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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
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
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
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Chit´tim, Kit´tim (bruisers), a family or race descended from Javan. Gen. 10:4; 1 Chron. 1:7. Authorized Version Kittim. Chittim is frequently noticed in Scripture. Num. 24:24; Isa. 23:1, 12; Jer. 2:10; Ezek. 27:6; Dan. 11:30. In the above passages, the “isles of Chittim,” the “ships of Chittim,” the