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Javan (Place)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A generic term for Hellenistic or Greek-speaking people, including the Ionians of Asia Minor. The people of Javan are affiliated with Javan, son of Japheth, who seems to be credited by the Table of Nations as their eponymous ancestor (Gen 10:4). The term יָוָן‎ (yawan) also seems to be used more specifically of Greece (Isa 66:19; Ezek 27:13; see especially Dan 8:21; 10:20; 11:2; Zech 9:13).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Javan
Javan (יָוָן‎, yawan). A generic term for Hellenistic or Greek-speaking people, including the Ionians of Asia Minor. The people of Javan are affiliated with Javan, son of Japheth, who seems to be credited by the Table of Nations as their eponymous ancestor (Gen 10:4). The term יָוָן‎ (yawan) also seems
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Javan (Place)
Javan (Place). Location commonly identified with Greece. The name is linguistically associated with Ionia, a region in westernmost Asia Minor that was colonized by Greeks. By extension Javan came to be applied to Greece itself. In most occurrences in the Greek translation of the Bible, Javan appears
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dan and Javan
Dan and Javan (Ezk. 27:19, AV). The AV here follows the difficult MT, weḏān weyāwān me’ûzzāl, “Dan also and Javan going to and fro.” The RSV translation “and wine from Uzal” is the result of the following reconstruction: (1) omission of the first word with LXX B; (2) following the LXX in
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Javan (Place)
JAVAN* (Place) Location commonly identified with Greece. The name is linguistically associated with Ionia, a region in westernmost Asia Minor that was colonized by Greeks. By extension, Javan came to be applied to Greece itself. In most occurrences in the Greek translation of the Bible, Javan appears
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Javan
Javan (jay´vuhn).1 The fourth son of Japheth (Gen. 10:2; 1 Chron. 1:15). His name, like the names of the fifth son (Tubal) and the sixth son (Meshech), also became the name for the area he settled.2 A region in southwest Asia Minor mentioned in Isa. 66:19 and Ezek. 27:13. In the Isaiah passage, Javan
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Javan; Greece
JAVAN; GREECE According to the table of nations (Gen. 10:2, 4) Javan was the son of Japhet. The earliest reference in the Bible to Javan mentions the protolonian nations, which spread over the eastern parts of the Mediterranean from about the middle of the 2nd millennium bc onwards. In the later period
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Javan
Ja´van (clay).1. A son of Japheth. Gen. 10:2, 4. 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 New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Javan
JA´VAN (jaʹvan; Heb. yāwān; Arab. yunan; “Greece, Greeks”).The fourth named of the sons of Japheth and father of Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim (Gen. 10:2, 4; 1 Chron. 1:5, 7).The name appears in Isa. 66:19 (as Greece in the NIV), where it is coupled with Tarshish, Put, Lud, Meshech, and
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Javan
Javan(1.) The fourth “son” of Japheth (Gen. 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,” Dan. 8:21; 10:20; comp. 11:2; Zech. 9:13). This word was universally used by the nations
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Javan
JavanJavan (jayʹvuhn). 1 The fourth son of Japheth (Gen. 10:2; 1 Chron. 1:15). His name, like the names of the fifth son (Tubal) and the sixth son (Meshech), also became the name for the area he settled, 2 below. 2 A region in Asia Minor (Gk. Ionia; Isa. 66:19; Ezek. 27:13). In the passage in Isaiah,
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Javan
JAVAN [JAY vuhn] — the name of a person and a place in the Old Testament:1. The fourth son of Japheth, son of Noah. Javan was the father of the Ionians, or Greeks (Gen. 10:2).2. A town or trading post in southern Arabia (see Map 1, A–1) from which the Syrians obtained wrought iron, cassia (cinnamon),
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JAVAN
JAVAN<ja’-van> ([יָוָן‎, yawan], meaning unknown):1. In Gen 10:2, 4 = 1 Ch 1:5, 7 Septuagint [ Ἰωυάν, Iouan]); Isa 66:19; Ezek 27:13 Septuagint [ Ἑλλάς, Hellas], Greece); Dan 8:21 m; 10:20; 11:2; Zec 9:13; Joel 3:6 (Hebrew 4:6) Septuagint [οἱ Ελληνες, hoi Hellenes], i.e. “Greeks”),
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