Eli’shah (God is salvation), the eldest son of Javan. Gen. 10:4. The residence of his descendants is described in Ezek. 27:7 as the isles of Elishah, whence the Phœnicians obtained their purple and blue dyes. Some connect the race of Elishah with the Æolians, others with Elis, and in a more extended sense Peloponnesus, or even Hellas.