Easton's Bible Dictionary
Immeasurable, the first named of the sons of Joktan (Genesis 10:26 ), the founder of an Arabian tribe.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Measure of God
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
First of Joktan's descendents (Genesis 10:26; 1 Chronicles 1:20). His name is preserved in El-Mudad, famous in Arab history, reputed father of Ishmael's Arab wife, Mir-at-ez-Zeman, and chief of Jarhum, a Joktanite tribe that passed from Yemen to the vicinity of Mekkeh. The Αl is the Arabic article.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(al moh' dad) Personal name meaning, “God is a friend.” Grandson of Eber and ancestor of Arabian tribes (Genesis 10:25-26 ).
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Son of Joktan, a descendant of Shem. Genesis 10:26 ; 1 Chronicles 1:20 .
- Thus Almodad
equates to the Arabic Elmudad; Sheleph equates to Es-Sulaf in the Yemen; Hazarmaveth equates to Hadramaut on the S
- The Scripture list of his descendants confirms this; almost all the names are certainly connected with this locality: "Almodad
(El-Mudad), Sheleph (Sulaf or Silfan), Hazarmaveth" (Hadramaut), etc