BDB9257 [H8659]

II. תַּרְשִׁרשׁ proper name

1. location a distant port, site not certainly known (WklAltor. Forsch. see 445); most Tartessues in Spain Thes (after older authorities) GesIsa i. 719 MeyGeschichte. d. Alt. i, § 281; other views are: Tyrseni (Etruscans) in Italy, WMMHast. DB TARSHISH, Phoenicia RenoufPSBA xvi. 134 ff., Sardinia HalREJ xiii. 14; see also Ency. Bib.TARSHISH; — Tarshish, ᵐ5 usually Θαρς(ε)ις (Isa 23:1; Isa 23:14 Καρχήδων = Carthage); — especially in phrase ׳אֳנִיּוֺת ת Tarshish-ships (large, sea-going vessels, fit to ply to Tarshish) Isa 2:16 (ᵐ5 πλοῖον θαλάσσης), Isa 23:1; Isa 23:14; Isa 60:9; Ezek 27:25; 1Kgs 22:49, || 2Chr 20:36; 2Chr 20:37 (where the ships go to ׳ת); ׳אֳנִי ת 1 k 2Chr 10:22 (twice in verse) || 2Chr 9:21 (אֳנִיּוֺת), + v2Chr 9:21 (ships go to ׳ת); ׳ת alone Isa 23:6; Jonah 1:3 (twice in verse); Jonah 4:2 (all with ה locative), Gen 10:4 || 1Chr 1:7 (erroneous ה locative), Isa 66:19; Ps 72:10; Jonah 1:3 ׳בַּתתֿ Isa 23:10 trading-port Ezek 27:12; Ezek 38:13, whence comes silver Jer 10:9.
2. masculine a. in Benjamin 1Chr 7:10.
\ \ b. Persian noble Esth 1:14 explained By Scheft53 as Old Iranian tršus, 'der Gierige.'

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