🔼The name Rakkon in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Rakkon
The name Rakkon probably comes from the root רקק (raqaq):
Our name ends with ון, which is a common construction to turn a general idea into a manifestation of it: place of raqaq.
Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) insists that our verb רקק produces the word רקתא in Chaldean, which means shore, and which is comparable with an Arabic noun rikkaton. This Chaldean word exists in Hebrew as the name Rakkath, and Jones declares Rakkon to be an intensive form of Rakkath. Hence, for a meaning of the name Rakkon, Alfred Jones reads Extreme Shore, which is curious to say the least. NOBSE Study Bible Name List appears to agree with Jones on the zest of the name but not on the intensive part, and reads Shore. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate the name Rakkon.