Jakeh

Jakeh [N] [S]

pious, the father of Agur ( Proverbs 30:1 ). Nothing is known of him.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Jakeh". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Jakeh [N] [E]

(pious ). [PROVERBS, BOOK OF]


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Jakeh'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

JAKEH

ja'-ke (yaqeh, perhaps from Arabic root meaning "carefully religious"; yaqe', as if from qi'):

The father of Agur, the author of the sayings recorded in Proverbs 30:1. Nothing is known of either Jakeh or Agur. The immediate connection in the Hebrew text of ha-massa', "the prophecy" or "burden" (the King James Version "even the prophecy," the Revised Version (British and American) "the oracle") with ne'um, "oracle" (the King James Version "spake," the Revised Version (British and American) "saith") is quite exceptional, while the verse is unintelligible and the text, as the Septuagint shows, is evidently corrupt. The best emendation is that which changes ha-massa', "the prophecy," into ha-massa'i, "the Massaite," or into mimmassa', "of Massa" (Revised Version margin), Massa being the name of the country of an Ishmaelite tribe (compare Genesis 25:14; 1 Chronicles 1:30; Proverbs 31:1 the Revised Version margin).

See AGUR.

James Crichton


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'JAKEH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.