🔼The name Bene-jaakan in the Bible
Bene-jaakan is a location in the wilderness between Egypt and the Sinai (Numbers 33:31). There's also a Beeroth Bene-jaakan (spelled with a maqqep: בני־יעקן), but it's not clear how the two relate (Deuteronomy 10:6).
🔼Etymology of the name Bene-jaakan
This name consists of two parts; the latter being the name Jaakan, which probably means He Twists (see our article on the name Jaakan for the details).
The first part of the name Bene-jaakan comes from the common Hebrew noun בן (ben), meaning son:
Bene-jaakan means Sons of Jaakan, or Sons Of He Who Twists.