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Jorkeam
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jorkeam, Son of Raham
Jorkeam, Son of Raham (יָרְקֳעָם‎, yorqo'am). Listed as a descendant of Judah (1 Chr 2:44).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jorkeam (Place)
JORKEAM (PLACE) [Heb yorqăʿām (יָרְקֲעָם)]. A village in Judah occupied by the Hebronite clan of Caleb (1 Chr 2:44). The formula “x the father of y,” used throughout the list in which this name appears, leaves the impression that the names are those of persons, though here the Chronicler uses it to
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jorkeam, Jorkoam
Jorkeam, Jorkoam. Raham’s son and a descendant of Judah through Caleb’s line (1 Chr 2:44, kjv Jorkoam). The name should perhaps be understood as a place-name and be identified with Jokdeam (Jos 15:56).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jorkeam
Jorkeam jôrʹkē-əm [Heb. yorqeʾām]; AV, NEB, JORKOAM. A settlement in Judah established by Raham (1 Ch. 2:44). It is perhaps the same as the Jokdeam of Josh. 15:56.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jorkeam, Jorkoam
JORKEAM, JORKOAM* Identified with Raham, a descendant of Judah through Caleb’s line (1 Chr 2:44; kjv “Jorkoam”), the name should perhaps be understood as a place-name and be identified with Jokdeam (Jos 15:56).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jorkoam
JORKOAM. The son of Raham, and a descendant of Caleb (1 Chr 2:44; Jorkeam in ASV and RSV). Two suppositions are held regarding this name: (1) that it designates a place in the tribe of Judah; (2) that it is to be identified with Jokdeam (q.v.) in Josh 15:56:
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jorkeam
Jorkeam (Heb. yorqĕʿām)A settlement in Judah mentioned in the list of villages settled by the house of Caleb (1 Chr. 2:44). Though the context of this chapter is a genealogy, most commentators associate the names with a list of towns in Josh. 15. The LXX reads Jokdeam and thus ties further the Chronicler’s
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jorkeam
Jorkeam [jôrˊkĭ əm] (Heb. yorqe˓ām).† The son of Raham, and a descendant of Caleb (1 Chr. 2:44). Most scholars interpret these names as settlements in the territory of Judah. The LXX B reads this name for the city Jokdeam at Josh. 15:56, suggesting that one of the forms is a scribal variant.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jorko-am
Jor´ko-am (paleness of the people), either a descendant of Caleb the son of Hezron, or the name of a place in the tribe of Judah. 1 Chron. 2:44.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jorkeam
JOR´KEAM (jorʹkē-am). The son of Raham, descendant of Caleb; or the name of a place in the tribe of Judah (1 Chron. 2:44; “Jorkoam,” KJV).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Jorkoam
JORKOAM [johr KOE uhm] — a son of Raham (1 Chr. 2:44; Jorkeam, NIV, NRSV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JORKEAM
JORKEAM<jor’-ke-am> ([יָרְקְעָם‎, yorqèam]; the King James Version Jorkoam): This is probably to be taken as the name of a town, the “father” or “founder” of which was Raham (1 Ch 2:44). It may be identical with “Jokdeam” of Josh 15:56.
See also
Relatives
Raham Father
Shema Grandfather