The western emporium known in the scriptures as Tarshish was probably situated in the south of Spain, possibly at Cadiz, although some writers contend that it was Carthage in North Africa.
Commercial intercourse with Asia Minor, Arabia, Tarshish (probably in Spain) and Ophir filled his coffers, and his realm extended from the Euphrates to the border of Egypt.
4, where (assuming that Elishah = Carthage and Tarshish = Tartessus) Javan includes Carthage and Tartessus.
1-3), and the later writer supposes that the "Tarshish ships" (large vessels such as were used in trading with Spain-cf.
The Guadalquivir valley is often, in part at least, identified with the biblical Tarshish and the classical Tartessus, a famous Phoenician mart.
Oec. viii.); all the Phoenician vessels from the round merchant-boat (7a13Aos - after which the island of Gaulus, now Gozo, near Malta was called) to the great Tarshish-ships.
It was the trade with Tarshish, i.e.
Of the Black Sea; Javan is the Ionians, used loosely for the seafaring peoples of the West, including Tarshish (Tartessus in Spain), Kittim (Cyprus), Rodanim 5 (Rhodes).