Bible Names H-M: Meshech
Meshech in Easton's Bible Dictionary
drawing out, the sixth son of Japheth (Gen. 10:2), the
of a tribe (1 Chr. 1:5; Ezek. 27:13; 38:2,3). They
were in all
probability the Moschi, a people inhabiting the
Mountains, between the Black and the Caspian Seas.
In Ps. 120:5
the name occurs as simply a synonym for foreigners
barbarians. "During the ascendency of the
Persians in Western Asia, the Moschi were subdued;
but it seems
probable that a large number of them crossed the
and spread over the northern steppes, mingling with
Scythians. There they became known as Muscovs, and
name to the Russian nation and its ancient capital
by which they
are still generally known throughout the East"
Meshech in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Japheth's sixth son. The Moschi, a warlike race in the
mountainous region between Armenia, Iberia, and Colchis.
Associated with Tubal, the Tibareni of Pontus. Psalm 120:5, I
dwell among people lawless and fierce as "Mesech" at one
extremity of the world and "Kedar" at the other. Gog's chief
vassal, ideal representative of the pagan barbarian world.
Ezekiel 27:13," they traded the persons of men" as slaves, and
"vessels of copper," Ezekiel 32:26; Ezekiel 39:1. Moscow and
Tobolsk may derive their names from Mesech and Tubal. Magog
was Gog's original kingdom; he acquired also Mesech and Tubal,
becoming their "chief prince" ("rest"; the Scythian Tauri and
the Araxes were called Rhos, from whence Russia). Mesech was
once one of the most powerful nations of western Asia. The
Assyrians were frequently warring with them, from 1100 to 700
B.C.; then living E. of Taurus range and in Cappadocia. The
inscriptions call them Muskai, the Tibareni Tuplai (Tubal).
Caesarea Mazacha was the great Moschian capital.
Meshech in Hitchcock's Bible Names
who is drawn by force
Meshech in Naves Topical Bible
-1. Also called MESECH
Son of Japheth
Ge 10:2; 1Ch 1:5
-2. Son of Shem
-3. A tribe
-4. The Moschi
Eze 27:13; 32:26; 38:2,3
Meshech in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
me'-shek, me'-sek (meshekh, "long," "tall"; Mosoch): Son of
Japheth (Gen 10:2; 1 Ch 1:5; 1:17 is a scribal error for
"Mash"; compare Gen 10:22,23). His descendants and their
dwelling-place (probably somewhere in the neighborhood of
armenia (Herodotus iii.94)) seem to be regarded in Scripture
as synonyms for the barbaric and remote (Ps 120:5; compare
Isa 66:19, where Meshech should be read instead of "that
draw the bow"). It is thought that the "Tibareni and Moschi"
of the classical writers refer to the same people. Doubtless
they appear in the annals of Assyria as enemies of that
country under the names Tabali and Mushki--the latter the
descendants of Meshech and the former those of Tubal to whom
the term "Tibareni" may refer in the clause above. This
juxtaposition of names is in harmony with practically every
appearance of the word in Scripture. It is seldom named
without some one of the others--Tubal, Javan, Gog and Magog.
It is this which forms a good justification for making the
suggested change in Isa 66:19, where Meshech would be in the
usual company of Tubal and Javan. Ezekiel mentions them
several times, first, as engaged in contributing to the
trade of Tyre (Tiras of Gen 10:2?), in "vessels of brass"
and--very significantly--slaves; again there is the
association of Javan and Tubal with them (Ezek 27:13);
second, they are included in his weird picture of the under-
world: "them that go down into the pit" (Ezek 32:18,26).
They are mentioned again with Gog and Magog twice as those
against whom the prophet is to "set his face" (Ezek 38:2,3;
Meshech in Wikipedia
In the Bible, Meshech (משך [meˈʃex] "price" or "precious") is
named as a son of Japheth in Genesis 10:2 and 1 Chronicles
Another Meshech is named as a son of Aram in 1 Chronicles 1:17
(corresponding to the form Mash in Genesis 10)...
Meshech Scripture - Ezekiel 32:26
There [is] Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves
[are] round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the
sword, though they caused their terror in the land of the
Meshech Scripture - Ezekiel 39:1
Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say,
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I [am] against thee, O Gog,
the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
Meshech Scripture - Genesis 10:2
The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan,
and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
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