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Tiras
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Tiras, Son of Japheth
Tiras, Son of Japheth (תִּירָס‎, tiras). A descendant of Japheth (Gen 10:2; 1 Chr 1:5).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Tiras (Person)
TIRAS (PERSON) [Heb tı̂rās (תִּירָס)]. Tiras, according to the Table of Nations in Gen 10:2 and the parallel genealogy in 1 Chr 1:5, is one of the seven sons of Japheth, who himself was a son of Noah. No other mention is made of the name or of any of his descendants in the Bible.Due to the lack of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tiras
Tiras. Japheth’s seventh son listed in the table of nations (Gn 10:2; 1 Chr 1:5). His descendants have been alternately linked to the Thracians, the Agathyrsi, the tribes of the Taurus mountain region, and the maritime Tyrrheni, but all of these identifications are purely speculative.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tiras
Tiras tīʹrəs, tēʹrəs [Heb. tîrās; LXX Thiras; Luc. Theiras]. A son (or descendant, or nation) of Japheth listed in the Table of Nations (Gen. 10:2; 1 Ch. 1:5). Tiras probably should be equated with the Etruscans, who eventually settled in Italy after leaving Asia Minor (Lydia) (according to Herodotus
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Tiras
TIRAS Japheth’s seventh son listed in the “table of nations” (Gn 10:2; 1 Chr 1:5). His descendants have been alternately linked to the Thracians, the Agathyrsi, the tribes of the Taurus mountain region, and the maritime Tyrrheni, but all of these identifications are purely speculative.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Tiras
Tiras (ti´ruhs), a son of Japheth who was the ancestor of a family group (Gen. 10:2; 1 Chron. 1:5). His name may be akin to Egyptian (Turusa) and Greek (Tyrsenoi) terms for a group of Aegean sea raiders sometimes called the Sea Peoples. See also Sea Peoples.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Tiras
TIRAS. One of the descendants of Japheth, the son of Noah (Gen 10:2; 1 Chr 1:5). The eponym appears to refer to an Aegean sea-people on the W coast of Asia Minor, and is plausibly identified with the Tursha (Tw-rw-sh), who are mentioned in Egyptian inscriptions of the 13th cen. b.c. Rameses III lists
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Tiras
TIRAS (Heb. tîrās). A son of Japheth, and brother of Gomer, Madai, Javan and Muški (Gn. 10:2; 1 Ch. 1:5), all probably N peoples (*Nations, Table of). The name is commonly identified with the Tursha (Trš.w) mentioned among the N invaders in the 13th century bc by Merenptah (*Egypt). These are in
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Tiras
Tiras (Heb. tɩ̂rās)According to the Table of Nations, a son of Japheth (Gen. 10:2; 1 Chr. 1:5). His descendants are assumed to have been a component of the Sea Peoples (called Turusa in Egyptian inscriptions and the Tyrsenoi by the Greeks) of the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Tiras
Tiras [tīˊrəs] (Heb. tîtās). According to the Table of Nations, a son of Japheth (Gen. 10:2; 1 Chr. 1:5). His descendants are assumed to have been a component of the Sea Peoples (called Turusa in Egyptian inscriptions and the Tyrsenoi by the Greeks) who were sea pirates in the Aegean and eastern
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Tiras
TIRAS The youngest son of Japheth and the brother of Gomer, Magog, Javan, Tubal, and Meshech (Gen 10:2; 1 Chr 1:5).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Tirras
Tir´ras (desire), the youngest son of Japheth, Gen. 10:2, usually identified with the Thracians, as presenting the closest verbal approximation to the name.
See also
Relatives
Japheth Father
Javan Brother
Gomer Brother
Meshech Brother
Tubal Brother
Media Brother
Noah Grandfather
Shem Uncle
Ham Uncle
Arpachshad Cousin
Wife of Noah Grandmother
Canaan Cousin
Cush Cousin
Aram Cousin
Elam Cousin
Asshur Cousin
Tarshish Nephew
Lud Cousin
Put Cousin
Elishah Nephew
Togarmah Nephew
Ashkenaz Nephew
Riphath Nephew
Meshech Cousin