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Javan (son of Japheth)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
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 (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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
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
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
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