Character Study on Meshech

Character Study on Meshech

Genesis 10: The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
1 Chronicles 1: The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
1 Chronicles 1: The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.
Ezekiel 27: Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy merchants: they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass in thy market.
Ezekiel 32: There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though they caused their terror in the land of the living.
Ezekiel 38: Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,
Ezekiel 38: And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
Ezekiel 39: Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Meshech
Drawing out, the sixth son of Japheth (Genesis 10:2 ), the founder of a tribe (1 Chronicles 1:5 ; Ezekiel 27:13 ; 38:2,3 ). They were in all probability the Moschi, a people inhabiting the Moschian Mountains, between the Black and the Caspian Seas. In Psalm 120:5 the name occurs as simply a synonym for foreigners or barbarians. "During the ascendency of the Babylonians and Persians in Western Asia, the Moschi were subdued; but it seems probable that a large number of them crossed the Caucasus range and spread over the northern steppes, mingling with the Scythians. There they became known as Muscovs, and gave that name to the Russian nation and its ancient capital by which they are still generally known throughout the East"

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Meshech
(See MESECH.)

Holman Bible Dictionary - Meshech
(mee' sshehk) Personal name meaning either, “sowing” or “possession.” 1. A people of Asia Minor (Genesis 10:2 ; 1 Chronicles 1:5 ), known for trading in copper vessels (Ezekiel 27:13 ), frequently associated with Tubal (Ezekiel 32:26 ; Ezekiel 38:2-3 ; Ezekiel 39:1 ). This Meschech is identical to the Assyrian Mushki and the Greek Moschoi . At Psalm 120:5 the name appears in the form Mesech (KJV). 2. An otherwise unknown Aramaean tribe ( 1 Chronicles 1:17 ), perhaps identical with Mash (Genesis 10:23 ).



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Meshech
MESHECH. 1 . The name of a people of Asia Minor mentioned after Tubal as among the sons of Japbeth ( Genesis 10:2 ). These two peoples, possibly kindred, appear almost always in conjunction in OT; so even in Isaiah 66:18 , where read ‘Meshech’ instead of ‘that draw the bow’ (the word for ‘bow’ being a supplementary gloss). In Psalms 12:6 Meshech and Kedar appear as types of barbarous and warlike people, just as Meshech and Tubal are represented in Ezekiel 32:28 ; Ezekiel 38:2 ; Ezekiel 39:1 . In the Assyrian annals the Tabalî and Mushkî , who are undoubtedly the same as Tuhal and Meshech, are found again together (as fierce opponents of Assyria in the 12th cent. b.c.), the former lying to the north-east of Cilicia and the latter eastward between them and the Euphrates. The Tibareni and Moschi of the classical writers must stand for the same two peoples. Ezekiel 27:13 names them as trading in slaves and articles of bronze.

2 . In 1 Chronicles 1:17 ‘Meshech’ is written by mistake for ‘Mash’ (cf. Genesis 10:23 )

J. F. M‘Curdy.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Meshech
Who is drawn by force
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Meshech
1. Son of Japheth, and his descendants. Genesis 10:2 ; 1 Chronicles 1:5 ; Ezekiel 27:13 ; Ezekiel 32:26 ; Ezekiel 38:2,3 ; Ezekiel 39:1 . Probably the progenitors of the Moschi and Muscovites.

2. Grandson of Shem. 1 Chronicles 1:17 . Called MASH in Genesis 10:23 .

Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Meshech
COUNTRY OF. Meshech was the sixth son of Japheth, and is generally mentioned in conjunction with his brother Tubal; and both were first seated in the north-eastern angle of Asia Minor, from the shores of the Euxine, along to the south of Caucasus; where were the Montes Moschisi, and where, in after times, were the Iberi, Tibareni, and Moschi; near to whom also, or mingled with them, were the Chalybes, who, it is probable, derived their Grecian appellation from the general occupation of the families of Tubal and Meshech, as workers in brass and iron, as the inhabitants of the same countries have been in all ages, for the supply of Tyre, Persia, Greece, and Armenia. There appears also to have been in the same neighbourhood, namely, in Armenia, a river and country termed Rosh: for so, Bochart says, the river Araxes is called by the Arabs; and that there was a people in the adjoining country called Rhossi. That passage in Ezekiel , 38, also, which in our Bibles is rendered "the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal," is, in the Septuagint, "the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal." These Rossi and Moschi, who were neighbours in Asia, dispersed their colonies jointly over the vast empire of Russia; and preserve their names still in those of Russians and Muscovites.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Meshech or Mesech
Psalm 120:5 , the sixth son of Japheth, Genesis 10:2 , located near Tubal at the northeast corner of Asia Minor, in Iberia, and supposed by many to have been the father of the Muscovites. Meshech traded with Tyre in "the persons of men, and in vessels of brass," Ezekiel 27:13 ; 32:26 ; 38:2 .

