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Thracia; Thracian

THRACIA; THRACIAN

thra'-shi-a, thra'-shan (Thrakia):

The name given to the country lying between the rivers Strymon and Danube. Mention is made of a Thracian horseman in 2 Macc 12:35. The cavalry of this fierce people were in demand as mercenaries in all countries. In 46 AD Thrace became the name of a Roman province. Some have sought a connection between Thracia and the TIRAS (which see) of Genesis 10:2, but the identification is conjectural.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'THRACIA; THRACIAN'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.