Pronounce: tar-sheesh'

Strong: H8659

Orig: probably the same as 8658 (as the region of the stone, or the reverse); Tarshish, a place on the Mediterranean, hence, the ephithet of a merchant vessel (as if for or from that port); also the name of a Persian and of an Israelite:--Tarshish, Tharshish. H8658

Use: TWOT-2547

Grk Strong:

    Tarshish or Tharshish = "yellow jasper"

    n pr m
    1) son of Javan
    2) a Benjamite, son of Bilhan
    3) one of the wise men close to king Ahasuerus of Persia

    n pr loc
    4) a city of the Phoenicians in a distant part of the Mediterranean Sea to which the prophet Jonah was trying to flee
    1a) site unknown but perhaps in Cyprus or Spain
    5) a city somewhere near and accessible to the Red Sea to which ships constructed at Ezion-geber on the Elanitic Gulf on the Red Sea were to sail