Places Study on Javan

Places Study on Javan

Genesis 10: The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
Genesis 10: And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
1 Chronicles 1: The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
1 Chronicles 1: And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
Isaiah 66: And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.
Ezekiel 27: Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy merchants: they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass in thy market.
Ezekiel 27: Dan also and Javan going to and fro occupied in thy fairs: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in thy market.

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Javan
(jay' van) Personal name meaning, “Greece.” Son of Japheth (Genesis 10:2 ), and father of Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim (Genesis 10:4 ), thus the original ancestor of Greek peoples. Elsewhere in the Old Testament, the name Javan is used to denote Greece. See Greece ; Table of Nations .

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Javan
1. Son of Japheth, father of Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim (Genesis 10:2; Genesis 10:4). The same as Ionia, the branch of the Greek race best known in the East, so expressing the Greeks generally. Yavnan is the Assyrian designation in cuneiform inscriptions of Sargon's time. Yuna is their Persian designation in Persepolitan inscriptions. In Isaiah 66:19 James is one representative of the Gentile world. Its commerce in "the persons of men (slaves) and vessels of brass" with Tyre is mentioned Ezekiel 27:13. In Joel 3:3; Joel 3:6, God reproves the nations because "they have given a boy for (as price for prostitution of) an harlot, and sold a girl for wine," especially Tyre and Sidon; "the children of Judah and Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians (sons of Javan), that ye might remove them far from their border." Others from the mention of "Sabeans" (Joel 3:8) think Javan in Arabia is meant. (See 2).

Some germs of civilization probably passed into Greece through Jewish slaves imported from Phoenicia. Greece, and her king Alexander, is prophetically mentioned (Daniel 8:21; Daniel 10:20; Daniel 11:2). God in retribution for the enslaving of Judah's children (Zechariah 9:13) declares He will fill His bow with Judah and Ephraim as His arrows, and "raise up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece"; fulfilled partly in His raising up the Jewish Maccabees against Antiochus Epiphanes the representative of Greece; hereafter to be exhaustively consummated in Israel being made victorious over the last antichrist, Antiochus' antitype.

2. In Ezekiel 27:19 Javan is a Greek settlement in Arabia. Then instead of "going to and fro" translated "from Uzal." the capital of Arabia Felix or Yemen, Sanaa. However KJV yields good sense: all peoples, whether near as the Israelite "Dan" on the sea coast, or far off as" Javan," or the Greeks who "go to and fro," frequented thy fairs with "iron, cassia," etc. brought from various quarters.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Javan,
JAVAN , the Heb. rendering of the Gr. Iaôn , ‘Ionian, is a general term in the Bible for Ionians or Greeks; very similar forms of the name occur in the Assyrian and Egyptian inscriptions. 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.e. Rhodes); from the reference to Kittim (Kition) as his son, it is possible that the passage refers particularly to Cyprus. 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. In all three passages the references are to the Ionian colonies on the coast of Asia Minor. In Ezekiel 27:19 Javan appears a second time among the nations that traded with Tyre; clearly the Ionians are not intended, and, unless the text is corrupt (as is very probable), the reference may be to an Arab tribe, or perhaps to a Greek colony in Arabia. In Daniel 8:21 ; Daniel 10:20 ; Daniel 11:2 , where ‘the king,’ ‘the prince,’ and ‘the kingdom’ of Javan are mentioned, the passages have reference to the Græco-Macedonian empire.

