🔼The name Jakim: Summary
- He Raises Up, He Lifts Up
- From the verb קום (qum), to rise up or stand.
🔼The name Jakim in the Bible
There are two men named Jakim in the Bible:
🔼Etymology of the name Jakim
The name Jakim comes from the verb קום (qum), meaning to rise up or stand:
Verb קום (qum) means to stand or rise up, both literally (getting up from sitting or erecting some statue) or figuratively (establishing someone in some office). Noun קימה (qima) means a rising up, noun תקומה (tequma), denotes an ability or power to stand, and noun מקום (maqom) describes some set location, place to stand or station.
Noun קמה (qoma) or קומה (qoma) means height or highness and noun קים (qim) describes someone who rises up against someone (an adversary or enemy). Noun קיממיות (qommiyut) means uprightness. Noun קמה (qama) denotes standing grain. And noun יקום (yequm) denotes substance or existence.
For a meaning of the name Jakim, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads He (God) Raises Up. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names suggests He (God) Will Set Him Up, and BDB Theological Dictionary proposes He Lifteth Up.