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HEBREW: 3362 Menqy [email protected]`am
NAVE: Jokneam
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In Bible versions:

a town of Zebulun given to the Merarite Levites, 12 km NW of Megiddo

possessing, or building up, of the people
NETBible Maps: Map1 C4 ; Map2 D1 ; Map4 B2 ; Map5 G2
Google Maps: Jokneam (32° 39´, 35° 6´)


Strongs #03362: Menqy [email protected]`am

Jokneam = "the people lament"

1) a city of Canaan conquered by Joshua and in the territory of
Zebulun but allotted to the Merarite Levites and located Mount Carmel

3362 Yoqn`am yok-neh-awm'

from 6969 and 5971; (the) people will be lamented; Jokneam, a
place in Palestine:-Jokneam.
see HEBREW for 06969
see HEBREW for 05971

Jokneam [NAVE]

JOKNEAM, a Levitical city of Zebulun, Josh. 12:22; 19:11; 21:34.
See: Jokmeam.


(possessed by the people), a city of the tribe of Zebulun, allotted with its suburbs to the Merarite Levites. (Joshua 21:34) Its modern site is Tell Kaimon , an eminence which stands just below the eastern termination of Carmel.


JOKNEAM - jok'-ne-am (yoqne`am): A royal city of the Canaanites taken by Joshua and described as "in Carmel" (Josh 12:22), in the territory of Zebulun, and allotted to the Merarite Levites (21:34). The border of Zebulun "reached to the brook that is before Jokneam" (19:11). In 1 Ki 4:12 the name appears in the King James Version where, with the Revised Version (British and American), we should read "Jokmeam." Eusebius, Onomasticon places it 6 Roman miles from Lejio (Lejjun) on the way to Ptolemais (Acre). This points to Tell Kaimun, a striking mound on the eastern slope of Mt. Carmel. To the East of it runs the "torrent bed" of the Kishon. It stands about 300 ft. above the valley to the North of it, and the sides are steep. It is crowned by the ruins of an 18th-century fortress. A little lower down are the remains of a small chapel. There are fine springs at the foot (PEFM, II, 69 f). In Judith 7:3 it appears as "Cyamon" (Kuamon). It is the "Mons Cain" of the Middle Ages. "In the Samaritan Book of Judges it is noticed as the scene of a conflict between the Hebrews and the Giants; and Joshua is said to have been shut up here in magic walls of brass, till on sending a dove to the Hebrew king of Gilead, he was rescued" (Conder, HDB, under the word).

W. Ewing

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