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Joktan meaning

יקטן
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🔼The name Joktan in the Bible

Joktan is a son of the famous Eber, his brother being Peleg, the forefather of Abraham (Genesis 10:25). The Joktanites are the last mentioned Shemite generation before the tower of Babel is built.

🔼Etymology of the name Joktan

The name Joktan is the active form of the verb קטן (qaton) meaning to be small or insignificant:

🔼Joktan meaning

For a meaning of the name Joktan, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads He Will Be Made Small. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads He Will Be Small. A name of similar meaning is Paul.

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