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Hebrew: יָקְטָן —transliteration: Yoqtan

Arabic: يقطان —transliteration: Yaqtan

also known as: Yoktan, Qahtan and Kahtan

This is the name of the 2nd of the 2 named sons of Eber (Genesis 10:25; 1 Chr. 1:19).

Joktan’s descendants are called Joktanites.

There is an Arab tradition that Joktan was the ancestor/progenitor of all the purest Arabian tribes of Central and Southern Arabia.

Ancestry: NoahShemArpachshad (Arphaxad)CainanShelahEber (Heber)Joktan


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Article Version: July 26, 2021