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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

1. The fourth "son" of Japheth (Genesis 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," Daniel 8:21; 10:20; comp. 11:2; Zechariah 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 (Ezekiel 27:19).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

deceiver; one who makes sad

Naves Topical Index

1. Son of Japheth
Genesis 10:2; Genesis 10:4; 1 Chronicles 1:5; 1 Chronicles 1:7

2. A city in Arabia in which the Phenicians traded
Ezekiel 27:13; Ezekiel 27:19

Smith's Bible Dictionary


  1. A son of Japheth. (Genesis 10:2,4) Javan was regarded as the representative of the Greek race. The name was probably introduced into Asia by the Phoenicians, to whom the Ionians were naturally better known than any other of the Hellenic races, on account of their commercial activity and the high prosperity of their towns on the western coast of Asia Minor.
  2. A town in the souther part of Arabia (Yemen), whither the Phoenicians traded. (Ezekiel 27:19)