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Meshech - Meshech. These two peoples, possibly kindred, appear almost always in conjunction in OT; so even in Isaiah 66:18 , where read ‘Meshech’ instead of ‘that draw the bow’ (the word for ‘bow’ being a supplementary gloss). In Psalms 12:6 Meshech and Kedar appear as types of barbarous and warlike people, just as Meshech and Tubal are represented in Ezekiel 32:28 ; Ezekiel 38:2 ; Ezekiel 39:1 . In the Assyrian annals the Tabalî and Mushkî , who are undoubtedly the same as Tuhal and Meshech, are found again together (as fierce opponents of Assyria in the 12th cent. In 1 Chronicles 1:17 ‘Meshech’ is written by mistake for ‘Mash’ (cf
Tubal - The Scripture commonly joins together Tubal and Meshech, which makes it thought that they peopled countries, bordering upon each other. The Chaldee interpreters, by Tubal and Meshech, understand Italy and Asia, or rather Ausonia. Bochart is very copious in proving, that by Meshech and Tubal are intended the Muscovites and the Tibarenians
Mash - Same as Meshech
Mesech - (mee' ssehk) KJV alternate form of Meshech (Psalm 120:5 )
Meshek - (mee' sshehk) TEV form of Meshech (1 Chronicles 1:17 )
Shadrach - (See HANANIAH; Meshech
Mash - Genesis 10:23 : called Meshech, 1Chr
Tubal - A country and people in Asia Minor mentioned only in association with Meshech (wh
Rosh - , Ezekiel 39:1 the word Rosh is thought by many interpreters to refer to a people, otherwise unknown, but coupled with Meshech and Tubal (wh. see) simply means, ‘prince over Meshech and Tubal’; cf
Rosh - Rather, as not rosh but nasi is the head of a nomadic tribe (Genesis 23:6), "Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal," three great Scythian tribes of which gosh is the first. Tiras stands for Rosh with Meshech and Tubal (Genesis 10:2). Hengstenberg supports KJV: "Magog was Gog's original kingdom, though he acquired also Meshech and Tubal, so as to be called their 'chief prince
tu'Bal - is reckoned with Javan and Meshech among the sons of Japheth. (Ezekiel 27:13 ) Tubal and Javan, (Isaiah 68:19 ) Meshech and Tubal, (Ezekiel 32:26 ; 38:2,3 ; 39:1 ) are nations of the north
Meshech - Meshech was the sixth son of Japheth, and is generally mentioned in conjunction with his brother Tubal; and both were first seated in the north-eastern angle of Asia Minor, from the shores of the Euxine, along to the south of Caucasus; where were the Montes Moschisi, and where, in after times, were the Iberi, Tibareni, and Moschi; near to whom also, or mingled with them, were the Chalybes, who, it is probable, derived their Grecian appellation from the general occupation of the families of Tubal and Meshech, as workers in brass and iron, as the inhabitants of the same countries have been in all ages, for the supply of Tyre, Persia, Greece, and Armenia. That passage in Ezekiel , 38, also, which in our Bibles is rendered "the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal," is, in the Septuagint, "the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal
Tubal - It is mentioned by (Isaiah 66:19 ), along with Javan, and by (Ezekiel 27:13 ), along with Meshech, among the traders with Tyre, also among the confederates of Gog (Ezekiel 38:2,3 ; 39:1 ), and with Meshech among the nations which were to be destroyed (32:26)
Mash - In 1 Chronicles 1:17 the reading is Meshech, which the Septuagint reads perhaps correctly; also in Genesis 10:23. Meshech occurred in Genesis 10:2, among the sons of Japheth; but here (Genesis 10:23) among Shem's descendants. Cappadocia was the original home of the Moschi (Meshech); its population was a mixed one, and a portion connected with Aram (Syria)
Mesech - Mesech (mç'sek), Psalms 120:5, or Meshech (mç'shek), Ezekiel 32:26, a son of Japheth, whose descendants are supposed to have settled in Armenia
Mash - ( Genesis 10:23 ) In (1 Chronicles 1:17 ) the name appears as Meshech
Mash - (= Meshech 1 Chronicles 1:17 ), one of the four sons of Aram, and the name of a tribe descended from him (Genesis 10:23 ) inhabiting some part probably of Mesopotamia
Mash - The name is copied as Meshech in 1 Chronicles 1:17
