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(jay' uh kan) Personal name meaning, “to be fast.” Descendant of Esau and thus tribal ancestor of Edomites (1 Chronicles 1:42 ; compare Genesis 36:27 ; Numbers 33:31-32 ; Deuteronomy 10:6 ). Different translations transliterate the name differently—Akan, Jakan. The Hebrew text of Genesis 36:27 omits the first letter of the name. See Bene-ja-jaakan.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Jaakan'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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