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Javan

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(jay' van) Personal name meaning, “Greece.” Son of Japheth (Genesis 10:2 ), and father of Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim (Genesis 10:4 ), thus the original ancestor of Greek peoples. Elsewhere in the Old Testament, the name Javan is used to denote Greece. See Greece ; Table of Nations .

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Javan'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/j/javan.html. 1991.

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