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Ashkenaz
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ashkenaz
Ashkenaz (אַשְׁכְּנַז‎, ashkenaz). A nation called upon to destroy Babylon (Jer 51:27). Refers to the Scythians, who were a group of people from north of the Cacasus Mountains (Gen 10:3).
Ashkenaz, Son of Gomer
Ashkenaz, Son of Gomer (אַשְׁכְּנַז‎, ashkenaz). A descendant of Japheth through Gomer (Gen 10:3; 1 Chr 1:6).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ashkenaz
ASHKENAZ [Heb ʾaškĕnāz (אַשְׁכְּנָז‎); ʾaškanaz (אַשְׁכַּנַז)]. First “descendant” of Gomer who is the first “offspring” of Japheth in the Table of Nations (Gen 10:2–3). In Jer 51:27, Ashkenaz appears—along with Ararat and Minni—as a kingdom called upon to oppose Babylon. The name is identified with
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ashkenaz
Ashkenaz. Gomer’s son and Noah’s great-grandson in Japheth’s line (Gn 10:1–3; 1 Chr 1:6, kjv Ashchenaz). Mention of the kingdom of Ashkenaz along with Ararat and Minni (Jer 51:27, kjv Ashchenaz) suggests that he was the ancestor of the Scythians, a people who resided in the Ararat region in Jeremiah’s
Ashchenaz
Ashchenaz. kjv form of Ashkenaz, Gomer’s son, in 1 Chronicles 1:6 and Jeremiah 51:27.See Ashkenaz.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ashkenaz
Ashkenaz ashʹkə-naz [Heb. ’aškenaz]; AV also ASHCHENAZ. A son of Gomer son of Japheth (Gen. 10:3; 1 Ch. 1:6), and eponymous ancestor of a nomadic kingdom also known as Scythians. See also Table of Nations.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ashkenaz
ASHKENAZ Gomer’s son and Noah’s great-grandson in Japheth’s line (Gn 10:1–3; 1 Chr 1:6). Mention of the kingdom of Ashkenaz along with Ararat and Minni (Jer 51:27) suggests that he was the ancestor of the Scythians, a people who resided in the Ararat region in Jeremiah’s time. An active, warlike people,
Ashchenaz
ASHCHENAZ* kjv form of Ashkenaz, Gomer’s son, in 1 Chronicles 1:6 and Jeremiah 51:27. See Ashkenaz.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ashkenaz
Ashkenaz (ash´kuh-naz).1 Noah’s great-grandson (Gen. 10:3).2 A nation near Armenia (Jer. 51:27), generally identified with the Ashkuza, an Indo-European people mentioned in seventh-century Assyrian inscriptions, and with the Scythians mentioned by Herodotus.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ashkenaz
ASHKENAZ. The eldest son of Gomer and great-grandson of Noah through Japheth (Gen 10:3; 1 Chr 1:6, ASV). Also the name of a tribe mentioned in Jer 51:27 (ASV), coming from eastern Armenia, associated with Ara rat and Minni, who as barbarians were instruments of God’s wrath against Babylon. The identification
Ashchenaz
ASHCHENAZ. Another form of Ashkenaz (q.v.). Ashchenaz is used in 1 Chr 1:6 and Jer 51:27.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ashkenaz
ASHKENAZ. A descendant of Noah through Japheth and Gomer (Gn. 10:3; 1 Ch. 1:6). Eponymous ancestor of the successive inhabitants of an area between the Black and Caspian Seas. Ascanius occurs as the name of a Mysian and Phrygian prince, while elsewhere these people are said to live in the district of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ashkenaz
Ashkenaz (Heb. ʾaškĕnaz)The eldest of the three sons of Gomer, the son of Japheth (Gen. 10:3; 1 Chr. 1:6), and the name of a kingdom (Jer. 51:27). Most likely it was the Scythian kingdom (cf. Assyr. Iš-ku-za). Its connection to the Cimmerian invasions (Herodotus Hist. 4.11) accounts for its relation
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ashkenaz
Ashkenaz [ăshˊkə năz] (Heb. ˒aškenaz). The eldest of the three sons of Gomer, the son of Japheth (Gen. 10:3; 1 Chr. 1:6), and the name of a kingdom (Jer. 51:27; KJV “Ashchenaz”). Most likely it was the Scythian kingdom (cf. Assyr. As-ku-za). Its connection to the Cimmerian invasions (Herodotus
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ashkenaz
ASHKENAZ The grandson of Japheth and one of the three sons of Gomer (Gen 10:3; 1 Chr 1:6), according to the Table of Nations. The name is also used for a kingdom (Jer 51:27) associated with Ararat and Minni (some scholars consider Ashkenaz to be the Scythian kingdom).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ashkenaz
Ash´kenaz (spreading fire), one of the three sons of Gomer, son of Japhet. Gen. 10:3. We may probably recognize the tribe of Ashkenaz on the northern shore of Asia Minor in the name of Lake Ascanius, and in Europe in the name Scand-ia, Scand-inavia. Knobel considers that Ashkenaz is to be identified
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