Javan
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Javan

deceiver; one who makes sad

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Javan

(clay).

  1. A son of Japheth. (Genesis 10:2,4) Javan was regarded as the representative of the Greek race. The name was probably introduced into Asia by the Phoenicians, to whom the Ionians were naturally better known than any other of the Hellenic races, on account of their commercial activity and the high prosperity of their towns on the western coast of Asia Minor.
  2. A town in the souther part of Arabia (Yemen), whither the Phoenicians traded. (Ezekiel 27:19)
ATS Bible Dictionary
Javan

The fourth son of Japheth, Genesis 10:2,4. This name is the same as the Greek Ion, whence comes Ionia, and it is understood that Javan was the ancestor of the Greeks. See GREECE.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) 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, " Dan. 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.

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

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JAVAN

ja'-van (yawan, meaning unknown):

(1) In Genesis 10:2, 4 = 1 Chronicles 1:5, 7 Septuagint Iouan); Isaiah 66:19 Ezekiel 27:13 Septuagint Hellas, Greece); Daniel 8:21 m; 10:20; 11:02; Zechariah 9:13 Joel 3:6 (Hebrew 4:6) Septuagint hoi Hellenes, i.e. "Greeks"), "son" of Japheth, and "father" of Elisha, Tars, Kittim, and Rodarim, i.e. Rhodes (incorrectly "Dodanim" in Genesis 10:4). Javan is the Greek Iaon or Ia(v)on, and in Genesis and 1 Chronicles = the Ionian Greeks of Asia Minor, probably here = Cyprus. The reference in Ezekiel 27:13 (from which that in Isaiah 66:19 is copied) is the country personified. In Joel the plural yewanim, is found. In Daniel the name is extended to the Greeks generally. Corroboration of the name is found in Assyrian (Schrader, editor, Keilinschriftliche Bibliothek, II, 43). "The Persian Yauna occurs in the same double reference from the time of Darius; compare Aesch. Persian., 176, 562" (Skinner, Genesis, 198). In Egyptian the word is said to be yevan-(n)a; in the Tell el-Amarna Letters Yivana is mentioned as being in the land of Tyre. See HDB, II, 552b.

(2) Place (Ezekiel 27:19); the name is missing in Septuagint.

David Francis Roberts

Strong's Hebrew
3125. Yevani -- descendant of Javan
... Yevani. 3126 . descendant of Javan. Transliteration: Yevani Phonetic Spelling:
(yev-aw-nee') Short Definition: Greeks. ... of Javan NASB Word Usage Greeks (1). ...
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473. Elishah -- a son of Javan, also his desc. and their land
... 472, 473. Elishah. 474 . a son of Javan, also his desc. ... Word Origin
of foreign origin Definition a son of Javan, also his desc. ...
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1721. Dodanim -- a son of Javan, also his desc.
... 1720, 1721. Dodanim. 1722 . a son of Javan, also his desc. ... Word Origin of uncertain
derivation, see also Rodanim Definition a son of Javan, also his desc. ...
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8659. Tarshish -- a son of Javan, his desc. and their land, also a ...
... 8658, 8659. Tarshish. 8660 . a son of Javan, his desc. ... Word Origin from
the same as tarshish Definition a son of Javan, his desc. ...
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3794. Kitti -- a son of Javan, also his desc. and their land
... 3793, 3794. Kitti or Kittiyyi. 3795 . a son of Javan, also his desc. ... Word Origin
from an unused name Definition a son of Javan, also his desc. ...
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3120. Yavan -- a son of Japheth, also his desc. and their land
... and their land. Transliteration: Yavan Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-vawn') Short Definition:
Javan. ... and their land NASB Word Usage Greece (4), Javan (7). Javan. ...
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Library

Chapter x
... 2. The sons of Japheth: Gomer and Magog and Madai and Javan and Tubal and Meshech
and Tiras. ... Three descendants of Gomer are listed and four of Javan. ...
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How Every Nation was Denominated from their First Inhabitants.
... Now as to Javan and Madai, the sons of Japhet; from Madai came the Madeans, who
are called Medes, by the Greeks; but from Javan, Ionia, and all the Grecians ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 6 how every nation.htm

