Who Was Chittim?

Q. I can’t thank you enough for all the help you so generously give to the body of Christ.

Can you identify “Chittim” for me. Seen in several places in the Old Testament, some being Isaiah 23, Jeeremiah 2, Ezekiel 27, and Daniel 11.

Thank you very much for any information or ideas that you have.

A. Chittim, or Kittim, appears 8 times in the Old Testament, first in Genesis 10:4 where he’s listed as a son of Javan, the father of the Greek people. The name can be used as a general reference to any Mediterranean Islanders, but refers specifically to the people of Cypress. Some modern translations use “western coastlands” for Kittim when speaking of the future, as in Daniel 11:30.

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