31–32) and Beeroth Bene-jaakan (Deut. 10:6), where the Israelites encamped during the wilderness wanderings.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
JA´AKAN (jaʹa-kan). The son of Ezer and grandson of Seir (1 Chron. 1:42; “Jakan,” KJV). The ancestor of the Bene-jaakan, around whose well the children of Israel encamped after they left Moseroth (Num. 33:30–32) and again in a reverse direction after they left Kadesh-barnea, before they reached Mt. Hor
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
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