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Lexicon :: Strong's H8659 - taršîš

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תַּרְשִׁישׁ
Transliteration
taršîš
Pronunciation
tar-sheesh'
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Part of Speech
proper locative noun, proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably the same as תַּרְשִׁישׁ (H8658) (as the region of the stone, or the reverse)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2547

Strong’s Definitions

תַּרְשִׁישׁ Tarshîysh, tar-sheesh'; probably the same as H8658 (as the region of the stone, or the reverse); Tarshish, a place on the Mediterranean, hence, the ephithet of a merchant vessel (as if for or from that port); also the name of a Persian and of an Israelite:—Tarshish, Tharshish.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x

The KJV translates Strong's H8659 in the following manner: Tarshish (24x), Tharshish (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x
The KJV translates Strong's H8659 in the following manner: Tarshish (24x), Tharshish (4x).
  1. Tarshish or Tharshish = "yellow jasper"

    proper masculine noun
    1. son of Javan

    2. a Benjamite, son of Bilhan

    3. one of the wise men close to king Ahasuerus of Persia

      proper locative noun
    4. a city of the Phoenicians in a distant part of the Mediterranean Sea to which the prophet Jonah was trying to flee

      1. site unknown but perhaps in Cyprus or Spain

    5. a city somewhere near and accessible to the Red Sea to which ships constructed at Ezion-geber on the Elanitic Gulf on the Red Sea were to sail

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
תַּרְשִׁישׁ Tarshîysh, tar-sheesh'; probably the same as H8658 (as the region of the stone, or the reverse); Tarshish, a place on the Mediterranean, hence, the ephithet of a merchant vessel (as if for or from that port); also the name of a Persian and of an Israelite:—Tarshish, Tharshish.
STRONGS H8659:
† II. תַּרְשִׁרשׁ proper name
1. location, a distant port, site not certainly known (WklAltor. Forsch. see 445); most Tartessus in Spain Thes (after older authorities) GesIs i. 719 MeyGeschichte. d. Alt. i, § 281; other views are: Tyrseni (Etruscans) in Italy, WMMHast. DB TARSHISH, Phoenicia RenoufPSBA xvi. 134 ff., Sardinia HalREJ xiii. 14; see also Ency. Bib.TARSHISH; — Tarshish, Greek Version of the LXX usually Θαρς(ε)ις (Isaiah 23:1, 14 Καρχήδων = Carthage); — especially in phrase אֳנִיּוֺת ת׳ Tarshish-ships (large, sea-going vessels, fit to ply to Tarshish) Isaiah 2:16 (Greek Version of the LXX πλοῖον θαλάσσης), Isaiah 23:1, 14; Isaiah 60:9; Ezekiel 27:25; 1 Kings 22:49, || 2 Chronicles 20:36,37 (where the ships go to ת׳); אֳנִי ת׳ 1 Kings 10:22 (twice in verse) || 2 Chronicles 9:21 (אֳנִיּוֺת), + 2 Chronicles 9:21; (ships go to ת׳); ת׳ alone Isaiah 23:6; Jonah 1:3 (twice in verse); Jonah 4:2 (all with ה locative), Genesis 10:4 || 1 Chronicles 1:7 (erroneous ה locative), Isaiah 66:19; Psalm 72:10; Jonah 1:3; בַּתתֿ׳ Isaiah 23:10; trading-port Ezekiel 27:12; Ezekiel 38:13, whence comes silver Jeremiah 10:9.
2. masculine
a. in Benjamin 1 Chronicles 7:10.
b. Persian noble Esther 1:14; explained By Scheft53 as Old Iranian tṛšus, 'der Gierige.'
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