L. W. King.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Javan
Fourth son of Japheth, and father of Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim and Dodanim. "From these came the distribution of the isles of the nations." Genesis 10:2,4 ; 1 Chronicles 1:5,7 . Corresponding to this is Isaiah 66:19 , where God sends His messengers to Javan, to the isles afar off, where His glory shall be made known. In Daniel 8:21 , where the Hebrew is the same, Alexander the Great is king of Javan, agreeing with Daniel 10:20 ; Daniel 11:2 ; , Zechariah 9:13 that Javan refers to Greece. In Ezekiel 27:13 the Javan that traded with Tyre doubtless also refers to Greece; but in Ezekiel 27:19 it is supposed to point to southern Arabia, the verse being better translated "Vedan and Javan of Uzal traded in thy markets," etc.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Javan
Javan (jâ'van), day. 1. A son of Japheth. Genesis 10:2; Genesis 10:4; Isaiah 66:19; Ezekiel 27:13. Javan was regarded as the representative of the Greek race. The name was probably introduced into Asia by the Phœnicians, to whom the Ionians were naturally better known than any other of the Hellenic races, on account of their commercial activity and the high prosperity of their towns on the western coast of Asia Minor. 2. A town in the southern part of Arabia (Yemen), whither the Phœnicians traded. Ezekiel 27:19.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Javan
Deceiver; one who makes sad
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Javan
or ION, (for the Hebrew word, differently pointed, forms both names,) was the fourth son of Japheth, and the father of all those nations which were included under the name of Grecians, or Ionians, as they were invariably called in the east. Javan had four sons, by whom the different portions of Greece Proper were peopled: Elisha, Tharsis, Chittim, and Dodanim. Elisha, Eliza, or Ellas, as it is written in the Chaldee, and from whom the Greeks took the name of ‘Ελληνες , settled in the Peloponnesus; where, in the Elysian fields and the river Ilissus, his name is still preserved. Tharsis settled in Achai; Chittim, in Macedonia; and Dodanim, in Thessaly and Epirus; where the city of Dodona gave ample proof of the origin of its name. But the Greeks did not remain pure Javanim. It appears from history that, at a very early age, they were invaded and subjugated by the Pelasgi, a Cuthite race from the east, and by colonies of Phenicians and Egyptians from the south: so that the Greeks, so famous in history, were a compound of all these people. The aboriginal Greeks were called Jaones, or Jonim; from which similarity of sound, the Jonim and the Javanim, although belonging to two essentially different families, have been confounded together. Javan is the name used in the Old Testament for Greece and the Greeks. See DIVISION OF THE EARTH .

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Javan

The fourth "son" of Japheth (Genesis 10:2 ), whose descendants settled in Greece, i.e., Ionia, which bears the name of Javan in Hebrew. Alexander the Great is called the "king of Javan" (rendered "Grecia," Daniel 8:21 ; 10:20 ; comp 11:2; Zechariah 9:13 ). This word was universally used by the nations of the East as the generic name of the Greek race.



A town or district of Arabia Felix, from which the Syrians obtained iron, cassia, and calamus (Ezekiel 27:19 ).


American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Javan
The fourth son of Japheth, Genesis 10:2,4 . This name is the same as the Greek Ion, whence comes Ionia, and it is understood that Javan was the ancestor of the Greeks. See GREECE .

