Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Japheth's sixth son. The Μoschi , a warlike race in the mountainous region between Armenia, Iberia, and Colchis. Associated with Tubal, the Tibareni of Pontus. Psalms 120:5, I dwell among people lawless and fierce as "Mesech" at one extremity of the world and "Kedar" at the other. Gog's chief vassal, ideal representative of the pagan barbarian world. Ezekiel 27:13," they traded the persons of men" as slaves, and "vessels of copper," Ezekiel 32:26; Ezekiel 39:1. Moscow and Tobolsk may derive their names from Mesech and Tubal. Magog was Gog's original kingdom; he acquired also Mesech and Tubal, becoming their "chief prince" ("rest"; the Scythian Τauri and the Araxes were called Rhos , from whence Russia). Mesech was once one of the most powerful nations of western Asia. The Assyrians were frequently warring with them, from 1100 to 700 B.C.; then living E. of Taurus range and in Cappadocia. The inscriptions call them Muskai, the Tibareni Tuplai (Tubal). Caesarea Mazacha was the great Moschian capital.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(mee' ssehk) KJV alternate form of Meshech (Psalm 120:5 ).
People's Dictionary of the Bible
Mesech (mç'sek), Psalms 120:5, or Meshech (mç'shek), Ezekiel 32:26, a son of Japheth, whose descendants are supposed to have settled in Armenia. They had considerable commerce with Tyre. Ezekiel 27:13. Some suppose the Muscovites were of this race.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Place mentioned in connection with Kedar: probably connected with Gog. The Psalmist was dwelling among quite strange nations. Psalm 120:5 . The Hebrew is the same as MESHECH:see No. 1.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
- Meshech or Mesech
Psalm 120:5 , the sixth son of Japheth, Genesis 10:2 , located near Tubal at the northeast corner of Asia Minor, in Iberia, and supposed by many to have been the father of the Muscovites. Meshech traded with Tyre in "the persons of men, and in vessels of brass," Ezekiel 27:13 ; 32:26 ; 38:2 .
- Psalms 120:5, I dwell among people lawless and fierce as "Mesech" at one extremity of the world and "Kedar" at the other. Moscow and Tobolsk may derive their names from Mesech and Tubal. Magog was Gog's original kingdom; he acquired also Mesech and Tubal, becoming their "chief prince" ("rest"; the Scythian Τauri and the Araxes were called Rhos , from whence Russia). Mesech was once one of the most powerful nations of western Asia
- Mesech (mç'sek), Psalms 120:5, or Meshech (mç'shek), Ezekiel 32:26, a son of Japheth, whose descendants are supposed to have settled in Armenia
- At Psalm 120:5 the name appears in the form Mesech (KJV)
- Mosok, or Mesech, appears to be the same as the Moskwa
- In Sargon's time, according to inscriptions, Ambris, son of Khuliya, was their hereditary chief, and by alliance with the kings of Musak and Vararat (Mesech and Ararat) who were revolting from Assyria
Gog is the ideal head of Magog the land and people; also prince of Rosh (Roxolani), Mesech (Moschi), and Tubal (Tibareni); Ezekiel 38:2, "the chief prince," rather "prince of Rosh" (the Scythian Tauri)
- "Woe is me, that I am constrained to dwell with Mesech, and to have my habitation among the tents of Kedar
- ) Magog, Tubal, and Mesech, sons of Japhet, are noticed together by Ezekiel, as settled in the north, Ezekiel 38:2 ; Ezekiel 38:14-15 . And as the ancestors of the numerous Sclavonic and Tartar tribes, the first may be traced in the Mongogians, Monguls, and Moguls; the second, in the Tobolski, of Siberia; and the third, Mesech, or Mosoc, in the Moschici, Moscow, and Muscovites
- " (Luke 13:26-27) Indeed, may we not go farther, and suppose, that from this very appointment the Lord intended special good to his people? Was it not in effect saying, that if in the instance of the Lord Jesus himself a Judas is permitted, yea, appointed to attend his person, can it be wondered at in the minglings up of life, that his people should be so exercised? If in the college of apostles, out of twelve persons one should be a devil, can his people complain that they are sometimes called "to dwell with Mesech, and to have their habitation among the tents of Kedar?" Did Jesus, the Lord of life and glory, who might have commanded twelve legions of angels to attend him, permit, yea, even appoint a known devil to be his servant, to be with him in his miracles and his ministry, yea, to be one of the party at his farewell super-and what doth the meek and gentle Saviour teach thereby all his tried ones upon earth but this, that in their intercourse with the graceless they are to call to mind the unequalled humblings of Jesus in such instances