10:4

1 Kings

10:22; 22:49

1 Chronicles

1:7; 7:10

2 Chronicles

9:21; 9:21; 20:36; 20:37

Esther

1:14

Psalms

72:10

Isaiah

2:16; 23:1; 23:1; 23:6; 23:10; 23:14; 23:14; 60:9; 66:19

Jeremiah

10:9

Ezekiel

27:12; 27:25; 38:13

Jonah

1:3; 1:3; 4:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8659 matches the Hebrew תַּרְשִׁישׁ (taršîš),
which occurs 28 times in 24 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:4 - The sons of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish H8659, Kittim, and [fn]Dodanim.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:22 - For the king had the ships of Tarshish H8659 at sea with Hiram’s ships; once every three years the ships of Tarshish H8659 would come carrying gold and silver, ivory, monkeys, and peacocks.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:48 - Jehoshaphat built ships of Tarshish H8659 to go to Ophir for gold, but they did not go, because the ships were destroyed at Ezion-geber.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:7 - The sons of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish H8659, Kittim, and [fn]Rodanim.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:10 - The [fn]son of Jediael was Bilhan. And the sons of Bilhan were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish H8659, and Ahishahar.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:21 - For the king had ships which went to Tarshish H8659 with the servants of Huram; once every three years the ships of Tarshish H8659 came bringing gold and silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:36 - So he allied himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish H8659, and they made the ships in Ezion-geber.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:37 - Then Eliezer the son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, “Because you have allied yourself with Ahaziah, the LORD has destroyed your works.” So the ships were wrecked and could not go to Tarshish H8659.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:14 - and were close to him, namely, Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish H8659, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven officials of Persia and Media who [fn]had access to the king’s presence and sat in the first place in the kingdom
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:7 - With the east wind
You smash the ships of Tarshish H8659.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:10 - [fn]May the kings of Tarshish H8659 and of the [fn]islands bring gifts;
May the kings of Sheba and Seba offer tributes.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:16 - Against all the ships of Tarshish H8659
And against all the delightful ships.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:1 - The pronouncement concerning Tyre:
Wail, you ships of Tarshish H8659,
For Tyre is destroyed, without house or [fn]harbor;
It is reported to them from the land of [fn]Cyprus.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:6 - Pass over to Tarshish H8659;
Wail, you inhabitants of the coastland.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:10 - [fn]Overflow your land like the Nile, you daughter of Tarshish H8659,
There is no more [fn]restraint.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:14 - Wail, you ships of Tarshish H8659,
For your stronghold is destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:9 - “Certainly the coastlands will wait for Me;
And the ships of Tarshish H8659 will come first,
To bring your sons from afar,
Their silver and their gold with them,
For the name of the LORD your God,
And for the Holy One of Israel because He has glorified you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:19 - “And I will put a sign among them and send survivors from them to the nations: Tarshish H8659, [fn]Put, Lud, [fn]Meshech, Tubal, and [fn]Javan, to the distant coastlands that have neither heard of My fame nor seen My glory. And they will declare My glory among the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:9 - Beaten silver is brought from Tarshish H8659,
And gold from Uphaz,
The work of a craftsman and of the hands of a goldsmith;
Their clothing is of violet and purple;
They are all the work of skilled people.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:12 - “Tarshish H8659 was your customer because of the abundance of all kinds of wealth; with silver, iron, tin, and lead they paid for your merchandise.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:25 - “The ships of Tarshish H8659 were [fn]the carriers for your merchandise.
And you were filled and were very [fn]glorious
In the heart of the seas.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:13 - “Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish H8659 with all its [fn]villages will say to you, ‘Have you come to capture spoils? Have you assembled your contingent to seize plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to capture great spoils?’”’
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:3 - But Jonah got up to flee to Tarshish H8659 from the presence of the LORD. So he went down to Joppa, found a ship that was going to Tarshish H8659, paid the fare, and [fn]boarded it to go with them to Tarshish H8659 away from the presence of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:2 - Then he prayed to the LORD and said, “Please LORD, was this not [fn]what I said when I was still in my own country? Therefore in anticipation of this I fled to Tarshish H8659, since I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in mercy, and One who relents of disaster.

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