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Tarshish (port city)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A geographical location that appears several times in the Hebrew Bible. Its precise location is uncertain. Known from biblical texts as both a location and a type of open-sea vessel associated with that location. Tarshish was a major trading location for Phoenician merchant marines. It supplied metals and had a much different culture from that of Israel and Judah. In most references in the Bible, the place name is used to imply somewhere a great distance away.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Tarshish
Tarshish (תַּרְשִׁישׁ‎, tarshish). A geographical location that appears several times in the Hebrew Bible. Its precise location is uncertain. Known from biblical texts as both a location and a type of open-sea vessel associated with that location. Tarshish was a major trading location for Phoenician merchant
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Tarshish (Place)
TARSHISH (PLACE) [Heb taršı̂š (תַּרְשִׁישׁ)]. Var. TARSHISHAH. According to the Table of Nations (Gen 10:4), Tarshish is one of the four sons of Javan, the son of Japheth, and thus a great-grandson of Noah. See TARSHISH (PERSON). The descendants of the siblings of Tarshish are associated with maritime
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tarshish (Place)
Tarshish (Place). Place regarded as distant from Israel. Many countries have been proposed as the site for Tarshish, from Sardinia to Great Britain. The most commonly accepted identification is Spain, where the name Tartessus hints at Tarshish.Tarshish is listed as a son of Javan (Greece) (Gn 10:4)
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 tär̀shish [Heb. taršîš, possibly a t-formation word from a root ršš meaning “melt, refine” or “brightness”; cf. Akk. rašāšu].
Tarshish
1. Tarshish was a descendant of Javan (Gen. 10:4; 1 Ch. 1:7), grouped with Elishah, Kittim, and Dodanim (Rodanim in 1 Ch. 1:7). These have been identified with peoples and places in the Mediterreanean area near Greece, including a portion of North Africa, Crete, Cyprus, and Rhodes. Jonah attempted to
Tarshish
2. Tarshish is also mentioned in connection with Sheba, Seba, and Dedan (Ps. 72:10; Isa. 60:9; Ezk. 38:13). Ships were constructed in Ezion-geber to go to Tarshish (2 Ch. 20:30). It is, of course, possible to understand the term “ships of Tarshish” as describing a kind of ship, e.g., an ore ship or refinery
Tharshish
Tharshish thär̀shish (AV 1 K. 10:22; 22:48; 1 Ch. 7:10). See Tarshish; Tarshish, Ships of.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Tarshish (Place)
TARSHISH (Place) Place regarded as being very distant from Israel. Many countries have been proposed as the site for Tarshish, from Sardinia to Great Britain. The most commonly accepted identification is Spain, where the name Tartessus hints at Tarshish.The Phoenicians, who were great sea voyagers,
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)
Island
island. A number of specific islands are referred to in the Bible.1 Arvad, in northern Phoenicia, an island-city located two miles offshore (Ezek. 27:8, 11).2 Cauda, a small island south of Crete where, according to Acts, Paul took refuge during a storm (27:13–17).3 Chios, an island off the northern
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 (Place)
Tarshish (Heb. taršɩ̂š) (PLACE)A seaport which exported silver, iron, tin, and lead to Tyre (Ezek. 27:12). Tarshish was located far away from Phoenicia and the land of Israel (Isa. 66:19; Jonah 1:3; Ps. 72:10), but its exact location is vague.Some scholars place Tarshish in Africa, somewhere on the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Tarshish (Place)
TARSHISH [tärˊshĭsh] (Heb. taršîš) (PLACE).† A place presumably associated with the Mediterranean Sea to the west of the Palestinian and Phoenician coast. While “Tarshish” probably arose from the name of some actual place, in the Old Testament it is primarily a term for a vague, faraway place
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Tarshish
TARSHISH A place on the shores of the Mediterranean (Isa. 23:6; Jer. 10:9; Ezek. 27:12; Jon. 1:3; 4:2), west of Palestine (cf. Gen. 10:4; 1 Chr. 1:7), but mistakenly located in 2 Chronicles 9:21 on the coast of the Red Sea. Beaten silver (Jer. 10:9), silver, iron tin, and lead (Metals) were brought from
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Tarshish
TARSHISH1. One of the sons of Javan and a descendant of Noah through Japheth (Gen 10:4; 1 Chr 1:7).2. The name is used also for a place, although the precise location is uncertain. According to references in the Old Testament, Tarshish was a coastal nation or settlement, presumably on the Mediterranean