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Genesis 10:4-5

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10:4 The sons of Javan were Elishah, 1  Tarshish, 2  the Kittim, 3  and the Dodanim. 4  10:5 From these the coastlands of the nations were separated into their lands, every one according to its language, according to their families, by their nations.

1 sn The descendants of Elishah populated Cyprus.

2 sn The descendants of Tarshish settled along the southern coast of what is modern Turkey. However, some identify the site Tarshish (see Jonah 1:3) with Sardinia or Spain.

3 sn The name Kittim is associated with Cyprus, as well as coastlands east of Rhodes. It is used in later texts to refer to the Romans.

4 tc Most of the MT mss read “Dodanim” here, but 1 Chr 1:7 has “Rodanim,” perhaps referring to the island of Rhodes. But the Qere reading in 1 Chr 1:7 suggests “Dodanim.” Dodona is one of the most ancient and revered spots in ancient Greece.



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