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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Javan 
  (1.)  The  fourth  son"  of  Japheth  (Gen.  10:2),  whose  descendants 
  settled  in  Greece,  i.e.,  Ionia,  which  bears  the  name  of  Javan  in 
  Hebrew.  Alexander  the  Great  is  called  the  "king  of  Javan" 
  (rendered  "Grecia,"  Dan.  8:21;  10:20;  comp.  11:2;  Zech.  9:13). 
  This  word  was  universally  used  by  the  nations  of  the  East  as  the 
  generic  name  of  the  Greek  race. 
 
  (2.)  A  town  or  district  of  Arabia  Felix,  from  which  the 
  Syrians  obtained  iron,  cassia,  and  calamus  (Ezek.  27:19). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Javan,  deceiver;  one  who  makes  sad 
 




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