Character Study on Tharshish

Character Study on Tharshish

1 Kings 10: For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
1 Kings 22: Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not; for the ships were broken at Eziongeber.
1 Chronicles 7: The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan; Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and Tharshish, and Ahishahar.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Tharshish
(1 Kings 10:22 ; 22:48 ). See TARSHISH .

Holman Bible Dictionary - Tharshish
(thahr' sshihssh) KJV alternate form of Tarshish (1 Kings 10:22 ; 1 Kings 22:48 ; 1 Chronicles 7:10 ).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Tharshish

1. 1 Kings 10:22.

2. Son of Bilhan, a Benjamite (1 Chronicles 7:10).

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Tarshish, Tharshish
Place to which ships were sent from Palestine. It is supposed by some to refer to a Spanish city named Tartessus. This would appear a suitable place from whence to obtain silver, iron, tin, and lead. Jonah taking a ship at Joppa to sail to Tarshish may also indicate a place to the west of Palestine. But other passages refer to apes and peacocks, also being brought by ships of Tarshish, and these are associated with Ezion-geber, on the Gulf of Akaba, a branch of the Red Sea. It is therefore probable that the ships from this port would sail southward to some other place, which has not been identified. 1 Kings 10:22 ; 1 Kings 22:48 ; 2 Chronicles 9:21 ; 2 Chronicles 20:36,37 ; Psalm 48:7 ; Psalm 72:10 ; Isaiah 2:16 ; Isaiah 23:1-14 ; Isaiah 60:9 ; Isaiah 66:19 ; Jeremiah 10:9 ; Ezekiel 27:12,25 ; Ezekiel 38:13 ; Jonah 1:3 ; Jonah 4:2 .

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Tharshish
Son of Bilhan, a descendant of Benjamin. 1 Chronicles 7:10 . See TARSHISH.

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Tarshish - The region of Tarshish, also written Tharshish, 1 Kings 10:22; 1 Kings 22:48, is possibly the Tartessus of the Greeks and Romans
Ship - Ships of Tharshish are also mentioned both in connection with Solomon and Jehoshaphat
Hiram - ) With Solomon's navy of Tharshish (1 Kings 10:22) to share in the Mediterranean trade
Red Sea - Jehoshaphat also "made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold; but they went not; for the ships were broken at Ezion-geber