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Dedanim meaning

דדנים
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🔼The name Dedanim in the Bible

There are two Dedans in the Bible, both ancestors to two different tribes of Dedanites or Dedanim. The Dedan mentioned first is a son of Raamah, son of Cush, son of Ham, son of Noah (Genesis 10:7). According to Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names, this Dedan is the ancestor of the Dedanim mentioned by the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 21:13).

Then there there's Dedan a son of Jokshan (Genesis 25:3). This Dedan is the ancestor of the Letushim, the Asshurim and the Leummim. The prophet Ezekiel calls these Dedanites or perhaps the region that they occupied דדן (Dedan — Ezekiel 25:13).

🔼Etymology and meaning of the name Dedanim

The name Dedanim is the plural form of the name Dedan. Please see our article on that name for a meaning and etymology.

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