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Akan
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Akan, Son of Ezer
Akan, Son of Ezer (עֲקָן‎, aqan; יַעֲקָן‎, ya'aqan). 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).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Akan (Person)
AKAN (PERSON) [Heb ʿaqān (עַקָן)]. Var. JAAKAN. A clan name mentioned in the genealogy of Seir the Horite in Gen 36:27. Akan is listed as one of the three sons of Ezer, and he is thus a grandson of Seir. The name in this form only appears in Genesis 36, but it is equivalent to the name JAAKAN found
Jaakan (Person)
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
Akan
Akan. Alternate name for Jaakan, Ezer’s son, in Genesis 36:27.See Jaakan.
Jaakan
Jaakan. Esau’s descendant and the son of Ezer the Horite (1 Chr 1:42, kjv Jakan); alternately called Akan in Genesis 36:27.See Be-eroth Bene-jaakan.
Jakan
Jakan. kjv spelling of Jaakan, Esau’s descendant, in 1 Chronicles 1:42See Jaakan.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Akan
Akan āʹkən [Heb. aqān—‘twisted’]. A son of Ezer, a descendant of Esau of Seir (Gen. 36:27). He is called Jaakan in 1 Ch. 1:42.
Jaakan
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
Jaakan
JAAKAN Esau’s descendant and a son of Ezer the Horite (1 Chr 1:42, nlt mg); alternately called Akan in Genesis 36:27. See Beeroth Bene-jaakan.
Jakan
JAKAN* kjv spelling of Jaakan, Esau’s descendant, in 1 Chronicles 1:42. See Jaakan.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jaakan
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
Akan
Akan (Heb. ʿăqān) (also JAAKAN)One of the sons of Ezer the Horite, of the family of Esau (Gen. 36:27). At 1 Chr. 1:42 he is called Jaakan.
Jaakan
Jaakan (Heb. yaʿăqān) (also AKAN)A Horite, son of Ezer and descendant of Seir (1 Chr. 1:42); 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.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Akan
Akan [āˊkăn] (Heb. ˓aqān “crooked”). One of the sons of Ezer the Horite, of the family of Esau (Gen. 36:27). At 1 Chr. 1:42 he is called Jaakan (so RSV, JB; KJV “Jakan”; KJV mg., NIV “Akan”).
Jaakan
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
Akan
A´kan (sharp-sighted), son of Ezer, one of the “dukes” or chieftains of the Horites, and descendant of Seir. Gen. 36:27. He is called Jakan in 1 Chron. 1:42.
Jaakan
Ja´akan (he shall surround), the same as Jakan, the forefather of Bene-Jaakan. Deut. 10:6.
Jakan
Ja´kan (sagacious), son of Ezer the Horite. 1 Chron. 1:42. The same as Jaakan. [And see Akan.]
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Akan
A´KAN (āʹkan; “twisted”). The last named of the three sons of Ezer, the son of Seir, the Horite (Gen. 36:27), called also (1 Chron. 1:42) Jaakan.
Jaakan
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
Akan
AKAN [A ken] — a son of Ezer and grandson of Seir the Horite (Gen. 36:27). Akan is also called Jaakan (1 Chr. 1:42).
Jaakan
JAAKAN [JAY uh kan] — an ancestor of the “sons of Jaakan” around whose wells the Israelites camped during their wilderness wanderings (Deut. 10:6; Jakan, KJV). At the time of the Exodus, the “sons of Jaakan” lived on the borders of Edom near Mount Hor. Jaakan is also called Akan (Gen. 36:27).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AKAN
AKAN<a’-kan> ( עֲקָן‎ [̀aqan], “twisted”): A son of Ezer, a descendant of Esau of Seir (Genesis 36:27). He is called Jaakan in 1 Chronicles 1:42. The King James Version margin has Jakan.
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Bilhan Brother
Zaavan Brother
Amalek Cousin
Dishan Uncle
Dishan Uncle
Hori Cousin
Seir Grandfather
Shobal Uncle
Zibeon Uncle
Timna Aunt
Anah Cousin
Anah Uncle
Aiah Cousin
Lotan Uncle
Hemam Cousin
Onam Cousin
Dishan Cousin
Hemdan Cousin
Ebal Cousin
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Shepho Cousin
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Ithran Cousin
Aran Cousin
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