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Headword: Θαρσεῖς
Adler number: theta,54
Translated headword: Tharseis, Tarshish
Vetting Status: high
[Tharseis is what] Isaiah and Ezekiel call Carthage, the [city] lying in front of Libya.[1] Saba [is] the Ethiopian race. But Libyans, who are also called Africans, hold the western parts of the inhabited world, Ethiopians the east and south, Arabs the central land-mass, and the Islanders the middle parts of the sea. These men he said[2] shall fall down in the presence of God. "In the presence of God Ethiopians shall fall down". David [sc. writes this].
Greek Original:
Θαρσεῖς τὴν Καρχηδόνα, τὴν τῆς Λιβύης προκαθημένην, Ἠσαί̈ας καὶ Ἰεζεκιὴλ ὀνομάζουσι. Σαβὰ δὲ Αἰθιοπικὸν ἔθνος. ἀλλὰ Λίβυες μέν, οἱ καὶ Ἄφροι προσαγορευόμενοι, τὰ ἑσπέρια τῆς οἰκουμένης κατέχουσι τμήματα, Αἰθίοπες δὲ τὰ ἑῷα καὶ νότια, Ἄραβες δὲ τὴν μέσην ἤπει- ρον, οἱ δὲ Νησιῶται τῆς θαλάσσης τὰ μέσα. τούτους ἔφης προπεσεῖσθαι ἐνώπιον τοῦ θεοῦ. ἐνώπιον τοῦ θεοῦ προπεσοῦνται Αἰθίοπες. Δαβίδ.
Theodoret (PG 80.1436ab) on Psalm 71:9 LXX, which is quoted at the end of the entry.
See also theta 55, theta 56.
[1] See kappa 444, kappa 445.
[2] Second person singular transmitted in Suda mss; should be third.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 December 2000@12:19:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation) on 4 December 2000@03:16:35.
Catharine Roth (added references) on 16 December 2001@20:19:46.
David Whitehead (modified translation, on the advice of Prof. Arysio Nunes dos Santos; modified and augmented notes) on 16 August 2004@05:32:15.
Catharine Roth (supplemented headword, added cross-references) on 22 August 2006@20:14:58.
David Whitehead (corrected a note number; added a keyword) on 23 August 2006@03:25:21.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 22 March 2011@08:15:46.
David Whitehead on 28 December 2012@07:15:11.
David Whitehead on 28 December 2012@07:16:18.
David Whitehead (coding) on 27 April 2016@10:03:30.


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