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Holman Bible Dictionary [1]

 1 Kings 4:12 Joshua 19:11 Joshua 21:34 Joshua 12:22

2. City of the Levites from tribe of Ephraim ( 1 Chronicles 6:68 ), either omitted in list in  Joshua 21:22 or to be equated with Kibzaim there. See Kibzaim . It may be located at tell es-Simadi or Qusen west of Shechem.

Smith's Bible Dictionary [2]

Jok'me-am. (Gathered By The People). A city of Ephraim, given with its suburbs, to a Kohathite Levites.  1 Chronicles 6:68. The situation of Jokmeam, (in Authorized Version, Jokneam ), is to a certain extent indicated in  1 Kings 4:12, where it is named with places, which we know to have been in the Jordan valley, at the extreme east boundary of the tribe.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible [3]

JOKMEAM. A town in Ephraim given to the Levites, near Beth-horon (  1 Chronicles 6:68 ). In   Joshua 21:22 it is called Kibzaim . No site answering to either of these names is known. Jokmeam is mentioned also in   1 Kings 4:12 , where AV [Note: Authorized Version.] has incorrectly ‘Jokneam.’

Morrish Bible Dictionary [4]

Levitical city, in Ephraim.  1 Chronicles 6:68 . Probably the same as JOKNEAMin  1 Kings 4:12 , where the R.V. has JOKMEAM. The Hebrew is the same in both places. Not identified.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary [5]

A city of Ephraim, attached to the Kohathite Levites ( 1 Chronicles 6:68); in the Jordan valley, the extreme E. of Ephraim. Named Kibzaim in  Joshua 21:22.

Easton's Bible Dictionary [6]

 1 Chronicles 6:68 1 Kings 4:12

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [7]

(Heb. Yokmeaim', יָקְמְעָם ,.Gathering Of the People; in  1 Kings 4:12, Sept. Ι᾿Εγμάαμ v.r. Λουκάμ , Vulg. Jecmaan, Auth. Vers. "Jokneam;" in  1 Chronicles 6:68 [53], Ι᾿Εκμαάν , Jecmaam ) , a place elsewhere called KIBZAIM ( Joshua 21:22), but better known as JOKNEAM ( Joshua 12:22, etc.).


(Heb. Yokneam'., יָקְנְעָם , Possession Of the People; Sept. Ι᾿Εκονάμ , Vulg. Jachanan. Jeconam, Jecnam), a royal city of the Canaanites ( Joshua 12:22), situated on the southwestern boundary of Zebulon (but not within it, (See Tribe) ), near Dabbasheth, and fronted by a stream [the Kishon] ( Joshua 19:11); assigned out of the territory of Zebulon to the Levites of the family of Merari ( Joshua 21:34). From  1 Chronicles 6:68, the name appears to have been in later times written in the nearly synonymous form of JOKMEAM, and it thus appears. (in the original) as the boundary point of one of the purveyorships of Solomon ( 1 Kings 4:12). It also seems to have been identical with the Levitical city KIBZAIM (see Lightfoot, Opp. 2, 233) in Mount Ephraim ( Joshua 21:22). Dr. Robinson has lately identified it with the modern Tell Kaimon, a commanding position at the foot of Mount Carmel, across the Kishon from the plain of Esdraelon, and in a locality exactly agreeing with the scriptural data, and in name and situation with the CYAMON (See Cyamon) (q.v.) of the Apocrypha ( Judith 7:3), as well as with that of the Cnammona of Eusebius and the Cimana of Jerome, although (in their Onomasticon ) they profess ignorance of the site of Jokneam (new ed. of Bibl. Researches, 3, 115). Schwarz (Palest. p. 91) gives a conjecture agreeing with the latter part of this identification. (See also Van de Velde, Memoir, p. 326; Tristram, Land of Israel, p. 119.)

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [8]

jok´mḗ - am ( יקמעם , yoḳme‛ām ): A town in Mt. Ephraim assigned to the Kohathite Levites (  1 Chronicles 6:68 ), named along with Gezer and Beth-horon. Its place is taken by Kibzaim in  Joshua 21:22 (in Septuagint here the name is omitted). It is mentioned again in   1 Kings 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.