Genesis 25:2 names him as the second son of Av-Raham and Keturah, the ancestor of the Sabataeans and Dedanites of the Yemen.

The name means "fowler" and presumably relates to falconry, still the royal sport in the Yemen to this day.

Given the Sheen-Tav interchange between Hebrew and Aramaic, might this in fact be Yoktan by variation?

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