Javan: 1. The fourth "son" of Japheth
(Genesis 10:2) whose descendants
settled in Greece, i.e., Ionia, which bears the name of Javan
in Hebrew. Alexander the Great is called the "king of Javan"
(Daniel 8:21; 10:20) comp.
(Daniel 11:2; Zechariah 9:13)
This word was universally used by the nations of the East as
the generic name of the Greek race.
2. A town or district of Arabia Felix, from which the Syrians
obtained iron, cassia, and calamus