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" (rendered "Grecia," Daniel:8:21Daniel:10:20; comp. 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 Ezekiel:27:19).