drawing out, the sixth son of Japheth (Gen. 10:2), the founder of a tribe (1 Chr. 1:5; Ezek. 27:13; 38:2,3). They were in all probability the Moschi, a people inhabiting the Moschian Mountains, between the Black and the Caspian Seas. In Ps. 120:5 the name occurs as simply a synonym for foreigners or barbarians. "During the ascendency of the Babylonians and Persians in Western Asia, the Moschi were subdued; but it seems probable that a large number of them crossed the Caucasus range and spread over the northern steppes, mingling with the Scythians. There they became known as Muscovs, and gave that name to the Russian nation and its ancient capital by which they are still generally known throughout the East"
“meshech” and “Tubal” are no hindrance to this view, if the names of the so-called “sons of Japheth” are critically examined.
But at this meshech, instead of being impressed, burst into a loud haw haw.
meshech, as before intimated, was partially drunk, and spoke out of the fullness of his heart.
"I s'pose meshech's fam'ly 'll hev to go ontew the taown," observed Israel Goodrich.
Javan, Tubal, and meshech, they were thy merchants: they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass in thy market.
meshech was left to snore upon the barroom floor and grope his way outdoors as best he might, when he should return to his senses.
Javan, Tubal, and meshech, they were thy traffickers: they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass for thy merchandise.
There was a chorus of thick-tongued protestations of equal valor, and the crowd reeled out after meshech.
"Let the gal 'lone," said meshech, catching him by the shoulder.
Flat on his back, in the middle of the parlor carpet, was stretched meshech Little, dead drunk.