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A leader among the descendants of Simeon during the time of Hezekiah (1 Chr 4:36). Jaakobah is listed among the Simeonites who journeyed to the “entrance of Gedor” to find good pasture for their flocks (1 Chr 4:39).
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JAAKOBAH (PERSON) [Heb yaʿăqōbâ (יַעֲקֹבָה)]. Simeonite family leader (1 Chr 4:36). Jaakobah is included in a list of Simeonites who migrated to “the entrance of Gedor” (v 39, the RSV follows the MT; however, the LXX reading “Gerar” is usually favored) in search of suitable grazing for their flocks.
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