Jokmeam | Free Online Biblical Library

If you like our 14,000 Articles library, you'll love our Courses tailor-made for all stages of church life:

Courses cover a wide range of Bible, Theology and Ministry.


JOKMEAM (jŏk'mē-ām, Heb. yoqme‘ām, let the people arise). A town of Ephraim (1Chr.6.68). It was assigned to the Kohathite Levites. KJV in 1Kgs.4.12 wrongly has “Jokneam.”

JOKMEAM jŏk’ mĭ əm (יָקְמֳעָֽם). KJV JOKNEAM; 1 Kings 4:12.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

A town in Mt. Ephraim assigned to the Kohathite Levites (1Ch 6:68), named along with Gezer and Beth-horon. Its place is taken by Kibzaim in Jos 21:22 (in Septuagint here the name is omitted). It is mentioned again in 1Ki 4:12 (the King James Version wrongly "Jokneam"), where it seems to indicate some position to the East of Ephraim. So far no identification is possible.