Progeny of Japheth’s Son Javan or Ion Tribes of Elisha & Kittim Built Cition on Alashiya Later Named Cyprus for Copper


After the Tower of Babel, the progeny of Japheth’s son Javan headed straight west to the Mediterranean coast to build ships to go discover the copper-rich island of Cyprus, first named Alashiya for Javan’s son Elisha, and the big city Kition named for the Kittim, also progeny of Javan (Ion the Ionians). When the Mycenaeans invaded circa 1300 b. c., they named the island Kupros which in Greek means copper.