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Jekameam meaning

יקמעם

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🔼The name Jekameam in the Bible

There is only one man named Jekameam in the Bible, and he is mentioned twice. Jekameam is one of the four sons of Hebron, son of Kohath, son of Levi, the third son of Jacob and Leah (1 Chronicles 23:19). The Levites were Israel's tribe of priests and temple servants, which were organized according to the families. It's not always clear what the specific duties of the various families were, but much Biblical screen time goes into divulging how the families were organized (1 Chronicles 24:23).

Note that in Hebrew the name Jekameam is spelled the same as Jokmeam.

🔼Etymology of the name Jekameam

The name Jekameam consists of two elements. The first part appears to be associated with the following root-group:

The second part of our name is the noun עם ('am), which means people or kinsman:

🔼Jekameam meaning

For a meaning of the name Jekameam, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads People Will Rise. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes He Will Gather Together The People. And BDB Theological Dictionary has the somewhat clumsy May Kinsman Establish.