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).
There is an Arab tradition that Joktan was the ancestor/progenitor of all the purest Arabian tribes of Central and Southern Arabia.
Ancestry: Noah ⮞ Shem ⮞ Arpachshad (Arphaxad) ⮞ Shelah ⮞ Eber ⮞ Joktan
Article Version: September 18, 2019