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Jokshan meaning

יקשן

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🔼The name Jokshan in the Bible

Jokshan is one of the six sons of Abraham with his second wife Keturah (Genesis 25:2). The Bible doesn't mention Jokshan after this, and his only claim to fame is that he is a brother of Midian (and a son of Abraham, of course, which is also no small thing).

🔼Etymology of the name Jokshan

The name Jokshan comes from יקש (yaqosh) meaning to lay a snare:

🔼Jokshan meaning

The name Jokshan means One Who Sets A Snare, or Fowler (NOBSE Study Bible Name List). Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names also derives this name from the above mentioned verb, and renders the name Jokshan as Sportsman, possibly assuming that Jokshan was hunting for fun.