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Akkub meaning

עקוב

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🔼The name Akkub: Summary

Meaning
Lowest, Cunning, Insidious
Etymology
From the noun עקב (aqeb), heel or rear.

🔼The name Akkub in the Bible

There are four men named Akkub in the Bible:

  • The first Akkub we meet is one of seven sons of Elioenai, the seventh generation after Zerubbabel, a descendant of Solomon who led the second wave of returnees from exile (1 Chronicles 3:24).
  • The next Akkub is a gatekeeper mentioned among the returning Levites (1 Chronicles 9:17).
  • The latter may or may not be the same as the family head of a group of temple servants mentioned by Ezra (2:45).
  • Or even the Akkub who's among the explainers who assist Ezra convey the Law of God to Israel (Nehemiah 8:7).

🔼Etymology of the name Akkub

The name עקוב (Akkub) is highly similar to the name יעקב (Jacob), and both names come from the Hebrew noun עקב (aqeb) meaning heel or rear:

Excerpted from: Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary
עקב

The noun עקב ('aqeb) means heel or rear, but may describe anything lowest, last or sequentially coming. Verb עקב ('abaq) means to follow at the heel or supplant. Adjective עקב ('aqeb) means overreacher; adjective עקב ('aqob), insidious or deceitful; adjective עקב ('aqob), tricky or treacherous (of terrain). Noun עקבה ('aqeba) means deceitfulness and noun עקב ('eqeb), consequence.

🔼Akkub meaning

For a meaning of the name Akkub, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Cunning. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Insidious.