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A port on the Mediterranean to which Jonah was fleeing (Jonah 1: 3), possibly in Spain or Cyprus (Isa. 23: 1)—though the cargo of gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks brought by the ships of Tarshish to King Solomon (1 Kgs. 10: 22) argues a more exotic region. There is a dispute whether ‘ships of Tarshish’ (e.g. 1 Kgs. 22: 48) meant ships of a particular type or ships whose destination was Tarshish.

Subjects: Biblical Studies.

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