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HEBREW: 4902 Kvm Meshek
NAVE: Mesech Meshech
EBD: Meshech
Meruth | Mesaloth | Mesech, Meshech | Mesha | Meshach | Meshech | Meshelemiah | Meshezabeel | Meshezabel | Meshezaheel | Meshillamith


In Bible versions:

son of Japheth son of Noah
son of Aram; (grand)son of Shem son of Noah
a country of Arabs, associated with Kedar
a people of Asia Minor (ancient Turkey OS)

who is drawn by force ( --> same as Mash)
Google Maps: Meshech (46° 0´, 47° 0´)


Strongs #04902: Kvm Meshek

Mesech or Meshech = "drawing out"

1) son of Japheth, grandson of Noah, and progenitor of peoples to the
north of Israel
1a) descendants of Mesech often mentioned in connection with Tubal,
Magog, and other northern nations including the Moschi, a
people on the borders of Colchis and Armenia

4902 Meshek meh'-shek

the same in form as 4901, but probably of foreign derivation;
Meshek, a son of Japheth, and the people descended from
him:-Mesech, Meshech.
see HEBREW for 04901

Meshech [EBD]

drawing out, the sixth son of Japheth (Gen. 10:2), the founder of a tribe (1 Chr. 1:5; Ezek. 27:13; 38:2,3). They were in all probability the Moschi, a people inhabiting the Moschian Mountains, between the Black and the Caspian Seas. In Ps. 120:5 the name occurs as simply a synonym for foreigners or barbarians. "During the ascendency of the Babylonians and Persians in Western Asia, the Moschi were subdued; but it seems probable that a large number of them crossed the Caucasus range and spread over the northern steppes, mingling with the Scythians. There they became known as Muscovs, and gave that name to the Russian nation and its ancient capital by which they are still generally known throughout the East"

Mesech [NAVE]

See: Meshech.

Meshech [NAVE]

1. Called also Mesech. Son of Japheth, Gen. 10:2; 1 Chr. 1:5.
2. Son of Shem, 1 Chr. 1:17.
3. A tribe, Psa. 120:5; Ezek. 27:13; 32:26; 38:2, 3.


MESECH - me'-sek.



MESHECH; MESECH - me'-shek, me'-sek (meshekh, "long," "tall"; Mosoch): Son of Japheth (Gen 10:2; 1 Ch 1:5; 1:17 is a scribal error for "Mash"; compare Gen 10:22,23). His descendants and their dwelling-place (probably somewhere in the neighborhood of armenia (Herodotus iii.94)) seem to be regarded in Scripture as synonyms for the barbaric and remote (Ps 120:5; compare Isa 66:19, where Meshech should be read instead of "that draw the bow"). It is thought that the "Tibareni and Moschi" of the classical writers refer to the same people. Doubtless they appear in the annals of Assyria as enemies of that country under the names Tabali and Mushki--the latter the descendants of Meshech and the former those of Tubal to whom the term "Tibareni" may refer in the clause above. This juxtaposition of names is in harmony with practically every appearance of the word in Scripture. It is seldom named without some one of the others--Tubal, Javan, Gog and Magog. It is this which forms a good justification for making the suggested change in Isa 66:19, where Meshech would be in the usual company of Tubal and Javan. Ezekiel mentions them several times, first, as engaged in contributing to the trade of Tyre (Tiras of Gen 10:2?), in "vessels of brass" and--very significantly--slaves; again there is the association of Javan and Tubal with them (Ezek 27:13); second, they are included in his weird picture of the under-world: "them that go down into the pit" (Ezek 32:18,26). They are mentioned again with Gog and Magog twice as those against whom the prophet is to "set his face" (Ezek 38:2,3; 39:1).

Henry Wallace

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