🔼The name Jokdeam in the Bible
The name Jokdeam occurs only once in the Bible. It's mentioned among the towns of the hill country that came to be part of the territories allotted to the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:56).
🔼Etymology of the name Jokdeam
The name Jokdeam consists of two elements, the final one being עם ('am), meaning people:
The origin of the first part appears to be disputed. Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) proposes relations to an unused root קדה (qdh) which means to possess (and which also occurs in Syriac), but other scholars see a ready connection to the verb יקד (yaqad), meaning to be kindled or to burn:
For a meaning of the name Jokdeam, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Anger Of The People, and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Possessed Of The People. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate this name.