Bible Names A-G: Ashkenaz
Ashkenaz in Easton's Bible Dictionary
one of the three sons of Gomer (Gen. 10:3), and founder of one
of the tribes of the Japhetic race. They are mentioned
connection with Minni and Ararat, and hence their
must have been in Armenia (Jer. 51:27), probably near
Sea, which, from their founder, was first called
afterwards the Euxine.
Ashkenaz in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
One of the three sons of Gomer, Japhet's son, i.e. of the
Gomerian branch of the Japhetic division of the human race.
Mentioned by Jeremiah (Jeremiah 51:27) in connection with
Ararat and Minni, so that their locality then must have been
the Armenan highland. (See ARARAT.) Their accompanying Cyrus
to the siege of Babylon (588 B.C.) is there foretold. Probably
a Cymric tribe. The name perhaps appears in Ascanias, a river
in Asia Minor, and in Scandinavia. Knobel derives the German
race from Ashkenaz, the name still given by the robbins to
Germany. He derives the name from As (the original of As-ia)
and genos, gens, "a race," our "kin." Hasse suggests a
connection with Axenus, Euxine Sea.
Ashkenaz in Hitchcock's Bible Names
a fire that spreads
Ashkenaz in Naves Topical Bible
Also called ASHCHENAZ
-Son of Gomer
Ge 10:3; 1Ch 1:6
Ashkenaz in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(spreading fire), one of the three sons of Gomer, son of
Japhet. Ge 10:3 We may probably recognize the tribe of
Ashkenaz on the northern shore of Asia Minor in the name of
Lake Ascanius, and in Europe in the name Scandia, Scandinavia.
Knobel considers that Ashkenaz is to be identified with the
Ashkenaz in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
ash'-ke-naz ('ashkenaz): The name occurs in Gen 10:3; 1 Ch 16,
in the list of the sons of Japheth as a son of Gomer. See
TABLE OF NATIONS. It occurs also in Jer 51:27 (the King James
Version "Ashchenaz") in connection with the kingdoms of Ararat
and Minni, which suggests a location about Armenia.
Ashkenaz in Wikipedia
In the Bible, Ashkenaz is Gomer's first son, brother of
Riphath and Togarmah (Gen. 10:3, 1 Chronicles 1:6), thereby
a Japhetic descendant of Noah. A kingdom of Ashkenaz is
called together with Ararat and Minni against Babylon (Jer.
There is a theory that biblical Askhenaz (אשכנז) arose from
Ashkūz (אשכוז) (= the Scythians) by an old misread of נ
(nun) for ו (vav). Ashkenaz is also regarded as the father
of the Scythians, Sarmatians, and other Indo-Aryans, due
largely to the use of the name "Ashkuz" (Saka) for the
Scythians in Assyrian Akkadian inscriptions. It may also
refer to the Phrygians, who according to Homer's Iliad
settled around Lake Ascania.
In rabbinic literature Ashkenaz is believed to be the
ancestor of the Germanic, Scandinavian and Slavic peoples,
probably due to the similarity of the names Gomer and
German, and the similarity of Ashkenaz to the name of Ask,
the first human male in Norse mythology, or Aschanes
(Askanius), mythological progenitor of the Saxons (see also:
Oisc of Kent). For this reason, Ashkenaz is the Medieval
Hebrew name for Germany.
Ashkenazi Jews, also known as Ashkenazic Jews or Ashkenazim
(Standard Hebrew: sing. אַשְׁכֲּנָזִי, pronounced [ˌaʃkəˈnazi], pl.
אַשְׁכֲּנָזִים [ˌaʃkəˈnazim] (this 'z' is pronounced as in English
"zip", not German-fashion as "ts"); also יְהוּדֵי אַשְׁכֲּנָז Yehudei
Ashkenaz, "the Jews of Ashkenaz"), are descended from the
medieval Jewish communities of the Rhineland.
Ashkenaz Scripture - Genesis 10:3
And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
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