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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(Heb. Yakin', יָכַין, firm; Sept. Ι᾿αχείν, Ι᾿αχίν ), the name of three men and also of a pillar.

1. The fourth named of the sons of Simeon (Genesis 46:10; Exodus 6:15), called JARIB in 1 Chronicles 4:24. His descendants are called JACHINITES (Heb. Yakini', יָכַינַי, Sept. Ι᾿αχινί, Numbers 26:12). B.C. 1856.

2. The head of the twenty-first "course" of priests as arranged by David (1 Chronicles 24:17). B.C. 1014.

3. One of the priests that returned to Jerusalem after the Exile (1 Chronicles 9:10; Nehemiah 11:10). B.C. 536.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Jachin'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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