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Joktan
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Joktan, Son of Eber
Joktan, Son of Eber (יָקְטָן‎, yoqtan). A descendant of Shem and the brother of Peleg (Gen 10:25–29; 1 Chr 1:19–23).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Joktan (Person)
JOKTAN (PERSON) [Heb yoqṭān (יָקְטָן)]. Son of Eber, brother of Peleg, and father of thirteen descendants, whose settlements ranged from Mesha to Sephar, in the hill country to the east (Gen 10:25–30). As a descendant of Shem, Joktan represents that part of the line which, in the Table of Nations,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Joktan
Joktan. Eber’s son and younger brother of Peleg. A number of Arabian groups descended from him (Gn 10:25–29; 1 Chr 1:19–23).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Joktan
Joktan jokʹten [Heb. yoqṭān—‘younger [son]?’]. Son of Eber, and ancestor of thirteen tribes (Gen. 10:25f, 29; 1 Ch. 1:19f, 23) distributed throughout Arabia.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Joktan
JOKTAN Eber’s son and younger brother of Peleg. A number of Arabian groups descended from him (Gn 10:25–29; 1 Chr 1:19–23).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Joktan
Joktan (jok´tan), a descendant of Shem and the brother of Peleg; his thirteen sons are generally to be identified with various Arabian tribes (Gen. 10:25–30).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Joktan
JOKTAN. A descendant of Shem and the son of Eber and brother of Peleg (Gen 10:25; 1 Chr 1:19). He was the progenitor of 13 sons or Semitic tribal groups who inhabited the S Arabian peninsula (Gen 10:26–30; 1 Chr 1:20–23).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Joktan
JOKTAN. A son of Eber of the family of Shem, and father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, Obal, Abimael, Sheba, Ophir, Havilah and Jobab (Gn. 10:25–26, 29; 1 Ch. 1:19–20, 23), many of whom have been connected with tribes in S Arabia. The name is unknown outside the Bible,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Joktan
Joktan (Heb. yoqṭān)A son of Eber and descendant of Shem; eponymous ancestor of various Arabian peoples (Gen. 10:25–29 = 1 Chr. 1:19–23).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Joktan
Joktan [jŏkˊtăn] (Heb. yoqṭān “younger [son]” [?]). A son of Eber and descendant of Shem, and eponymous ancestor of several Arabian peoples (Gen. 10:25–29 par. 1 Chr. 1:19–23).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Joktan
JOKTAN The son of Eber, the brother of Peleg, and the father of thirteen descendants who lived in Arabia (Gen 10:25–30).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Joktan
Jok´tan (small), son of Eber, Gen. 10:25; 1 Chron. 1:19, and the father of the Joktanite Arabs. Gen. 10:30. (b.c. about 2200.)
See also
Relatives
Eber Father
Peleg Brother
Hadoram Son
Havilah Son
Jobab Son
Sheba Son
Obal Son
Uzal Son
Diklah Son
Jerah Son
Sheleph Son
Abimael Son
Ophir Son
Almodad Son
Shelah Grandfather
Reu Nephew