3120. Yavan
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Yavan: a son of Japheth, also his desc. and their land
Original Word: יָוָן
Part of Speech: proper name, of a location; proper name, of a people
Transliteration: Yavan
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-vawn')
Short Definition: Javan

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from the same as yonah
a son of Japheth, also his desc. and their land
NASB Translation
Greece (4), Javan (7).

ארנבן proper name, of a location whence wine, so Co Ezekiel 27:19 for ᵑ0 וְדָן וְיָוָן; compare Assyrian wine of Aranabanim.

יָוָן proper name, of a people Ionia ns), Greece (Greek Ἰάονες (i.e. originally Ἰάονες), see also ᵐ5 below; Old Persian Yauna SpiegAPK 237; Assyrian Iamanu (Iavanu) DlPa 248 ff. COTGloss; Egyptian Y:e-v:a-n-(n)a, see WMM369f. compare also 24 ff.; see especially on this word StaDe Populo Javan 1880) — Ionians, as traders Ezekiel 27:13, ᵐ5 Ἑλλάς (named with תּוּבַל, מֶשֶׁךְ; in Ezekiel 27:12 תַּרְשִׁישׁ in Ezekiel 27:14 תּוֺגַרְמָה); compare יְוָנִי (adjective, of a people) below; as distant, Isaiah 66:19, ᵐ5 Ἑλλάς (with תַּרְשִׁישׁ, מּוּל, לוּד, תּוּבַל and הָאִיִּים הָֽרְחֹקִים; list to be emended from ᵐ5 Staib. 5 ff.); called 'son' of Japhet Genesis 10:2 (P) = 1 Chronicles 1:5, and 'father' of אֱלִישָׁא, תַּרְשִׁישׁ, כִּתִּים and רֹדָנִים (so read for דֹדָנִים) Genesis 10:4 (P) = 1 Chronicles 1:7 (in these ᵐ5 Ιωυναν, see LagBN 84 Anm. **); addressed (personified) בָּנַיִךְ יָוָן Zechariah 9:13 (opposed to בניך צִיּוֺן) ᵐ5 Ἕλληνες, and so in following; מֶלֶךְ יָוָן Daniel 8:21 (see מַלְכֵי מָדַי וּפָרָ֑ס Daniel 8:20) = king of Greece i.e. kingdom over which Alexander ruled, whose dominion was afterward divided (see Daniel 8:22ff.); שַׂריָֿוָן Daniel 10:20 of the guardian-angel of Greece (see שַׂר מָּרָס va); מַלְכוּת יָוָן Daniel 11:2 (v:b מָּרַֹס). — Ezekiel 27:19 וְיָוָן is textual error, see וְדָן above.


Probably from the same as yayin; effervescing (i.e. Hot and active); Javan, the name of a son of Joktan, and of the race (Ionians, i.e. Greeks) descended from him, with their territory; also of a place in Arabia -- Javan.

see HEBREW yayin

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