🔼The name Jokim: Summary
- Yah Raises Up, The Lord Will Set Up
- From (1) יו (yu), the name of the Lord, and (2) the verb קום (qum), to rise up or stand.
🔼The name Jokim in the Bible
There's one man named Jokim in the Bible, but this name is one of two existing contracted forms of the name Jehoiakim; the other being Joiakim.
🔼Etymology of the name Jokim
The name Jokim consists of two elements, the first one being the particle יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn is an abbreviated form of the name יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.
The second part of the name Jokim comes from the verb קום (qum), meaning to rise or stand up:
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 Jokim, NOBSE Study Bible Name List suggests Yahweh Raises Up and BDB Theological Dictionary proposes the similar Yah Raiseth Up. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names suggests The Lord Will Set Up.