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Bible Names N-Z: Togarmah


Togarmah in Easton's Bible Dictionary (1.) A son of Gomer, and grandson of Japheth (Gen. 10:3). (2.) A nation which traded in horses and mules at the fairs of Tyre (Ezek. 27:14; 38:6); probably an Armenian or a Scythian race; descendants of (1).

Togarmah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary Son of Gomer, brother of Ashkenaz and Riphath (Genesis 10:8). Corresponding to Armenia. From toka, Sanskrit for "tribe" or "race," and Armah (Armenia). The Armenians represent Haik to be their founder and son of Thorgau (Moses Choren. 1:4; 9-11). The Phrygians, the race that overspread Asia Minor, probably migrated from Armenia, their language resembled the Armenian (Eudoxus, in Steph. Byz. on Armenia). The Phrygian is Indo-Germanic, as inscriptions prove, and resembled Greek (Plato, Cratyl.). In Ezekiel 27:14 Togarmah appears trading with Tyre for horses and mules; so Strabo (xi. 13, section 9) makes Armenia famous for breeding horses. In Ezekiel 38:6, Togarmah comes with Comer from the N. against Israel; this and Genesis 10:3 imply Togarmah's connection with the Japhetic races, which modern research confirms as to Armenia. The Armenian connection with the Celts (Comer, i.e. the Cimbri, Cimmerians, Crimea, Cymry), implied in Togarmah being Gomer's son, is not unlikely. The Imperial Dictionary makes Togarmah to mean the Turkomans who have always joined the Turks, i.e. Gog (Ezekiel 38:1-6) or the king of the N. (Daniel 11:40); Bochart makes Goghasan the original form, among the Colchians, Armenians, and Chaldaeans, for which the Greeks gave Caucasus.

Togarmah in Hitchcock's Bible Names which is all bone

Togarmah in Naves Topical Bible -Son of Gomer Ge 10:3; 1Ch 1:6 -Descendants of Eze 27:14; 38:6

Togarmah in Smiths Bible Dictionary a son of Gomer, of the family of Japheth, and brother of Ashkenaz and Riphath. Ge 10:3 His descendants became a people engaged in agriculture, breeding horses and mules to be sold in Tyre. Eze 27:14 They were also a military people, well skilled in the use of arms. Togarmah was probably the ancient name of Armenia.

Togarmah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE to-gar'-ma (~togharmah]; Thorgama, Thergama, Thurgama, Thurgaba; Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) Thorgoma): 1. Its Forms: A Suggested Identification: The 3rd son of Gomer, and grandson of Japheth, his brothers being Ashkenaz and Riphath (Gen 10:3). The meaning of the name is doubtful. Grimm (Gesch. deutsch. Sprache, II, 325) suggests Sanskr. toka, "tribe," and arma = Armenia. Etymological and other difficulties stand in the way of French Delitzsch's identification of Togarmah with the Assyrian Til-garimmu, "hill of Garimmu," or, possibly, "of the bone-heap," a fortress of Melitene, on the borders of Tabal (Tubal). 2. Probably Armenia or a Tract Connected Therewith: In Ezek 27:14 Togarmah is mentioned after Tubal, Javan and Mesech as supplying horses and mules to the Tyrians, and in 38:6 it is said to have supplied soldiers to the army of Gog (Gyges of Lydia). In the Assyrian inscriptions horses came from Kusu (neighborhoed of Cappadocia), Andia and Mannu, to the North of Assyria. Both Kiepert and Dillmann regard Togarmah as having been Southeastern Armenia, and this is at present the general opinion. The ancient identification of their country with Togarmah by the Armenians, though correct, is probably due to the Septuagint transposition of "g" and "r" (Thorgama for Togarmah), which has caused them to see therein the name of Thorgom, father of Haik, the founder of their race (Moses of Khor, I, 4, secs. 9-11). Ezek 27:14 (Swete) alone has "g" before "r": Thaigrama. The name "Armenia" dates from the 5th century BC. See ARMENIA; TABLE OF NATIONS. T. G. Pinches

Togarmah in Wikipedia Togarmah (Hebrew: תּוגרמה/Togarmah ; Armenian: Թորգոմ/T’orgom ; Georgian: თარგამოს/T’argamos) third son of Gomer, and grandson of Japheth, brother of Ashkenaz and Riphat (Genesis 10:3 ). He is held to be the ancestor of the peoples of the South Caucasus (the Georgians and the Armenians)...

Togarmah Scripture - Ezekiel 27:14 They of the house of Togarmah traded in thy fairs with horses and horsemen and mules.

Togarmah Scripture - Ezekiel 38:6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: [and] many people with thee.

Togarmah Scripture - Genesis 10:3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

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