Madai (Person)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Madai, Son of Japheth (מָדַי‎, maday). One of the sons of Japheth (Gen 10:2; 1 Chr 1:5). The eponymous ancestor of the Medes.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Madai (Person)
MADAI (PERSON) [Heb māday (מָדַי)]. The Table of Nations (Gen 10:2) and the parallel genealogy in 1 Chr 1:5 identify Madai as one of the seven sons of Japheth, who himself is a son of Noah. Descendants of Japheth are non-Semitic, Indo-European peoples situated mainly to the north of Israel. People called
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Madai mā̀dī [Heb. māḏay] (Gen. 10:2; 1 Ch. 1:5). One of the sons of Japheth, whose descendants lived in Media. See Medes; Table of Nations.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MADAI. Third son of Japheth (Gen 10:2; 1 Chr 1:5). The descendants of Madai were the Medes, an Aryan people, first mentioned by Shalmaneser III c. 886 b.c. Adad-Nirari III (c. 800 b.c.), Tiglath-pileser III (743 b.c.) and Sargon II (716 b.c.) conquered their land. Allied with the Babylonians, led by
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Madai (Heb. māḏay)A son of Japheth (Gen. 10:2; 1 Chr. 1:5); eponymous ancestor of the Medes (cf. 2 Kgs. 17:6; Isa. 21:2).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Madai [māˊdī] (Heb. māḏay “Media”). A son of Japheth (Gen. 10:2; 1 Chr. 1:5), eponym of Media (cf. 2 Kgs. 17:6; Isa. 21:2).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Mad´a-i (middle land), Gen. 10:2, is usually called the third son of Japhet, and the progenitor of the Medes; but probably all that is intended is that the Medes, as well as the Gomerites, Greeks, Tabareni, Moschi, etc., descended from Japhet.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
MADA´I (madʹī; a “Mede”). The third son of Japheth (Gen. 10:2; 1 Chron. 1:5), from whom the Medes descended. We hear of Madai upon the Assyrian monuments, about 840 b.c., where they are called Amadâ and found by the Assyrian army in Media Atropatênê.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Madaimiddle land, the third “son” of Japheth (Gen. 10:2), the name by which the Medes are known on the Assyrian monuments.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
MADAI [MAY dye] — the third son of Japheth and a grandson of Noah (Gen. 10:2). He was probably the ancestor of the Medes.
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