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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Javan

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  • 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 the East as the generic name of the Greek race.

  • A town or district of Arabia Felix, from which the Syrians obtained iron, cassia, and calamus (Ezekiel 27:19 ).

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    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Javan'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/j/javan.html. 1897.

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