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).