Character Study on Elishah

Character Study on Elishah

Genesis 10: And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
1 Chronicles 1: And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
Ezekiel 27: Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Elishah
The oldest of the four sons of Javan (Genesis 10:4 ), whose descendants peopled Greece. It has been supposed that Elishah's descendants peopled the Peloponnesus, which was known by the name of Elis. This may be meant by "the isles of Elishah" (Ezekiel 27:7 ).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Elishah
Javan's oldest son (Genesis 10:4). Ezekiel 27:7; "purple from the isles of Elishah." As Javan represents the Ionian Greeks; so Elishah the Aeolians, whose favorite resort was to maritime situations, in Greece, Thessaly, and Asia Minor, and Lesbos and Tenedos. Hellas (Greece) and Elis in the Peloponnese are kindred Bathes.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Elishah
(ih li' sshah) Place name of unknown meaning. Elishah, or Alashiya as it appears in Hittite, Akkadian, and Ugaritic texts, is a name for all or part of the island of Cyprus, which exported copper and purple cloth. Others would locate it as the present Haghio Kyrko in Crete. Among the Amarna letters from Egypt are letters from the king of Elishah to the pharaoh mentioning copper exports. The Greeks established a colony on Cyprus by about 1500 B.C. This would explain the relationship of Elishah as a son of Javan or the Greeks in the Table of Nations (Genesis 10:4 ). Compare 1 Chronicles 1:7 . Ezekiel noted in his lament over Tyre that Tyre had imported from Elishah the purple fabric for which Tyre was famous (Ezekiel 27:7 ).



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Elishah
ELISHAH . The eldest ‘son’ of Javan ( Genesis 10:4 ), whence the Tyrians obtained the purple dye ( Ezekiel 27:7 ). The latter favours identification with S. Italy and Sicily, or Carthage and N. African coast, both districts famous for the purple dye. Elissa, or Dido, the traditional foundress of Carthage, may indicate Elissa as an early name of Carthage, and Syncellus gives the gloss ‘Elissa, whence the Sikeloi.’ The Targum on Ezk. gives ‘the province of Italy.’ The Tell el-Amarna tablets include letters to the king of Egypt from the king of Alashia , Egyptian Alsa , which has been identified with Cyprus; known to Sargon, king of Assyria, as the land of the Ionians, Javan. There are difficulties in all these identifications, possibly because the name itself denoted different districts at different epochs, and no certainty can yet be attained.

C. H. W. Johns.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Elishah
Eldest son of Javan, the son of Japheth. Genesis 10:4 ; 1 Chronicles 1:7 . His descendants apparently occupied the 'isles of Elishah,' and supplied the Phoenicians with blue and purple. Ezekiel 27:7 . Josephus identifies them with the Æolians. Others connect Elishah with Elis in the Peloponnesus.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Elishah
A son of Javan, Genesis 10:4 . "The isle of Elishah," which sent purple and scarlet stuffs to Tyre, Ezekiel 27:7 , are supposed to mean Greece and the adjacent islands.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Elishah
It is God; the lamb of God

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Elishah - Elishah, or Alashiya as it appears in Hittite, Akkadian, and Ugaritic texts, is a name for all or part of the island of Cyprus, which exported copper and purple cloth. Among the Amarna letters from Egypt are letters from the king of Elishah to the pharaoh mentioning copper exports. This would explain the relationship of Elishah as a son of Javan or the Greeks in the Table of Nations (Genesis 10:4 ). Ezekiel noted in his lament over Tyre that Tyre had imported from Elishah the purple fabric for which Tyre was famous (Ezekiel 27:7 )
Elishah - His descendants apparently occupied the 'isles of Elishah,' and supplied the Phoenicians with blue and purple. Others connect Elishah with Elis in the Peloponnesus
Elishah - Ezekiel 27:7; "purple from the isles of Elishah. " As Javan represents the Ionian Greeks; so Elishah the Aeolians, whose favorite resort was to maritime situations, in Greece, Thessaly, and Asia Minor, and Lesbos and Tenedos
Elishah - "The isle of Elishah," which sent purple and scarlet stuffs to Tyre, Ezekiel 27:7 , are supposed to mean Greece and the adjacent islands
Elishah - It has been supposed that Elishah's descendants peopled the Peloponnesus, which was known by the name of Elis. This may be meant by "the isles of Elishah" (Ezekiel 27:7 )
Javan - ” Son of Japheth (Genesis 10:2 ), and father of Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim (Genesis 10:4 ), thus the original ancestor of Greek peoples
Isle - The radical sense of the Hebrew word seems to be "habitable places," as opposed to water, and in this sense it occurs in (Isaiah 42:15 ) Hence it means secondarily any maritime district, whether belonging to a continent or to an island; thus it is used of the shore of the Mediterranean, (Isaiah 20:6 ; 23:2,6 ) and of the coasts of Elishah, (Ezekiel 27:7 ) i
Javan - Fourth son of Japheth, and father of Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim and Dodanim
Elishah - Elishah
Isle, Island - Thus it means coast, when used of Ashdod, Isaiah 20:6 ; of Tyre, Isaiah 23:2,6 ; of Peloponnesus, or Greece, Ezekiel 27:7 ; "the isles of Elishah
Javan, - In the genealogical table in Gn ( Genesis 10:2 ; Genesis 10:4 ) and 1 Ch ( 1 Chronicles 1:5 ; 1 Chronicles 1:7 ) Javan is described as a son of Japheth and the father of Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim (or better, Rodanim, i
Javan - Son of Japheth, father of Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim (Genesis 10:2; Genesis 10:4)
Dispersion - The following table shows how the different families were dispersed: ... | - Japheth | - Gomer | Cimmerians, Armenians | - Magog | Caucasians, Scythians | - Madal | Medes and Persian tribes | - Javan | - Elishah | Greeks | - Tarshish | Etruscans, Romans | - Chittim | Cyprians, Macedonians | - Dodanim | Rhodians | - Tubal | Tibareni, Tartars | - Mechech | Moschi, Muscovites | - Tiras | Thracians | | - Shem | - Elam | Persian tribes | - Asshur | Assyrian | - Arphaxad | - Abraham | - Isaac | - Jacob | Hebrews | - Esau | Edomites | - Ishmael | Mingled with Arab tribes | - Lud | Lydians | - Aram | Syrians | | - Ham | - Cush | Ethiopans | - Mizrain | Egyptians | - Phut | Lybians, Mauritanians | - Canaan | Canaanites, Phoenicians ...
Cyprus - In Genesis 10:4 Kittim is spoken of as a son of Javan, together with Tarshish and Elishah
Division of the Earth - Of Javan's sons, Elishah and Dodon, may be recognized in Elis and Dodona, the oldest settlements of Greece; Kittim, in the Citium of Macedonia, and Chittim, or maritime coasts of Greece and Italy, ... Numbers 24:24 ; and Tarshish, in the Tarsus of Cilicia, and Tartessus of Spain