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A leader of one of the 24 priestly families whose time of service was determined by lot in 1 Chr 24:1–19. Jakim received the 12th lot (1 Chr 24:12).
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JAKIM (PERSON) [Heb yāqim (יָקִם)]. 1. A Benjaminite, the son of Shimei and inhabitant of Jerusalem (1 Chr 8:19). Geography seems to provide the organizing principle of the genealogical list in which Jakim appears. He thereby provides important demographic evidence for the population of Jerusalem at
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