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Javan (son of Japheth)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Javan, Son of Japheth
Javan, Son of Japheth (יָוָן‎, yawan). One of the seven sons of Japheth; a grandson of Noah (Gen 10:2, 4; 1 Chr 1:5, 7).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Javan (Person)
JAVAN (PERSON) [Heb yāwān (יָוָן)]. One of 7 sons of Japheth and a grandson of Noah according to the Table of Nations (Gen 10:2) and the parallel genealogy in 1 Chr 1:5. The former text presents him as the ancestor of maritime peoples (“islands of the nations,” Gen 10:5). This refers to the area of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Javan (Person)
Javan (Person). Japheth’s son whose descendants migrated to the north and west of Canaan (Gn 10:2–4; 1 Chr 1:5, 7).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Javan
Javan jāʹven [Heb. yāwān; Gk. Iōvan, Iaōn, Hellas, hoi Hellēnes]. A son of Japheth son of Noah (Gen. 10:2; 1 Ch. 1:5), and father of Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Rodanim (Rhodes or Dodanim, Gen. 10:4; 1 Ch. 1:7). The name is listed among the Ionian islands, probably referring to Javan’s “descendants”
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Javan (Person)
JAVAN (Person) Japheth’s son whose seafaring descendants migrated to the north and west of Canaan (Gn 10:2–4; 1 Chr 1:5–7).
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 Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Javan
JAVAN. (Heb. yawan). This name refers to one of Japheth’s descendants (Gen 10:2; 1 Chr 1:5) from whom “the coastland peoples spread” (Gen 10:5), RSV) NW from Upper Mesopotamia and Syria (see Nations). Heb. yāwān appears as yamānu in the cuneiform inscriptions of Sargon II of Assyria and of Darius
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Javan
JAVAN. One of the sons of Japheth (Gn. 10:2; 1 Ch. 1:5) and father of a group of peoples, *Elishah, *Tarshish, *Kittim and *Dodanim (Gn. 10:4; 1 Ch. 1:7), whose associations are with the regions to the N and W of the Middle East. It is generally accepted that this name (Heb. yāwān) is to be identified
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Javan
Javan (Heb. yāwān; Gk. Iōván)The fourth son of Noah’s son Japheth and the father of Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Rodanim according to the Table of Nations (Gen. 10:2–4) and its parallel genealogy (1 Chr. 1:5–7). The land of Javan is to be identified originally with Ionia, an area of Greek settlement
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Javan
Javan [jāˊvən] (Heb. yāwān; Gk. Iōvan, Iaōn, Hellas, hoi Hellēnes). The fourth son of Japheth and grandson (or a descendant) of Noah; father of Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim (Gen. 10:2, 4; 1 Chr. 1:5, 7).As in Greek, Assyrian, and Egyptian sources, the name refers in the Old Testament
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Javan
JAVAN One of the seven sons of Japheth and a grandson of Noah (Gen 10:2; 1 Chr 1:5). He is the father of Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Rodanim. The name “Javan” was used for the Ionian cities that developed along the coast of Asia Minor, a region that included Smyrna and Ephesus (Isa 66:19; Ezek 27:13).
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
See also
Relatives
Japheth Father
Gomer Brother
Meshech Brother
Tubal Brother
Tiras Brother
Media Brother
Tarshish Son
Elishah Son
Noah Grandfather
Shem Uncle
Ham Uncle
Arpachshad Cousin
Wife of Noah Grandmother
Canaan Cousin
Cush Cousin
Aram Cousin
Elam Cousin
Asshur Cousin
Lud Cousin
Put Cousin
Togarmah Nephew
Ashkenaz Nephew
Riphath Nephew
Meshech Cousin