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Bible Names H-M: Madai


Madai in Easton's Bible Dictionary middle land, the third "son" of Japheth (Gen. 10:2), the name by which the Medes are known on the Assyrian monuments.

Madai in Fausset's Bible Dictionary Genesis 10:2, sons, i.e. descendants, of Japheth, an ethnic designation. The Medes, who called themselves Made, S.W. of the Caspian. Some came with the Scythians to Europe, the mixed race formed the Sarmatians. Modern ethnology has found that in physical type and language the Medes belong to the Indo Germanic family of mankind, comprising the Celts, Greeks, Romans, etc.

Madai in Hitchcock's Bible Names a measure; judging; a garment

Madai in Naves Topical Bible -Son of Japheth Ge 10:2; 1Ch 1:5

Madai in Smiths Bible Dictionary (middle land), Ge 10:2 is usually called the third son of Japhet, and the progenitor of the Medes; but probably all that is intended is that the Medes, as well as the Gomerites, Greeks, Tabareni, Moschi, etc., descended from Japhet.

Madai in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE mad'-a-i, ma'-di (madhay). See MEDES.

Madai in Wikipedia Madai (Hebrew: מדי, pronounced [maˈda.i]; Greek: Μηδος, [mɛː ˈdos]) is a son of Japheth and one of the 16 grandsons of Noah in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible. Biblical scholars have identified Madai with various nations, from the Mitanni of early records, to the Medes of much later records. The Medes, reckoned to be his offspring by Josephus and most subsequent writers, were also known as Madai, including in both Assyrian and Hebrew sources. The Kurds still maintain traditions of descent from Madai. According to the Book of Jubilees (10:35-36), Madai had married a daughter of Shem, and preferred to live among Shem's descendants, rather than dwell in Japheth's allotted inheritance beyond the Black Sea; so he begged his brothers- in-law, Elam, Asshur and Arphaxad, until he finally received from them the land that was named after him, Media. The Medes are thought by scholars to have been Indo-Aryan peoples, while the Mitanni were an aristocracy from the Araxes region who moved to Syria in the Bronze Age and superimposed themselves upon the Hurrians there, adopting their language. In the oldest writings of the Zoroastrian religion of the Medes[1], the earliest homeland of the Aryan race had been a legendary place called "Airyanem Vaejah" traditionally (eg., in the Bundahishn 29:12) associated with Arran and the valley of the Araxes river, which rises next to Mount Ararat. Another line in Jubilees (8:5) states that a daughter of Madai named Milcah married Cainan, who is an ancestor of Abraham also mentioned in older versions of Genesis. Madai is also the name of the deified ancestor of the Kachin, according to the indigenous Kachin religion. The Kachin are a people of Myanmar and neighboring areas speaking a Sino-Tibetan language.

Madai Scripture - 1 Chronicles 1:5 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

Madai 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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