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Tarshish (descendant of Benjamin)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Tarshish, Descendant of Benjamin
Tarshish, Descendant of Benjamin (תַּרְשִׁישׁ‎, tarshish). One of the seven sons of Bilhan. A descendant of Benjamin through Jediael (1 Chr 7:10).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Tarshish (Person)
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)
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.
Tharshish
Tharshish. 1. kjv alternate spelling of Tarshish, a port city, in 1 Kings 10:22 and 22:48.See Tarshish (Place).2. kjv spelling of Tarshish, Bilham’s son, in 1 Chronicles 7:10.See Tarshish (Person) #2.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tarshish
Tarshish tärʹshish [Heb. taršîš]. The Hebrew term may refer to varied precious stones (IP, p. 233).
Tarshish
Tarshish tär̀shish [Heb. taršîš, possibly a t-formation word from a root ršš meaning “melt, refine” or “brightness”; cf. Akk. rašāšu].
Tharshish
Tharshish thär̀shish (AV 1 K. 10:22; 22:48; 1 Ch. 7:10). See Tarshish; Tarshish, Ships of.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Tarshish (Person)
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
Tharshish
THARSHISH*1. kjv alternate spelling of Tarshish, a port city, in 1 Kings 10:22 and 22:48. See Tarshish (Place).2. kjv spelling of Tarshish, Bilhan’s son, in 1 Chronicles 7:10. See Tarshish (Person) #2.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Tarshish
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
Tarshish
TARSHISH. The term has a fourfold usage in Scripture.1. A “son” or descendant(s) of Javan, grandson of Japheth, and great-grandson of Noah (Gen 10:4; 1 Chr 1:7), probably also referring to the land (see 4).2. A son of Bilhan, and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chr 7:10).3. one of the seven notable princes
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Tarshish
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
Tarshish (Person)
Tarshish (Heb. taršɩ̂š) (PERSON)1. One of the descendants of Javan (Greece) named in the Table of Nations (Gen. 10:4 = 1 Chr. 1:7).2. A Benjaminite, the son of Bilhan (1 Chr. 7:10).3. One of the officials of Persia and Media, who had access to the king (Esth. 1:14). As yet the name has not been
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Tharshish
Thar´shish1. In this more accurate form the translators of the Authorized Version have given in two passages—1 Kings 10:22; 22:48—the name elsewhere presented as Tarshish.2. A Benjamite, one of the family of Bilhan and the house of Jediael. 1 Chron. 7:10 only.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Tarshish
TAR´SHISH (tarʹshish).1. This is a Phoenician word from the Akkad. meaning smelting plant or refinery. The term tarshish is employed in the OT in connection with ships, merchants, and trade (1 Kings 10:22; 22:48; “trading ships,” NIV). The “navy,” or “fleet of Tarshish” (Heb. ˒ŏnı̂ tarshı̂sh) that
See also
Relatives
Bilhan Father
Benjamin Brother
Ehud Brother
Jeush Brother
Chenaanah Brother
Ahishahar Brother
Zethan Brother
Ahijah Nephew
Jediael Grandfather
Gera Nephew
Naaman Nephew