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Cyprus
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Third-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Located in the northeast corner of the Mediterranean. Approximately 70 kilometers south of modern-day Turkey, 125 kilometers west of Syria/Palestine, and 425 kilometers north of Egypt. The island is 225 kilometers long and 80 kilometers wide at its widest point. One of the first locations during Paul’s first missionary journey.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Cyprus
Cyprus (כִּתִּים‎, kittim, Κύπρος, Kypros). Third-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Located in the northeast corner of the Mediterranean. Approximately 70 kilometers south of modern-day Turkey, 125 kilometers west of Syria/Palestine, and 425 kilometers north of Egypt. The island is 225 kilometers
Kittim
Kittim (כִּתִּים‎, kittim; כִּתִּיִּים‎, kittiyyim). The descendants of Javan (Gen 10:4; 1 Chr 1:7) or the land belonging to them.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Cyprus (Place)
CYPRUS (PLACE) [Heb kittim (כִּתִּם); Gk Kypros (Κυπρος)]. A Mediterranean island located 43 miles S of Asia Minor, 76 miles W of Syria, and 264 miles N of Egypt.The Hebrew name probably derives from the city of Kition (Roman Citium), which Phoenicians colonized on the SE coast of the island. It may
Kittim
KITTIM [Heb kittı̂m (כִּתִּים)]. In the Table of Nations, the word refers to the descendants of Javan (Gen 10:4; cf. 1 Chr 1:7), but in other passages, the word refers to a place (cf. Num 24:24; Dan 11:30; 1 Macc 1:1).The Kittim are descendants of Javan, grandson of Noah through Japheth, according to
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cyprus
Cyprus. Island country located in the northeastern Mediterranean Sea, 50 miles south of Turkey (Asia Minor), 70 miles west of Syria, and 245 miles north of Egypt. This island, about 110 miles long and 50 miles wide, supports the Kyrenia and Troodas Massif mountain ranges separated by the fertile Mesaoria
Chittim
Chittim. kjv spelling of Kittim, the Hebrew name for the island of Cyprus.See Cyprus.
Kittim
Kittim. Ancient Hebrew name for the island of Cyprus (Gn 10:4; Dn 11:30).See Cyprus.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cyprus
Cyprus sīʹprəs. An island situated near the northeast corner of the Mediterranean Sea, in angle formed by the coasts of Cilicia (modern Turkey) and Syria. In the OT it is called Kittim; cf. the name of its Phoenician capital Kition. I. Geography II. Products III. Early History IV. Greek and Roman
Kittim
Kittim kitʹəm, ki-tēmʹ [Heb. kittîm, kittîyîm (Gen. 10:4; Nu. 24:24; 1 Ch. 1:7; Isa. 23:12; Jer. 2:10; Ezk. 27:6; Dnl. 11:30), DSS kittîʾîm—probably refers to nationals (Kittites or Kittians) of a place Kit or Kitti]; RSV also CYPRUS (Isa. 23:1, 12; Jer. 2:10; Ezk. 27:6); AV also CHITTIM; NEB
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cyprus
CYPRUS Island country located in the northeastern Mediterranean Sea, 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) south of Turkey (Asia Minor), 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) west of Syria, and 245 miles (394.2 kilometers) north of Egypt. This island, about 110 miles (177 kilometers) long and 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) wide,
Kittim
KITTIM Ancient Hebrew name for the island of Cyprus (Gn 10:4; Dn 11:30). See Cyprus.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Cyprus
Cyprus (si´pruhs), an island in the eastern Mediterranean about sixty miles west of the Syrian coast and about the same distance from the coast of Turkey. Approximately a hundred and forty miles long and sixty miles wide (about the same size as ancient Israel), the island was known as Alashia in the
Island
island. A number of specific islands are referred to in the Bible.1 Arvad, in northern Phoenicia, an island-city located two miles offshore (Ezek. 27:8, 11).2 Cauda, a small island south of Crete where, according to Acts, Paul took refuge during a storm (27:13–17).3 Chios, an island off the northern
