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“And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the Nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Nations.”

Javan are the Japhethite Ionian Greeks. They had many colonies, around the Black Sea, the Danube River Valley, and as far west as Marseilles, a city which the Phocians – a tribe of the Ionians from Phocis, a district in Greece – are credited with having founded