Akan meaning | Akan etymology

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Akan in Biblical Hebrew
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The name Akan in the Bible

Akan is a grandson of Seir, through Ezer (Genesis 36:27), and is also known as Jaakan (1 Chronicles 1:42). Eventually, his name became part of a location: Bene-jaakan, meaning 'sons of Jaakan' (Numbers 33:31).

Etymology of the name Akan

For a discussion on the meaning of the name Akan, please see our article on the name Jaakan.

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