Kittim (Kit´im)

1 The descendant of Javan, the fourth son of Japheth who was a son of Noah, and Elishah’s brother (Gen 10:4; 1Chr 1:7). 2 A place-name that, in theOT, appears to include all islands of the Aegean Sea. (Jer 2:10) mentions isles of Kittim as the symbol of the western extremity of the world. Kittim is mentioned in connection with Tyre and Sidon as the mother of western maritime colonies (Ezek 27:6). Various passages indicate a connection between Kittim and Assyria (Num 24:24). 3 A figurative name for Rome in the apocalyptic book of Daniel (Dan 11:30). 4 Macedonia in (1Macc 1:1). 5 A people mentioned briefly in the pseudepigraphal books The Testament of Simeon (6:3) and Jubilees (24:28). In a number of texts among the Dead Sea Scrolls the Kittim appear as the last gentile world power to oppress the people of God.

Gen 10:4

4The descendants of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Rodanim.

1Chr 1:7

7The descendants of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Rodanim.

Jer 2:10

10Cross to the coasts of Cyprus and look,
send to Kedar and examine with care;
see if there has ever been such a thing.

Ezek 27:6

6From oaks of Bashan
they made your oars;
they made your deck of pines
from the coasts of Cyprus,
inlaid with ivory.

Num 24:24

24But ships shall come from Kittim
and shall afflict Asshur and Eber;
and he also shall perish forever.”

Dan 11:30

30For ships of Kittim shall come against him, and he shall lose heart and withdraw. He shall be enraged and take action against the holy covenant. He shall turn ... View more

1Macc 1:1

Alexander the Great
1After Alexander son of Philip, the Macedonian, who came from the land of Kittim, had defeated King Darius of the Persians and the Medes, he ... View more

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