Tarshish: a son of Javan, his desc. and their land, also a port on the Mediterranean, also a Benjamite, also a Pers. nobleOriginal Word: תַּרְשִׁישׁPart of Speech:
proper name; location; masculineTransliteration:
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from the same as tarshishDefinition
a son of Javan, his desc. and their land, also a port on the Mediterranean, also a Benjamite, also a Pers. nobleNASB Translation
II. תַּרְשִׁרשׁ proper name
1. location a distant port, site not certainly known (WklAltor. Forsch. see 445); most Tartessues in Spain Thes (after older authorities) GesIsa i. 719 MeyGeschichte. d. Alt. i, § 281; other views are: Tyrseni (Etruscans) in Italy, WMMHast. DB TARSHISH, Phoenicia RenoufPSBA xvi. 134 ff., Sardinia HalREJ xiii. 14; see also Ency. Bib.TARSHISH; — Tarshish, ᵐ5 usually Θαρς(ε)ις (Isaiah 23:1,14 Καρχήδων = Carthage); — especially in phrase ׳אֳנִיּוֺת ת Tarshish-ships (large, sea-going vessels, fit to ply to Tarshish) Isaiah 2:16 (ᵐ5 πλοῖον θαλάσσης), Isaiah 23:1,14; Isaiah 60:9; Ezekiel 27:25; 1 Kings 22:49, "" 2Chronicles 20:36,37 (where the ships go to ׳ת); ׳אֳנִי ת1k 2 Chron 10:22 (twice in verse) "" 2Chronicles 9:21 (אֳנִיּוֺת), + 2 Chronicles 9:21; (ships go to ׳ת); ׳ת alone Isaiah 23:6; Jonah 1:3 (twice in verse); Jonah 4:2 (all with ה locative), Genesis 10:4 "" 1 Chronicles 1:7 (erroneous ה locative), Isaiah 66:19; Psalm 72:10; Jonah 1:3; ׳בַּתתֿ Isaiah 23:10; trading-port Ezekiel 27:12; Ezekiel 38:13, whence comes silver Jeremiah 10:9.
2. masculine a. in Benjamin 1 Chronicles 7:10.
b. Persian noble Esther 1:14; explained By Scheft53as Old Iranian tršus, 'der Gierige.'
Probably the same as tarshiysh (as the region of the stone, or the reverse); Tarshish, a place on the Mediterranean, hence, the ephithet of a merchant vessel (as if for or from that port); also the name of a Persian and of an Israelite -- Tarshish, Tharshish.
see HEBREW tarshiysh