MESHECH; MESECHme'-shek, me'-sek (meshekh, "long," "tall"; Mosoch): Son of Japheth (Genesis 10:2 1 Chronicles 1:5; 1 Chronicles 1:17 is a scribal error for "Mash"; compare Genesis 10:22, 23). His descendants and their dwelling-place (probably somewhere in the neighborhood of armenia (Herodotus iii.94)) seem to be regarded in Scripture as synonyms for the bar... View Details
a son of Japheth, also his desc., also the wife of Hosea
perhaps |land of Gog,| a son of Japheth, also his desc. and their land
a son of Japheth, also his desc. and their land
a son of Japheth and his desc.
Japheth [N] [S]
wide spreading: "God shall enlarge Japheth" (Heb. Yaphat Elohim le-Yephet, Genesis 9:27 . Some, however, derive the name from yaphah , "to be beautiful;" hence white), one of the sons of Noah, mentioned last in order ( Genesis 5:32 ; 6:10 ; 7:13 ), perhaps first by birth ( 10:21 ; comp 9:24 ). He and his wife were t... View Details
Javan [N] [H] [S]
The fourth "son" of Japheth ( Genesis 10:2 ), whose descendants settled in Greece, i.e., Ionia, which bears the name of Javan in Hebrew. Alexander the Great is called the "king of Javan" (rendered "Grecia," Daniel 8:21 ; 10:20 ; comp 11:2 ; Zechariah 9:13 ). This word was universally used by the nations of... View Details
Madai [N] [H] [S]
middle land, the third "son" of Japheth ( Genesis 10:2 ), the name by which the Medes are known on the Assyrian monuments.
These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.