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The name Jachin in the Bible

There are four Jachins in the Bible:

  • A son of Simeon, son of Jacob. This Jachin would become the patriarch of the יכיני, the Jachinites (Numbers 26:12). In 1 Chronicles 4:24 he's called Jarib.
  • A man mentioned among the descendants of Aaron (1 Chronicles 24:17).
  • A priest in the time of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 11:10).
  • The right one of two pillars in front of Solomon's temple; the left one is named Boaz (1 Kings 7:21), and see our article on the name Hannibal for a quick review of the Phoenician influences on Israel.

According to Spiros Zodhiates' The Complete Word Study Dictionary New Testament, the name Jachin gave rise to the name Achim of Matthew 1:14.

Etymology of the name Jachin

The name Jachin comes from the verb כון (kun), meaning to be established:

Abarim Publications Theological Dictionary

Jachin meaning

The name Jachin is derived from a future form of כון (kun). For a meaning of the name Jachin, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes He Will Give Certainty or He Will Establish. NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads He (God) Establishes.

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