The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jokneam (יָקְנְעָם‎, yoqne'am; יָקְמְעָם‎, yoqme'am). A Levitical city located within the territory of the tribe of Zebulun (Josh 19:11; 21:34; 1 Kgs 4:12). The king of Jokneam was defeated during the conquest of Canaan (Josh 12:22).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jokneam (Place)
JOKNEAM (PLACE) [Heb yoqnĕʿām (יָקְנְעָם)]. A city in the Jezreel valley, mentioned in connection with the borders of the tribe of Zebulun and as a Levitical city (Josh 19:11; 21:34). Its king is mentioned in the list of rulers defeated by Joshua (Josh 12:22). The many LXX variants (iek[o]nam, iekman,
Jokmeam (Place)
JOKMEAM (PLACE) [Heb yoqmŏʿām or yoqmĕʿām (יָקְמְעָם)]. A levitical city of the Kohathites in Ephraim (1 Chr 6:53—Eng 6:68). In Josh 21:22, the corresponding place in the parallel list is taken by KIBZAIM. According to 1 Chr 23:19 and 24:23, a Hebronite levitical family bore the similar name Jekameam
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jokneam. Royal Canaanite city “belonging to Carmel” (Jos 12:22), mentioned also by Thutmose III as “the Well of Q.” The border of Zebulun touched on the “stream that is before Jokneam” (Jos 19:11); the town became a levitical city in Zebulun (Jos 21:34). Some think that Jokmean of 1 Kings 4:12 should
Jokmeam. 1. City of Zebulun (1 Kgs 4:12); perhaps the same as Jokneam.See Jokneam.2. City given to the Kohathite Levites out of Ephraim’s inheritance (1 Chr 6:68). A parallel passage in Joshua 21:22 lists the city as Kibzaim. Its site is unknown.See Kibzaim.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jokneam jokʹneēm [Heb. yoqneʿām]. The LXX has many variants for this word; the closest to the MT is Iek (o)nam, while some (e.g., Iekman and Iekommam) show confusion in the labials, which has led some scholars to equate Jokmeam with this place.As a royal Canaanite city it was known as Jokneam in
Jokmeam jokʹmeēm [Heb. yoqmeʿām]. A town in Mt. Ephraim assigned to the Kohathite Levites (1 Ch. 6:68 [MT 53]), named along with Gezer and Beth-horon. The name Kibzaim in Josh. 21:22 may be another name for the same place (cf. LBHG, pp. 270f). In 1 K. 4:12 the AV wrongly reads Jokneam, although this
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JOKNEAM Royal Canaanite city belonging to Carmel (Jos 12:22), mentioned also by Thutmose III as “the Well of Q.” The border of Zebulun touched on the stream near Jokneam (19:11); the town became a Levitical city in Zebulun (21:34). Some think that Jokmeam of 1 Kings 4:12 should be amended to Jokneam,
JOKMEAM1. City mentioned in 1 Kings 4:12 (kjv “Jokneam”); seemingly close in proximity and perhaps the same as Jokneam. See Jokneam.2. City given to the Kohathite Levites out of Ephraim’s inheritance (1 Chr 6:68). A parallel passage in Joshua 21:22 lists the city as Kibzaim. See Kibzaim.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jokneam (jok´nee-uhm), a Canaanite city in Carmel (Josh. 12:22). It was located in the territory of Zebulun and marked its limits (Josh. 19:11). It was assigned to the Levites from among the cities in Zebulun according to Josh. 21:34; according to 1 Chron. 6:68, where it is spelled Jokmeam, it was among
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JOKNEAM. A royal Caananite city (Josh 12:22) assiged to the Merarite Levites (Josh 21:34). Located on the W side of the Kishon stream at the foot of the Carmel ridge on Zebulun’s boundary (Josh 19:11), it is now identified as Tell Qeimun, 12 miles SW of Nazareth and seven miles NW of Megiddo. The site
JOKMEAM. A town in Ephraim assigned to the Kohathite Levites (1 Chr 6:66, 68); perhaps the same as Kibzaim in Josh 21:22. In KJV of 1 Kgs 4:12 the name is incorrectly spelled Jokneam (see ASV and RSV for correction); this passage indicates Jokmeam is S of Abel-meholah in the Jordan Valley, perhaps Tell
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Jokneam, Jokmeam
JOKNEAM, JOKMEAM. (Heb. yoqnʿam, yoqmʾam). 1. A Canaanite city (Jos 12:22), no. 113 in the list of Tuthmosis III; modern Tel Yoqneam (Tell Qeimun), 12 km NW of Megiddo. ‘The brook east of (ʿat pʿné, facing) Jokneam’ (Jos. 19:11), which bounded Zebulun, was probably not the Kishon (GTT) but a tributary
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jokneam (Heb. yoqnĕʿām)A town allotted to the Levites of the clan of Merari on the western boundary of Zebulun (Josh. 19:11; 12:22). The king of Jokneam is said to have been killed by Joshua and the Israelites (Josh. 12:22).As a royal Canaanite city, Jokneam appears in a topographical list of Thutmose
Jokmeam (Heb. yoqmĕʿām)A levitical city allotted to the clan of Kohath (1 Chr. 6:68 [MT 53]). In 1 Chr. 23:19; 24:23 a Hebronite levitical family bears the similar name Jekameam. Listed as one of the cities in Solomon’s fifth district (1 Kgs. 4:12), Jokmeam should be identified with either the Iron
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jokneam [jŏkˊnĭ əm] (Heb. yoqne˓ām). A Canaanite royal city in Carmel defeated by Joshua (Josh. 12:22), situated on a brook near the border of Zebulun with Manasseh (19:11). It was subsequently assigned to the Merarite families of the Levites (21:34).Jokneam is mentioned in a list of cities captured
Jokmeam [jōkˊmĭ əm] (Heb. yoqme˓ām).† A levitical city in the tribal territory of Ephraim (1 Chr. 6:68). Solomon included it in the district administered by Baana (1 Kgs. 4:12; KJV “Jokneam”). It may be the same as Kibzaim at Josh. 21:22 (cf. R. G. Boling and G. E. Wright, Joshua. AB 6 [1982],
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
JOKNEAM A city whose ruler was among the 31 Canaanite kings defeated by Joshua (Josh. 12:22), one of the Levitical cities of the family of Merari (Josh. 21:34).One of the most important Canaanite city-states, it appears in the list of conquests made by Tuthmosis III; it was possibly conquered later
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jok´me-am (gathered by the people), a city of Ephraim, given with its suburbs to the Kohathite Levites. 1 Chron. 6:68. The situation of Jokmeam (in Authorized Version Jokneam) is to a certain extent indicated in 1 Kings 4:12, where it is named with places which we know to have been in the Jordan valley
Jok´ne-am (possessed by the people), a city of the tribe of Zebulun, allotted with its suburbs to the Merarite Levites. Josh. 21:34. Its modern site is Tell Kaimon, an eminence which stands just below the eastern termination of Carmel.
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