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ALMODAD (Septuagint and Vulgate, read El-modad):

The eldest son of Joktan (Gen. x. 26, I Chron. i. 20). The meaning of the name is uncertain. The first element, "Al," may be the Arabic article, and the second perhaps a corruption of "Maudad" (see Joktan).

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