Ezekiel's Discourse
... wares. Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy traffickers: they traded
the persons of men and vessels of brass for thy merchandise. ...
/.../various/select masterpieces of biblical literature/vii ezekiels discourse.htm

Appendix 1 Massecheth Middoth
... on the south-east the chamber of the shew-bread; on the north-east, there the Asmoneans
deposited the stones of the altar which the King of Javan had defiled ...
/.../edersheim/sketches of jewish social life/appendix 1 massecheth middoth.htm

Demonstration v. --Of Wars.
... [774] It is the kingdom of the children of Javan, who are children of Japhet. For
the children of Javan came in against the kingdom of their brethren. ...
/.../aphrahat/aphrahat select demonstrations/demonstration v of wars.htm

Jewish Chronology Continued.
... Egyptians, and Greeks, for we must bear in mind that the father of these Gentiles
was born from this Japheth, [1072] and received the name Javan, and became ...
/.../the refutation of all heresies/chapter xxvii jewish chronology continued.htm

The Promise.
... Some few, the children of Javan, found a home in the fair isles of the Mediterranean,
but the greater part were wild horsemen in Northern Asia and Europe. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/yonge/the chosen people/lesson i the promise.htm

Hope for the Heathen
... to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off." Isaiah 66:19. "How beautiful upon
the mountains. Are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings,. ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 31 hope for the.htm

[Endnotes]
... Jobab. ". JAPHETH. Gomer, Magog. Madai. Javan, Tubal. Meshech. Tiras. Ashkenaz,
Elishah, Riphath, Tarshish, Togarmah. Kittim, Dodanim. ...
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The Greek Versions as Aids to Biblical Study.
... 'vy vrchvvt, Wellh.), 1 Regn. iv.21. Javan, he Hellas, Isaiah 66:19 (cf. Joel
3:6). Jehovah-nissi, Kurios kataphuge mou, Exodus 17:15. ...
/.../chapter iv the greek versions.htm

Thesaurus
Javan (12 Occurrences)
... (1.) The fourth "son" of Japheth (Genesis 10:2), whose descendants settled in Greece,
ie, Ionia, which bears the name of Javan in Hebrew. ...JAVAN. ...
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Meshech (11 Occurrences)
... of the word in Scripture. It is seldom named without some one of the
others-Tubal, Javan, Gog and Magog. It is this which forms ...
/m/meshech.htm - 13k

Tubal (9 Occurrences)
... It is mentioned by Isaiah (66:19), along with Javan, and by Ezekiel (27:13), along
with Meshech, among the traders with Tyre, also among the confederates of ...
/t/tubal.htm - 12k

Elishah (3 Occurrences)
... The oldest of the four sons of Javan (Genesis 10:4), whose descendants peopled Greece. ...
Genesis 10:4 The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. ...
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Dodanim (2 Occurrences)
... Leaders, a race descended from Javan (Genesis 10:4). They are known in profane
history as the Dardani, originally inhabiting Illyricum. ...
/d/dodanim.htm - 8k

Japheth (12 Occurrences)
... in his account of the sons of Japheth classed together the Cymry or Celts (Gomer),
the Medes (Madai), and the Ionians or Greeks (Javan), thereby anticipating ...
/j/japheth.htm - 15k

Tarshish (24 Occurrences)
... (1.) One of the "sons" of Javan (Genesis 10:4; 1 Chronicles 1:7). ... Genesis
10:4 The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. ...
/t/tarshish.htm - 17k

Mesech (1 Occurrence)
... of the word in Scripture. It is seldom named without some one of the
others-Tubal, Javan, Gog and Magog. It is this which forms ...
/m/mesech.htm - 9k

Kittim (8 Occurrences)
... 1. Two Usages of the Name: In Genesis 10:4 the word is applied to the descendants
of Javan, and indicates, therefore, the Greek-Latin races, whose territory ...
/k/kittim.htm - 15k

Vedan (1 Occurrence)
... ve'-dan (wedhan): A place-name occurring only in Ezekiel 27:19, "Vedan and Javan
traded with yarn for thy wares." the King James Version, taking the syllable ...
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Concordance
Javan (12 Occurrences)

