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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Ashkenaz

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Ashkenaz (ăsh'ke-năz), strong, fortified. 1. A district, probably in Armenia, the home of a tribe of the same name. In 1 Chronicles 1:6; Jeremiah 51:27 it is called Ashchenaz. See Armenia. 2. Son of Gomer, Genesis 10:3, of the family of Japhet, and the probable ancestor of those who inhabited the country of the same name, Jeremiah 51:27, lying along the eastern and southeastern shore of the Black Sea. The precise district is unknown.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Ashkenaz'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/a/ashkenaz.html. 1893.

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