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Tarshish

TARSHISH

tar'-shish (tarshish):

(1) Eponym of a Benjamite family (1 Chronicles 7:10); Rhamessai, A and Lucian, Tharseis

(2) One of the "seven princes" at the court of Ahasuerus (Esther 1:14 Massoretic Text).

(3) The Hebrew name of a precious stone (Ezekiel 10:9 margin, English Versions of the Bible "beryl"; Exodus 28:20; 39:13; Ezekiel 1:16; 28:13; Song of Solomon 5:14; Daniel 10:6).

See STONES, PRECIOUS.


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