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Javan - Corresponding to this is Isaiah 66:19 , where God sends His messengers to Javan, to the isles afar off, where His glory shall be made known. In Daniel 8:21 , where the Hebrew is the same, Alexander the Great is king of Javan, agreeing with Daniel 10:20 ; Daniel 11:2 ; , Zechariah 9:13 that Javan refers to Greece. In Ezekiel 27:13 the Javan that traded with Tyre doubtless also refers to Greece; but in Ezekiel 27:19 it is supposed to point to southern Arabia, the verse being better translated "Vedan and Javan of Uzal traded in thy markets," etc
Kittim - Son of Javan, and grandson of Noah, Genesis 10:4
Javan, - Javan , the Heb. 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. 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. In Ezekiel 27:19 Javan appears a second time among the nations that traded with Tyre; clearly the Ionians are not intended, and, unless the text is corrupt (as is very probable), the reference may be to an Arab tribe, or perhaps to a Greek colony in Arabia. In Daniel 8:21 ; Daniel 10:20 ; Daniel 11:2 , where ‘the king,’ ‘the prince,’ and ‘the kingdom’ of Javan are mentioned, the passages have reference to the Græco-Macedonian empire
Javan - , Ionia, which bears the name of Javan in Hebrew. Alexander the Great is called the "king of Javan" (rendered "Grecia," Daniel 8:21 ; 10:20 ; comp 11:2; Zechariah 9:13 )
Dodanim - Descendants of Javan, son of Japheth
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
Javan - Javan (jâ'van), day. Javan was regarded as the representative of the Greek race
Tarshish - Son of Javan, a descendant of Japheth, Genesis 10:4 ; 1 Chronicles 1:7
Uzal - " This is added to "Javan" to mark which Javan is meant, Genesis 10:27
Kittim - Son of Javan, a son of Japheth
Elishah - A son of Javan, Genesis 10:4
Javan - This name is the same as the Greek Ion, whence comes Ionia, and it is understood that Javan was the ancestor of the Greeks
Dodanim - Or RODANM, 1 Chronicles 1:7 , a people descended from Japhet through Javan, Genesis 10:4
Elishah - The oldest of the four sons of Javan (Genesis 10:4 ), whose descendants peopled Greece
Dod'Anim - (leaders ), ( Genesis 10:4 ; 1 Chronicles 1:7 ) a family or race descended from Javan, the son of Japhet
Javan - Elsewhere in the Old Testament, the name Javan is used to denote Greece
Elishah - Eldest son of Javan, the son of Japheth
Dodanim - ] of Genesis 10:4 among the descendants of Javan, or Ionians
Elishah - The eldest ‘son’ of Javan ( Genesis 10:4 ), whence the Tyrians obtained the purple dye ( Ezekiel 27:7 ). ’ 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
Dan, City of - 'Dan also and Javan. ' This is now judged to be better translated 'Vedan and Javan,' though it is not known what place is alluded to by the name 'Vedan
Javan - In Joel 3:3; Joel 3:6, God reproves the nations because "they have given a boy for (as price for prostitution of) an harlot, and sold a girl for wine," especially Tyre and Sidon; "the children of Judah and Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians (sons of Javan), that ye might remove them far from their border. " Others from the mention of "Sabeans" (Joel 3:8) think Javan in Arabia is meant. In Ezekiel 27:19 Javan is a Greek settlement in Arabia. However KJV yields good sense: all peoples, whether near as the Israelite "Dan" on the sea coast, or far off as" Javan," or the Greeks who "go to and fro," frequented thy fairs with "iron, cassia," etc
Elishah - Javan's oldest son (Genesis 10:4). " 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
Greece, Greeks, Gre'Cians - In (Genesis 10:2-5 ) Moses mentions the descendants of Javan as peopling the isles of the Gentiles; and when the Hebrews came into contact with the Ionians of Asia Minor, and recognized them as the long-lost islanders of the western migration, it was natural that they should mark the similarity of sound between Javan and Iones. , is in Javan ( Daniel 8:21 ; Joel 3:6 ) the Hebrew, however, is sometimes regained
Dodanim - Leaders, a race descended from Javan (Genesis 10:4 )
ja'Van - (Genesis 10:2,4 ) Javan was regarded as the representative of the Greek race
Greece - It or its people are referred to in Hebrew history as Javan, Isaiah 66:19; Ezekiel 27:13; Ezekiel 27:19, and in apostolic history as Achaia
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)
Dodanim - Sprung from Javan (Ιonia , "the Greek race"), son of Japhet
Javan - Javan had four sons, by whom the different portions of Greece Proper were peopled: Elisha, Tharsis, Chittim, and Dodanim. But the Greeks did not remain pure Javanim. The aboriginal Greeks were called Jaones, or Jonim; from which similarity of sound, the Jonim and the Javanim, although belonging to two essentially different families, have been confounded together. Javan is the name used in the Old Testament for Greece and the Greeks
Grecia, Greece - The Hebrew of Greece is Yavan , which naturally associates it with Javan the son of Japheth. In Isaiah 66:19 the country inhabited by his descendants is also called Javan, which is mentioned as a place whose merchants traded with Tyre. See Javan
Chit'Tim, Kit'Tim - (bruisers ), a family or race descended from Javan
Chittim - A race sprung from Javan, i. designate Cyprus as "the land of Yavnan," as the Scripture traces it to Javan
