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tar´shish ( תּרשׁישׁ , tarshı̄sh ):

(1) Eponym of a Benjamite family (1 Chronicles 7:10 ); Ῥαμεσσαί , Rhamessaı́ , A and Lucian, Θαρσείς , Tharseiś

(2) One of the "seven princes" at the court of Ahasuerus (Esther 1:14 Massoretic Text).

(3) The Hebrew name of a precious stone (Ezekiel 10:9 margin, English Versions of the Bible "beryl"; Exodus 28:20; Exodus 39:13; Ezekiel 1:16; Ezekiel 28:13; Song of Solomon 5:14; Daniel 10:6 ). See STONES , PRECIOUS .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Tarshish'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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