1) The fourth "son" of Japheth (Gen. 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; Zech. 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).

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Javan — Javan, 1) ein Sohn Japhets, dessen Nachkommen[764] (Javaniter) nach Griechenland zogen, daher 2) J. so v.w. Griechenland; 3) Stadt im Glücklichen Arabien …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • JAVAN — fil. Iaphet. Gen. c. 10. v. 1. Is. c. 66. v. 19. Ezech. c. 27. v. 13. et 19. Ionum Parriarcha. Huius filii 4. Elisam Aeolum caput. Tharsis Cilicum auctor, Chettim Cypriorum, et Rhodanim Rhodiensium progenitor. torniel. A. M. 1931. n. 22. Sed vide …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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  • Javan — Yavane Yavane (en hébreu יָוָן) est un des patriarches cité dans le livre de la Genèse (Gn. 10:2). Il est le quatrième des sept enfants cités de Japhet. Le poète Homère, appelle les premiers grecs Iaoneés, et à partir de Sargon II, le nom Iavanu… …   Wikipédia en Français

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