Tarshiysh

The KJV Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon

Strong's Number: 08659 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
XyXrtprobably the same as (08658) (as the region of the stone, or the reverse)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
TarshiyshTWOT - 2547
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
tar-sheesh'
Definition
Tarshish or Tharshish = "yellow jasper" n pr m
  1. son of Javan
  2. a Benjamite, son of Bilhan
  3. one of the wise men close to king Ahasuerus of Persia n pr loc
  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
King James Word Usage - Total: 28
Tarshish 24, Tharshish 4
KJV Verse Count
Genesis1
1 Kings2
1 Chronicles2
2 Chronicles3
Esther1
Psalms2
Isaiah7
Jeremiah1
Ezekiel3
Jonah2


Total24
The Hebrew lexicon is Brown, Driver, Briggs, Gesenius Lexicon; this is keyed to the "Theological Word Book of the Old Testament." These files are considered public domain.

Bibliography Information

Brown, Driver, Briggs and Gesenius. "Hebrew Lexicon entry for Tarshiysh". "The KJV Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon". .