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ashkenaz


ashkenaz


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ashkenaz 
  one  of  the  three  sons  of  Gomer  (Gen.  10:3),  and  founder  of  one 
  of  the  tribes  of  the  Japhetic  race.  They  are  mentioned  in 
  connection  with  Minni  and  Ararat,  and  hence  their  original  seat 
  must  have  been  in  Armenia  (Jer.  51:27),  probably  near  the  Black 
  Sea,  which  from  their  founder,  was  first  called  Axenus  and 
  afterwards  the  Euxine. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ashkenaz,  a  fire  that  spreads