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Tarshish (descendant of Benjamin)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
TARSHISH (PERSON) [Heb taršı̂š (תַּרְשִׁישׁ)]. Var. TARSHISHAH. As an Israelite name, “Tarshish” belongs to a class of names drawn from words for precious stones (IPN, 223). Three persons in the OT bear this name.1. One of the four “sons” of Javan, the “son” of Japheth, and thus a great-grandson of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tarshish (Person). 1. One of Javan’s four sons and a descendant of Noah through Japheth’s line (1 Chr 1:7).2. Sixth of Bilham’s seven sons. He was a capable leader in Benjamin’s tribe and numbered among those able to go to war (1 Chr 7:10, kjv Tharshish).3. One of the seven princes of Persia and Media.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tarshish tärʹshish [Heb. taršîš]. The Hebrew term may refer to varied precious stones (IP, p. 233).
Tarshish tär̀shish [Heb. taršîš, possibly a t-formation word from a root ršš meaning “melt, refine” or “brightness”; cf. Akk. rašāšu].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
TARSHISH (Person)1. One of Javan’s four sons and a descendant of Noah through Japheth’s line (1 Chr 1:7).2. Sixth of Bilhan’s seven sons. He was a capable leader in Benjamin’s tribe and numbered among those able to go to war (1 Chr 7:10).3. One of the seven princes of Persia and Media. These men had
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Tarshish (tahr´shish).1 A Benjaminite son of Bilhan (1 Chron. 7:10).2 One of seven princes of the Medes and the Persians (Esther 1:14).3 An unknown location famous for its association with sea traffic (1 Kings 10:22; 2 Chron. 9:21; Isa. 23:1, 14; 60:9; Ezek. 27:25). Isaiah refers to the numerous and
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
TARSHISH. 1. A grandson of Benjamin, son of Bilhan (1 Ch. 7:10). 2. One of the seven notable princes of Ahasuerus, ruler of Persia (Est. 1:14).3. The son of Javan, grandson of Noah (Gn. 10:4; 1 Ch. 1:7). The name Tarshish (taršîš), which occurs 4 times in av as Tharshish (1 Ki. 10:22 (twice); 22:48;
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary