Scythians (Sith´ee-uhnz)

A nomadic people from the Caucasus who threatened the Assyrian Empire and later the Persian Empire from the north. In the OT they are called Ashkenaz (Gen 10:3; 1Chr 1:6; Jer 51:27).

Gen 10:3

3The descendants of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.

1Chr 1:6

6The descendants of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Diphath, and Togarmah.

Jer 51:27

27Raise a standard in the land,
blow the trumpet among the nations;
prepare the nations for war against her,
summon against her the kingdoms,
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