Meshech (descendant of Japheth)
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A grandson of Noah (Gen 10:2; 1 Chr 1:5). Meshech, from the Hebrew root word meaning “to pull away,” shares his name with at least one other person—Meshech, son of Aram—as well as with a region.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
MESHECH (PERSON) [Heb mešek (מֶשֶׁך)]. Meshech is one of the seven sons of Japheth, Noah’s son, according to the Table of Nations in Gen 10:2 and the parallel genealogy in 1 Chr 1:5. The latter genealogy also lists another person with the same name as a son of Shem (1:17). In the Table of Nations (Gen
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Meshech. 1. Son of Japheth and Noah’s grandson (Gn 10:2). His descendants are usually mentioned in connection with Tubal, Gog, or Magog (Ps 120:5, kjv Mesech; Ez 27:13; 32:26; 38:2, 3; 39:1). They are called Muski in Assyrian records and inhabited the mountains north of Assyria during the reigns of Tiglath-pileser
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. One of the sons (or descendants) of Japheth, named along with Gomer, Javan, Tubal, etc. (Gen. 10:2; 1 Ch. 1:5; see Table of Nations). He founded a small but formidable kingdom in Asia Minor. Its people, who appear in classical Greek authors as the Moschoi and in Assyrian annals as the Muški, belonged
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
MESHECH1. Son of Japheth and Noah’s grandson (Gn 10:2). His descendants are usually mentioned in connection with Tubal, Gog, or Magog (Ps 120:5; Ez 27:13; 32:26; 38:2–3; 39:1). They are called Muski in Assyrian records and inhabited the mountains north of Assyria during the reigns of Tiglath-pileser
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Meshech (mee´shek).1 The sixth son of Japheth (Gen. 10:2). His name, like the names of the fourth son (Javan) and fifth son (Tubal), is also the name for an area.2 A region in Asia Minor. Meshech appears in Assyrian texts as Muski or Musku from 1200 bce onward. Its people were noted metallurgists and
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MESHECH1. A son of Shem (1 Chr 1:17), probably a scribal error for Mash (q.v.; Gen 10:23).2. Sixth son of Japheth (Gen 10:2; 1 Chr 1:5), and ancestor of a people mentioned by Ezekiel and in Ps 120:5. The Mushki of the Assyrian inscriptions, first mentioned by Tiglath-pileser. (c. 1100 b.c.) and then
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
MESHECH (MT mešeḵ; lxx Mosoch). One of the sons of Japheth (Gn. 10:2 = 1 Ch. 1:5) here and elsewhere associated with Tubal. 1 Ch. 1:17 names him as a descendant of Shem by Aram, while the parallel passage (Gn. 10:23) gives the name as Mash. One of these is, presumably, an error, and lxx Mosoch in Gn.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Catholic Bible Dictionary
MESHECH One of the seven sons of Japheth, son of Noah (Gen 10:2; 1 Chr 1:5; 1 Chr 1:17 also lists a Meshech who is the son of Shem). Meshech is mentioned variously in the Old Testament as a non-Semitic people connected with Tubal and Javan (Ezek 27:13; 32:26) and under the rule of Gog of the land of
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Me´sech, Me´shech (drawing out), a son of Japhet, Gen. 10:2; 1 Chron. 1:5, and the progenitor of a race frequently noticed in Scripture in connection with Tubal, Magog, and other northern nations. They appear as allies of Gog, Ezek. 38:2, 3; 39:1, and as supplying the Tyrians with copper and slaves.
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