Joktan in Wikipedia
Joktan or Yoktan (Hebrew: יָקְטָן, Modern Yoqtan Tiberian
Yoqṭān ; literally, "little") was the second of the two sons
of Eber (Gen. 10:25; 1 Chr. 1:19) mentioned in the Hebrew
Bible. His name means "small" or "smallness".
In the Book of Genesis 10:25 it reads: "And unto Eber were
born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days
was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan."
Joktan's sons in the order provided in Gen. 10:26-29, were:
Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,
Obal, Abimael, Sheba, Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab.
In Pseudo-Philo's account (ca. 70), Joktan was first made
prince over the children of Shem, just as Nimrod and Phenech
were princes over the children of Ham and Japheth,
The Arab peoples comprise numerous clans and tribes. Many
historians trace the peoples of the southern Arabian
Peninsula to Joktan. However, early Biblical ethnographers,
including Josephus and Hippolytus, identified Joktan's sons
with peoples around the Indus river.
One scholar believes Joktan's family separated from his
brother Peleg's near a place called Mesha - see Genesis
10:30 , at or near Mashhad, he theorizes - and went east
over the Silk Road toward the Orient, fathering the Sinitic