Ashkenaz: One of the three sons of Gomer
(Genesis 10:3) and founder of one of the
tribes of the Japhetic race. They are mentioned in connection with
Minni and Ararat, and hence their original seat must have been in
(Jeremiah 51:27) probably near the Black Sea, which, from their
founder, was first called Axenus, and afterwards the Euxine.