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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Jaaikan

(Heb. Yaakan', יִעֲקָן , wrester; Sept. has two names, Ι᾿ωακὰν καὶ Οὐκάμ, other copies simply Ακάν or Ι᾿ακίμ; Vulg. Jacan), the last named of the sons of Ezer, son of Seir the Horite (1 Chronicles 1:42, where it is Anglicized "Jakan"); called in the parallel passage (Genesis 36:27) by a simpler form of the same name, AKAN. B.C. ante 1964. His descendants appear to have settled in the northern part of the Arabah. He was the forefather of the Bene-Jaakan (q.v.), round whose wells the children of Israel twice encamped, once after they left Moseroth, and just before they went on to Hor-Hagidgad (Numbers 33:30-32), and again in a reverse direction after they left Kadesh-barnea, and before they reached Mount Hor or Mosera (Deuteronomy 10:6). (See BEEROTH-BENE-JAAKAN).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Jaaikan'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/j/jaaikan.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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