1 Chronicles 1:7
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New International Version
The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites and the Rodanites.

King James Bible
And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

Darby Bible Translation
And the sons of Javan: Elishah and Tarshish, Kittim and Rodanim.

World English Bible
The sons of Javan: Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Rodanim.

Young's Literal Translation
And sons of Javan: Elisha, and Tarshishah, Kittim, and Dodanim.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The sons of Javan - "But the sons of Macedon, Alsu, and Tarsus, Ilation, and Dardania, or, according to others, Elisha, Alam, Titsas, Achzavia, and Dardania, Ridom, and Chamen, and Antioch." So says this Targum, which I shall henceforth designate by the letter T.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

Isaiah 66:19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud...

Kittim. These, and other words ending in {im}, forming the Hebrew plural, are not the names of individuals, but of nations.

Numbers 24:24 And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever.

Isaiah 23:1,12 The burden of Tyre. Howl, you ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in...

Jeremiah 2:10 For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send to Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing.

Ezekiel 27:6 Of the oaks of Bashan have they made your oars; the company of the Ashurites have made your benches of ivory...

Daniel 11:30 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return...

Dodanim. or, Rodanim, according to some copies.

The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 10:4
The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites and the Rodanites.

1 Chronicles 1:6
The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah.

1 Chronicles 1:8
The sons of Ham: Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan.

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