Kittim
Kittim (kit´im).1 The descendant of Javan, the fourth son of Japheth who was a son of Noah, and Elishah’s brother (Gen. 10:4; 1 Chron. 1:7).2 An island in the Mediterranean Sea, possibly Cyprus. Both Num. 24:24 and Dan. 11:30 refer to “ships from Kittim.” The first-century ce historian Josephus (Antiquities
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Cyprus
CYPRUS. The third largest island of the Mediterranean (after Sicily and Sardinia), it has an area of 3, 572 square miles. Visible from both Asia Minor and Syria on a clear day, it is about 43 miles from the former and 60 miles from the latter. The surface is almost evenly divided between mountain and
Chittim
CHITTIM. The Heb. word is used in both a broad and narrow sense. In its narrower sense it meant the island of Cyprus (Isa 23:1, 12; Jer 2:10; Ezk 27:6). Josephus refers to Cyprus as follows: “Cethimus possessed the island Cethima; it is now called Cyprus: and from that it is that all islands, and the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Cyprus
CYPRUS. The island of Cyprus, some 225 km long, and 100 km wide at its broadest, lies in the E Mediterranean some 100 km W of the coast of Syria and about the same distance from the Turkish coast.Cyprus is not mentioned by that name in the OT, where it is probably referred to as *Elishah; the people
Kittim
KITTIM. One of the sons of Javan (Gn. 10:4 = 1 Ch. 1:7; Heb. kittîm) whose descendants settled on the island of Cyprus where their name was given to the town of Kition, modern Larnaka, which is referred to in the Phoenician inscriptions as kt or kty. They engaged in sea trade (Nu. 24:24) and the name
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cyprus
Cyprus (Gk. Kýpros)The crossroads of the Eastern Mediterranean, an island 70 km. (44 mi.) from the south coast of Anatolia and 95 km. (64 mi.) from the Levant, making it an obvious stop for both traders and invaders. Prehistory of the island appears to date to ca. 8000–10,000 b.c.e. Its earliest prehistoric
Kittim
Kittim (Heb. kittɩ̂m, kittɩ̂yɩ̂m)According to the Table of Nations (Gen. 10:1–32), a people descended from Japheth through Javan, thus the Ionians or Greeks (v. 4; cf. 1 Chr. 1:7). The name probably derived from the city the Phoenicians called Kitti (kty) and the Greeks Kition, located near modern Larnaka
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cyprus
Cyprus (Lat. Cyprium, from Gk. kýpros “copper”). The third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, 74 km. (46 mi.) south of Cilicia (modern Turkey) and about 96 km. (60 mi.) west of Syria. In the Old Testament it is called Kittim.
Kittim
Kittim [kĭtˊĭm] (Heb. kittîm, kittîyîm).† The Hebrew name for Cyprus, derived from Kition (modern Larnaca), an important Phoenician city (Phoen. Kty) on the southeast coast of the island. According to the Table of Nations (Gen. 10:4 par. 1 Chr. 1:7), Kittim was a descendant of Javan (Ionia),
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Cyprus
CYPRUS The third-largest island in the Mediterranean, in the northeastern reaches, south of Cilicia in Asia Minor, with an area of 3,584 square miles. Excavations and intensive research were begun there in the 1920s by the Swedish Cyprus Expedition under E. Gjersted, continued independently in the 1930s
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Cyprus
CYPRUS An island in the eastern Mediterranean, the third-largest island in the Mediterranean, after Sicily and Sardinia. The name Cyprus was derived from the island’s copper mines (Greek kupros). In the Old Testament, the Hebrew for the people of Cyprus is Kittîm (Ezek 27:6), a word also used for Greeks
Kittim
KITTIM The descendants of Javan, according to the Table of Nations (Gen 10:4; cf. 1 Chr 1:7). They settled on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus and gave their name to the town of Kition (modern Larnaca). They developed a prosperous trade in marine commerce (Num 24:24; Isa 23:1, 12; cf. Jer 2:10; Ezek