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Tu’bal is reckoned with Javan and Meshech among the sons of Japheth. Gen. 10:2; 1 Chron. 1:5. The three are again associated in the enumeration of the sources of the wealth of Tyre. Ezek. 27:13. Tubal and Javan, Isa. 66:19, Meshech and Tubal, Ezek. 32:26; 38:2–3; 39:1, are nations of the north. Ezek. 38:15; 39:2. Josephus identified the descendants of Tubal with the Iberians, that is, the inhabitants of a tract of country between the Caspian and Euxine Seas, which nearly corresponded to the modern Georgia.