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HEBREW: 8494 oryt Tiyrac
NAVE: Tiras
EBD: Tiras
ISBE: TIRAS
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Tiras

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Tiras: NET AVS NIV NRSV NASB TEV
son of Japheth son of Noah

Hebrew

Strongs #08494: oryt Tiyrac

Tiras = "desire"

1) son of Japheth and grandson of Noah

8494 Tiyrac tee-rawce'

probably of foreign derivation; Tiras, a son of
Japheth:-Tiras.

Tiras [EBD]

the youngest of the sons of Japheth (Gen. 10:2; 1 Chr. 1:5).

Tiras [NAVE]

TIRAS, son of Japheth, Gen. 10:2; 1 Chr. 1:5.

TIRAS [ISBE]

TIRAS - ti'-ras (tirac; Theiras, Lucian Thiras): A son of Japheth (Gen 10:2 (P); 1 Ch 1:5). Not mentioned elsewhere; this name was almost unanimously taken by the ancient commentators (so Josephus, Ant, I, vi, 1) to be the same as that of the Thracians (Thrakes); but the removal of the nominative ending -s does away with this surface resemblance. Tuch was the first to suggest the Tursenioi, a race of Pelasgian pirates, who left many traces of their ancient power in the islands and coasts of the Aegean, and who were doubtless identical with the Etruscans of Italy. This brilliant suggestion has since been confirmed by the discovery of the name Turusa among the seafaring peoples who invaded Egypt in the reign of Merenptah (W.M. Muller, AE, 356 ff). Tiras has also been regarded as the same as Tarshish.

Horace J. Wolf




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