Places Study on Kittim

Places Study on Kittim

Genesis 10: And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
1 Chronicles 1: And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Kittim
(Genesis 10:4 ). (See CHITTIM .)
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Kittim
KITTIM (AV [Note: Authorized Version.] Chittim , which is retained by RV [Note: Revised Version.] in Malachi 1:1 Malachi 1:1 ; 1Ma 8:5 ) designates properly the island of Cyprus, and is to he so understood in the geographical list of the descendants of Javan (wh. see), that is, the Ionians, in Genesis 10:4 . The name is based on that of the settlement on the south-east of the island, called Kition by the Greeks, the modern Larnaka. This was the first trading post of the Phœnicians on the Mediterranean, hence it is vaguely used in Ezekiel 27:8 as the mother-city of all the maritime settlements westward. The connexion with the Ionians or Greeks is not quite clear, since these were not the first settlers on the island. There were, however, undoubtedly Greek colonists there in the 8th cent. b.c., as we learn from the inscription of the Assyrian Sargon of 720, pointing to a settlement of Ionian Cyprians in Ashdod. A use of the word, still more vague, is found in Daniel 11:30 , where it refers to the Romans, while in Numbers 24:24 (as in Malachi 1:1 Malachi 1:1 ; 1Ma 8:5 ) it is applied apparently to the Macedonians.

J. F. M‘Curdy.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Kittim
Breaking; bruising small; gold; coloring
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Kittim
Son of Javan, a son of Japheth. Genesis 10:4 ; 1 Chronicles 1:7 . He is supposed to have settled on the island of Cyprus, which was hence called CHITTIM, q.v.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Kittim
Son of Javan, and grandson of Noah, Genesis 10:4 . See CHITTIM .

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Chittim - Chittim or Kittim (kit'tîm). always reads Kittim. In these passages the "Isles," "ships," "products," and "people"of Kittim are mentioned or alluded to; hence the name has generally been supposed to mean the island of Cyprus, though Kitto thinks it a general term applied to islands and coasts west of Palestine
Chittim - See Kittim
Chittim - CHITTIM ( Malachi 1:1 Malachi 1:1 ; 1Ma 8:5 ) for Kittim (wh
Javan - ” Son of Japheth (Genesis 10:2 ), and father of Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim (Genesis 10:4 ), thus the original ancestor of Greek peoples
Chittim - ' It points originally to Cyprus (see Kittim); but in Jeremiah 2:10 ; Ezekiel 27:6 the 'isles of Chittim' are spoken of, so it is evident that in the Prophets other islands are associated with Cyprus
Dodanim - Gesenius identifies them with the Dardani of Illyricum and Troy, a semi-Pelasgic race, akin to the Kittim or Chittim
Chit'Tim, Kit'Tim - ( Genesis 10:4 ; 1 Chronicles 1:7 ) Authorized Version Kittim
Javan, - In the genealogical table in Gn ( Genesis 10:2 ; Genesis 10:4 ) and 1 Ch ( 1 Chronicles 1:5 ; 1 Chronicles 1:7 ) Javan is described as a son of Japheth and the father of Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim (or better, Rodanim, i. Rhodes); from the reference to Kittim (Kition) as his son, it is possible that the passage refers particularly to Cyprus
Eber - Numbers 24:24 apparently refers to him as the original ancestor of a people associated with the Assyrians and threatened by Balaam with destruction by Kittim
Javan - Fourth son of Japheth, and father of Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim and Dodanim
Chittim - Or Kittim, a plural form (Genesis 10:4 ), the name of a branch of the descendants of Javan, the "son" of Japheth
Cyprus - It was the Chittim, or Kittim, of the Old Testament
Island, Isle - The isle of Kittim ( Jeremiah 2:10 , Ezekiel 27:6 ) is probably Cyprus, and the isle of Caphtor ( Jeremiah 47:4 mg
Kittim - Kittim (AV [Note: Authorized Version
Cyprus - ... In the OT the name Cyprus does not occur, but undoubtedly the island is referred to under the name Kittim , which is the same as the name of the Phœnician town Kition, now Larnaka. In Genesis 10:4 Kittim is spoken of as a son of Javan, together with Tarshish and Elishah. In Ezekiel 27:6 the isles of Kittim are spoken of as supplying Tyre with boxwood. But the name Kittim is used also of the West generally, as in Daniel 11:30 of the Romans (cf
Tarshish - That Tarshish was situated in the west is evident from Genesis 10:4 , where it is joined with Elisha, Kittim, and Dodanim
Tarsus - Thus, Tarshish in Genesis 10:4 will represent the Cilicians or the Greeks in Cilicia; it is associated with Kittim or Cyprus, which was near
Cyprus - In the Old Testament scattered references refer to the island as Kittim (Chittim, Isaiah 23:1 ; Jeremiah 2:10 ), although in some passages the term has a wider scope and includes lands other than Cyprus lying west of Palestine (Daniel 11:30 ). See Kittim ; Phoenicians
Javan - Son of Japheth, father of Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim (Genesis 10:2; Genesis 10:4)
Macedonia - This region is believed to have been peopled by Kittim, Genesis 10:4 ; but little is known of its early history
Cyprus - In former days it was called Kittim and its people were well known as sea traders (Numbers 24:24; Isaiah 23:1; Isaiah 23:12; Jeremiah 2:10; Ezekiel 27:6; Daniel 11:30)
Division of the Earth - Of Javan's sons, Elishah and Dodon, may be recognized in Elis and Dodona, the oldest settlements of Greece; Kittim, in the Citium of Macedonia, and Chittim, or maritime coasts of Greece and Italy, ... Numbers 24:24 ; and Tarshish, in the Tarsus of Cilicia, and Tartessus of Spain
Dead Sea Scrolls - , the sect), and the Sons of Darkness, sometimes called the Kittim (cf
Egypt - The genealogies in Genesis 10 concern races, not mere descent of persons; hence, the plural forms, Madai, Kittim, etc