Meshech or Mesech - Meshech traded with Tyre in "the persons of men, and in vessels of brass," Ezekiel 27:13 ; 32:26 ; 38:2
me'Sech, me'Shech - Both the name and the associations are in favor of the identification of Meshech with the Moschi , a people on the borders of Colchis and Armenia
Togarmah - Sennacherib, who again captured Til-garimmu and destroyed it, speaks of it as being on the borders of Tabal (Tubal [see Meshech])
Tubal - Tubal, Javan, and Meshech are the associated sons of Japheth. Tubal answers to the Tibareni, as Meshech to the Moschi; close to one another, on the northern coast of Asia Minor, about the river Melanthius (Melet Irmak), in Herodotus' and Xenophon's days; previously among the most powerful races
Magog - Ezekiel 39:6 ) as under the rule of Gog , prince of ‘Rosh, Meshech , and Tubal ,’ who is to lead in the future a great expedition against the restored Israel, from ‘the uttermost parts of the north,’ and who has among his allies Gomer and Togarmah , the nations whose names are italicized being also mentioned in Genesis 10:2-3 as closely connected with ‘Magog. of Palestine, not far from Meshech and Tubal, whose home is shown by Assyrian notices to have been N
Japheth - Genesis 10:2 identifies Japheth's sons as Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras
Tiras - Tiras follows Meshech in the genealogy, just as the Thracian tribes of Asia Minor adjoined the Moschi toward the W
Gog And Magog - Ezekiel 38:2 should read "Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. " Gog is the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal answering to Russia, Moscow or Muscovy, and Tobolsk: all now in the Russian empire
Races - Meshech (Muski of Assyr
Javan, - In Isaiah 66:19 Javan is included among the distant countries that will hear of Jahweh’s glory; in Joel 3:6 the sons of the Javanites are referred to as trading in Jewish captives with the Phœnicians and Philistines; in Ezekiel 27:13 Javan, with Tubal and Meshech, is described as trading with Tyre in slaves and vessels of brass
Magog - Connected with Meshech (the Moschi) and Tubal (the Tibarenes)
Gog - The ‘prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal,’ from the land of Magog ( Ezekiel 38:2 , and often in chs
Copper - Ezekiel 27:13 , speaks of the merchants of Javan, Jubal, and Meshech, as bringing vessels of nehesh (copper) to the markets of Tyre
Japheth - ... The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. It is supposed that Gomer peopled Galatia, and that from him the Cimmerians, or Cimbrians, and also the Phrygians, derived their origin; that Magog was the father of the Scythians, and Tartars, or Tatars; that Madai was the progenitor of the Medes, though some make him the founder of a people in Macedonia, called Macdi; that from Javan sprung the Ionians and Greeks; that Tubal was the father of the Iberians, and that at least a part of Spain was peopled by him and his descendants; that Meshech was the founder of the Cappadocians, from whom proceeded the Muscovites, or Russians; and that from Tiras the Thracians derived their origin
Japheth - the Cymri or Celts;... (2) Magog, the Scythians and Sarmatians (Slavonians);... (3) Madai, the Medes or Aryans;... (4) Javan, the Ionians (Greeks);... (5) Tubal, the Tibareni;... (6) Meshech, the Moschi (these two declined between 1100 and 400 B
God And Magog - 38 and 39), where Gog is represented as a person, ‘the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal,’ and Magog as the name of his land (Ezekiel 38:2)
Ezekiel, Book of - In Ezekiel 38:2 , instead of "O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal," the LXX reads, "O Gog,
Nineveh - Then Asshurdahil, Mutaggil Nebo, Asshur-ris-ilim (conqueror of a Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon), Tiglath Pileser I (subdued Meshech), Asshur-belkala; a blank of two centuries follows when David's and Solomon's extensive dominion has place
Ezekiel, Theology of - The terms "Magog, " "Meshech, " and so forth refer to tribes in the Black Sea area (such as the Scythians), but the specific identity is not nearly so important as the fact that they were pagan, warlike peoples in the north