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Diklah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Diklah, Son of Joktan
Diklah, Son of Joktan (דִּקְלָה‎, diqlah). A descendant of Shem through Arpachshad (Gen 10:27; 1 Chr 1:21).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Diklah (Person)
DIKLAH (PERSON) [Heb diqlâ (דִּקְלָה)]. A son of Joktan and hence the name of a S Arabian locality or region (Gen 10:27; 1 Chr 1:21). The name is to be explained in accordance with Jewish Aramaic diqlâ, Syriac deqlâ, Middle Hebrew deqel, “date palm,” and in biblical Hebrew is probably an otherwise unattested
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Diklah
Diklah. Son of Joktan in the list of nations descended from Noah’s sons (Gn 10:27; 1 Chr 1:21); perhaps the name refers to an Arabian tribe or territory, living in or near a palm-bearing area, as the name suggests.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Diklah
Diklah dikʹlä [Heb. diqlâ—‘place of palms’]. One of the “sons” of Joktan (Gen. 10:27; 1 Ch. 1:21). Perhaps a south-Arabian tribal or place name connected with a palm-bearing district.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Diklah
DIKLAH Son of Joktan in the list of nations descended from Noah’s sons (Gn 10:27; 1 Chr 1:21); perhaps the name refers to an Arabian tribe or territory, living in or near a palm-bearing area, as the name suggests (Diklah is a variant of the Hebrew word dikla, which means date tree or palm tree).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Diklah
DIKLAH. A descendant of Joktan (Gen 10:27; 1 Chr 1:21), and probably a tribe dwelling around an oasis (Diklah means “palm grove”) in Arabia, perhaps at the S end of the Wadi Sirhan c. 250 miles SE of the Dead Sea.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Diklah
Diklah (Heb. diqlâ)A descendant of Shem through Joktan (Gen. 10:27; 1 Chr. 1:21); ancestor of a South Arabian people and/or region. The name may be associated with an oasis in Saudi Arabia, perhaps in the vicinity of Ṣirwāḥ, WSW of Mārib.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Diklah
Diklah [dĭkˊlə] (Heb. diqlâ “palm grove”). A descendant of Shem through Joktan (Gen. 10:27; 1 Chr. 1:21), and an ancestor of a South Arabian tribe. The site is believed to be an oasis in Saudi Arabia, perhaps the “village” of Daklāh.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Diklah
Dik´lah (palm grove). Gen. 10:27; 1 Chron. 1:21, a son of Joktan, whose settlements, in common with those of the other sons of Joktan, must be looked for in Arabia. It is thought that Dijlah is a part of Arabia containing many palm trees.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Diklah
DIK´LAH (dikʹla). The name of a son of Joktan (Gen. 10:27; 1 Chron. 1:21). His descendants probably settled in Yemen and occupied a portion of it a little to the E of the Hejaz.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Diklah
DIKLAH [DICK la] — a descendant of the family of Shem (Gen. 10:27; 1 Chr. 1:21). Most likely, Diklah also was the name of an oasis in southern Arabia.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DIKLAH
DIKLAH<dik’-la> ([דִּקְלָה‎, diqlah], “place of palms”): One of the “sons” of Joktan (Genesis 10:27; 1 Chronicles 1:21). Perhaps a south-Arabian tribal or place-name connected with a palm-bearing district.
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Jobab Brother
Sheba Brother
Obal Brother
Hazarmaveth Brother
Uzal Brother
Jerah Brother
Sheleph Brother
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Ophir Brother
Almodad Brother
Eber Grandfather
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Reu Cousin