Cross over to the isles of Kittim, and gaze.
The sons of Javan: Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Rodanim.
And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
And the sons of Javan: Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
One reason was that“ the ships of Kittim” came against the king of the north.
The New International Version renders the expression“ ships of Kittim” as“ ships of the western coastlands.”.
In Daniel's time, Kittim was Cyprus,
and early in the first world war, Cyprus was annexed by Britain.
In the first world war, the ships of Kittim proved to be the ships of Britain,
lying off the western coast of Europe.
He said,"You shall rejoice no more, you oppressed virgin daughter of Sidon. Arise,
pass over to Kittim. Even there you will have no rest.
Moreover, according to The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, the name Kittim“ is extended to include the W[
est] in general, but esp[ ecially] the seafaring W[ est].”.
The burden of Tyre. Howl, you ships of Tarshish! For it is laid waste, so that there is no house,
no entering in. From the land of Kittim it is revealed to them.
For ships of Kittim shall come against him;
therefore he shall be grieved, and shall return, and have indignation against the holy covenant, and shall do[his pleasure]: he shall even return, and have regard to those who forsake the holy covenant.