Genesis 10:2
The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 10:4
The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 1:5
The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 1:7
The sons of Javan: Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Rodanim.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 66:19
"I will set a sign among them, and I will send such as escape of them to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, who draw the bow, to Tubal and Javan, to the islands afar off, who have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the nations.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 27:13
Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were your traffickers; they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass for your merchandise.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 27:19
Vedan and Javan traded with yarn for your wares: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were among your merchandise.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Daniel 8:21
And the young he-goat, the hairy one, 'is' the king of Javan; and the great horn that 'is' between its eyes is the first king;
(YLT)

Daniel 10:20
And he saith, Hast thou known why I have come unto thee? and now I turn back to fight with the head of Persia; yea, I am going forth, and lo, the head of Javan hath come;
(YLT)

Daniel 11:2
and, now, truth I declare to thee, Lo, yet three kings are standing for Persia, and the fourth doth become far richer than all, and according to his strength by his riches he stirreth up the whole, with the kingdom of Javan.
(YLT)

Joel 3:6
And sons of Judah, and sons of Jerusalem, Ye have sold to the sons of Javan, To put them far off from their border.
(YLT)

Zechariah 9:13
For I have bent Judah for me, I have filled the bow with Ephraim; and I will stir up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and will make thee as the sword of a mighty man.
(See JPS YLT)

Subtopics

Javan

Javan: A City in Arabia in Which the Phoenicians Traded

Javan: Son of Japheth

Related Terms

Meshech (11 Occurrences)

Tubal (9 Occurrences)

Elishah (3 Occurrences)

Dodanim (2 Occurrences)

Japheth (12 Occurrences)

Tarshish (24 Occurrences)

Mesech (1 Occurrence)

Kittim (8 Occurrences)

Vedan (1 Occurrence)

Uzal (3 Occurrences)

Gomer (7 Occurrences)

Tiras (2 Occurrences)

Traded (16 Occurrences)

Rodanim (2 Occurrences)

Eli'shah (3 Occurrences)

Exchanged (22 Occurrences)

Madai (2 Occurrences)

Magog (5 Occurrences)

Bartered (5 Occurrences)

Cassia (3 Occurrences)

Wares (23 Occurrences)

Lud (10 Occurrences)

Javelin (16 Occurrences)

Jattir (4 Occurrences)

Market (24 Occurrences)

Merchandise (34 Occurrences)

Greeks (22 Occurrences)

Nations (683 Occurrences)

Zechariah (55 Occurrences)

Table (125 Occurrences)

Paid (86 Occurrences)

Boats (11 Occurrences)

Ships (46 Occurrences)

Ludim (3 Occurrences)

Libyans (6 Occurrences)

Lydians (2 Occurrences)

Grecians (4 Occurrences)

Islands (32 Occurrences)

Fairs (6 Occurrences)

Famous (20 Occurrences)

Traders (31 Occurrences)

Tarshishah (1 Occurrence)

Traffic (12 Occurrences)

Traffickers (9 Occurrences)

Togarmah (4 Occurrences)

Ro'danim (1 Occurrence)

Remnants (8 Occurrences)

Rosh (5 Occurrences)

Escaping (13 Occurrences)

Dispersion (4 Occurrences)

Do'danim (1 Occurrence)

Massive (4 Occurrences)

Markets (11 Occurrences)

Pul (3 Occurrences)

Chittim (5 Occurrences)

Coastlands (29 Occurrences)

Calamus (5 Occurrences)

Cane (11 Occurrences)

Archers (15 Occurrences)

Stirreth (16 Occurrences)

Survive (20 Occurrences)

Sea-lands (24 Occurrences)

Hero (7 Occurrences)

Isles (32 Occurrences)

Hairy (7 Occurrences)

Merchants (34 Occurrences)

Anaharath (1 Occurrence)

Genealogy (29 Occurrences)

Graecia

Greece (15 Occurrences)

Occupied (32 Occurrences)

Survivors (49 Occurrences)

Fame (38 Occurrences)

Yarn (37 Occurrences)

Distant (56 Occurrences)

Trodden (42 Occurrences)

Iron (104 Occurrences)

Fro (54 Occurrences)

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