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Tarshish in Wikipedia
Tarshish occurs in the Hebrew Bible with these meanings:
One of the sons of Javan (Gen 10:4 ).
In the Bible Solomon setup a trade with Tarshish and
received ivory, apes, and peacocks [9:21 ] [10:22 ] from
Tarshish which are all native to the jungles in India.
India's state bird for example is the peacock . The Bible
also indicates that Jonah also attempted to sail to Tarshish
[1:3 ]. His rebellion against the LORD led to his being
tossed overboard by sailors, swallowed by a large fish, and
vomited out onto dry land by God's command. He then made his
way to Ninevah, now known as Mosul, in Iraq.
Flavius Josephus (Antiquitates Iudaicae i. 6, § 1) reads
"Tarshush", identifying it as the city of Tarsus in southern
Asia Minor which was referred to in Assyrian records from
the reign of Esarhaddon as Tarsisi. Prior to this time, the
Assyrians referred to Tarsus as Tarzi. Modern research has
shown that the metals the Old Testament associates with
Tarshish existed in the Taurus Mountains north of
Tarsus. In addition, Phoenician
inscriptions have been found at Karatepe in Cilicia.
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