Bible Names A-G : Almodad


Almodad in Wikipedia was a descendant of Noah and the first named son of Joktan in Genesis 10:26 and 1 Chronicles 1:20 . While the Bible has no further history regarding Almodad, this patriarch is considered to be the founder of an Arabian tribe in "Arabia Felix".[1] This is based on the identification of Joktan's other sons, such as Sheba and Havilah, who are both identified as coming from that region.[2] According to Easton's Bible Dictionary "Almodad" means "immeasurable", however it has also been translated as "not measured",[3] "measurer",[4] "measure of God",[5] "the beloved," or, "God is beloved",[6] "God is love",[7] and "God is a friend".[8][9] Many translations and scholarly works use "Elmodad", including Josephus,[10] Douay Rheims Bible[11] and the Targum Ps.- Jonathan, which elaborates Gen 10:26 and says "begot Elmodad, who measured the earth with cords.