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Dictionaries :: Jachin

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Easton's Bible Dictionary


firm. (1.) The fourth son of Simeon (Gen 46:10), called also Jarib (1Ch 4:24).

(2.) The head of one of the courses (the twenty-first) of priests (1Ch 24:17).

(3.) One of the priests who returned from the Exile (1Ch 9:10).

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary


he that strengthens and makes steadfast

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


ja'-kin (yakhin, "he will establish"):

(1) The 4th son of Simeon (Ge 46:10; Ex 6:15; Nu 26:12). In 1Ch 4:24 his name is given as "Jarib" (compare the King James Version margin, the Revised Version margin). "Jachinites," the patronymic of the family, occurs in Nu 26:12.

(2) Head of the 21st course of priests in the time of David (1Ch 24:17). It is used as a family name in 1Ch 9:10, and as such also in Ne 11:10, where some of the course are included in the list of those who, having returned from Babylon, willingly accepted the decision of the lot, and abandoned their rural retreats to become citizens and guardians of Jerusalem (Ne 11:1 f).

Written by James Crichton

Smith's Bible Dictionary


(he shall establish).

(1.) One of the two pillars which were set up "in the porch," (1 Kings 7:21) or before the temple (2 Chronicles 3:17) of Solomon. SEE [BOAZ].

(2.) Fourth son of Simeon (Genesis 46:10; Exodus 6:15) founder of the family of the Jachinites (Numbers 26:12).

(3.) Head of the twenty‐first course of priests in the time of David (1 Chronicles 9:10; 24:17; Nehemiah 11:10).


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