Greece - Moses makes mention of Greece under the name of Javan ( Genesis 10:2-5 ); and this name does not again occur in the Old Testament till the time of (Joel 3:6 )
Iron - The market of Tyre was supplied with bright or polished iron by the merchants of Dan and Javan
Dodanim - (doh' dah nihm) Great grandson of Noah and son of Javan in the table of nations (Genesis 10:4 )
Japheth - of Assyria, Javan (Ionians, i
Japheth - Genesis 10:2 identifies Japheth's sons as Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras
Elishah - This would explain the relationship of Elishah as a son of Javan or the Greeks in the Table of Nations (Genesis 10:4 )
Chittim - Or Kittim, a plural form (Genesis 10:4 ), the name of a branch of the descendants of Javan, the "son" of Japheth
Iron - The merchants of Dan and Javan brought it to the market of Tyre (Ezekiel 27:19 )
Iron (2) - Merchants of Dan and Javan (perhaps rather Vedan, now Aden, a Greek settlement in Arabia) supplied Tyre with polished or "bright iron. " "Dan and Javan" may mean all peoples, whether near, as the Israelite Dan, or far off; as the Greeks or "Javan" conveyed these products to Tyre's markets
Grecians - Called "Javan" Genesis 10:2. Ezekiel (Ezekiel 27:13) mentions Javan (Greece) and Tyre as "trading in the persons of men. ... Zechariah (Zechariah 9:13) represents Judah and Ephraim as the arrows filling God's bow, "when I have raised up thy son, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece" (Javan) thus foretelling that the Jewish Maccabees would punish Greece in the person of Antiochus Epiphanes, one of Alexander's successors, in just retribution for her purchasing from Tyre as slaves" the children of Judah and Jerusalem. " Isaiah (Isaiah 66:19) foretells that the Jews who survive His judgments He will send as missionaries to Javan to "declare My glory among the Gentiles
Races - Javan (Ionian Greeks)
Kittim - ] in Malachi 1:1 Malachi 1:1 ; 1Ma 8:5 ) designates properly the island of Cyprus, and is to he so understood in the geographical list of the descendants of Javan (wh
Tarshish - Son of Javan (Genesis 10:4 ; 1 Chronicles 1:7 ) and ancestor of an Aegean people
Tarshish - "
One of the "sons" of Javan (Genesis 10:4 ; 1 Chronicles 1:7 )
Tubal - Tubal, Javan, and Meshech are the associated sons of Japheth
Tarshish - The second son of Javan, Genesis 10:4
Greece - In the Old Testament, is put for the Hebrew word Javan, which is equivalent to Ionia, and seems to include not only Greece but western Asia Minor, and the intervening isles, all settled by the Ionian race, Genesis 10:2 . See Javan
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
Tarshish (1) - The inclusion of Tarshish among the ‘sons’ of Javan ( Genesis 10:4 , 1 Chronicles 1:7 ) may refer to this
Uzal - ) suggests that, although the most serious objections occur to the rendering, it might read, ‘ Vedan and Javan of Uzal furnished their wares, etc
Japheth - "Setting aside the cases where the ethnic names employed are of doubtful application, it cannot reasonably be questioned that the author [of Genesis 10 ] has in his account of the sons of Japheth classed together the Cymry or Celts (Gomer), the Medes (Madai), and the Ionians or Greeks (Javan), thereby anticipating what has become known in modern times as the 'Indo-European Theory,' or the essential unity of the Aryan (Asiatic) race with the principal races of Europe, indicated by the Celts and the Ionians
Generation - Genesis, in accordance with modern ethnology, classifies together the Cymry or Celts (Gomer), the Medes (Madai), and the Ionians or Greeks (Javan); thus anticipating the Indo-European theory, which makes the European races (represented by the Celts and the Ionians) akin to the Aryans (represented by the Asiatic Madai or Medes)
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
Dan (2) - Sailors from ports of Dan, with descendants of Javan, traded in the fairs of Tyre, "going to and fro
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 ...
Sargon - Azuri was king of Ashdod; Sargon deposed him and made his brother Ahimiti king; the people drove hint away, and raised Javan to the throne, but the latter was forced to flee to Meroe
Tar'Shish -
Probably Tartessus, a city and emporium of the Phoenicians in the south of Spain, represented as one of the sons of Javan
Cyprus - In Genesis 10:4 Kittim is spoken of as a son of Javan, together with Tarshish and Elishah
Division of the Earth - ) From Javan was descended the Javanians, or ‘Ιαονες of the Greeks, and the Yavanas of the Hindus. Greece itself is called Javan by Daniel 11:2 ; and the people ‘Ιαονες by Homer in his "Iliad. " These aboriginal ‘Ιαονες of Greece are not to be confounded, as is usually the case, with the later Ιωνες who invaded and subdued the Javanian territories, and were of a different stock. 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
Greece - ... Ionia (Javan) was known to the later Hebrew prophets (Ezekiel 27:13, Isaiah 66:19), and the Jews of the 2nd cent
Koran - The Mahometans have taken care to have their Scripture translated into the Persian, the Javan, the Malayan, and other languages; though, out of respect to the original, these versions are generally, if not always, interlineated