8th December 2016

Tarshish

Tarshish, Tharshish [TÔö£├▒r'shish,ThÔö£├▒r'shish]

hard or contemplation. This name is frequently mentioned in the Old Testament, principally in connection with a place hard to identify. The navy and ships of Tarshish prove it to have been of maritime importance. Josephus, the Jewish historian, wrongly identified it with Tarsus (1 Kings 10:222 Chron. 9:21Jonah 1:34:2).

  • A grandson of Javan, grandson of Noah (Gen. 10:41 Chron. 1:7).
  • A Benjamite, son of Bilhan, the grandson of Benjamin (1 Chron. 7:10).
  • One of the seven highest princes of Persia who were privileged to enter the king's presence when they desired (Esther 1:14).

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