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TIRAS . A son of Japheth ( Genesis 10:2 ), formerly identified with Thrace , but of late much more plausibly with the Turusha , a piratical people who invaded Syria and Egypt in the 13th cent. b.c. But Tiras has also been identified with Tarsus (= E. Cilicia) and even Tarshish (wh. see).

J. F. McCurdy.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Tiras'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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