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Jakeh
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jakeh
Jakeh (יָקֶה‎, yaqeh). The father of one of the speakers in the book of Proverbs, Agur (Prov 30:1).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jakeh (Person)
JAKEH (PERSON) [Heb yāqeh (יָקֶה)]. The father of Agur according to Prov 30:1. Beyond this reference nothing is known of Jakeh, and the LXX does not even recognize yāqeh as a proper name. As the verse is translated in the RSV, he was from a place known as Massa, but even this is questionable. See discussion
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jakeh
Jakeh. Agur’s father. Agur authored a series of proverbs addressed to Ithiel and Ucal (Prv 30:1).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jakeh
Jakeh j̄aʹke [Heb. yāqeh—‘discerning’]. The father of Agur, the author of the sayings recorded in Prov. 30. No other information is available about either Agur or Jakeh. The Hebrew text is rather uncertain at this point, and consequently has been interpreted in various ways. One attempt to give Jakeh
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jakeh
JAKEH Agur’s father. Agur authored a series of proverbs addressed to Ithiel and Ucal (Prv 30:1).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jakeh
JAKEH. The father of Agur, the author of the proverbs recorded in (Prov 30:1) (see v. 1).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jakeh
Jakeh (Heb. yāqeh)The father of Agur the sage (Prov. 30:1). Some scholars see Jakeh as an acronym for Heb. YHWH, qāḏôš hûʾ, “Yahweh, blessed is he.”See Massa 2.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jakeh
Jakeh [jāˊkə] (Heb. yāqeh “discerning”).† The father of Agur the sage (Prov. 30:1). The verse has been variously interpreted. Some scholars see Jakeh as an acronym for Heb. YHWH qāḏôš hû˒ “Yahweh, blessed is he.” See Massa.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jakeh
JA´KEH (jaʹke; “pious,” cf. Arab. waka, “preserve, be pious”). The father of Agur, whose sayings are given in Prov. 30. Beyond the mention in v. 1 we have no clue as to the existence of either person. There is great difference of opinion as to the person intended. The traditional view gives the word
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Jakeh
JAKEH [JAY kuh] — an ancestor of Agur, the wise man who wrote the 30th chapter of the Book of Proverbs (Prov. 30:1).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JAKEH
JAKEH<ja’-ke> ([יָקֶה‎, yaqeh], perhaps from Arabic root meaning “carefully religious”; [יָקֵא‎, yaqe’], as if from [קִיא‎, qi’]): The father of Agur, the author of the sayings recorded in Prov 30:1. Nothing is known of either Jakeh or Agur. The immediate connection in the Hebrew text of ha-massa’,
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