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Ash’kenaz (spreading fire), one of the three sons of Gomer, son of Japhet. Gen. 10:3. We may probably recognize the tribe of Ashkenaz on the northern shore of Asia Minor in the name of Lake Ascanius, and in Europe in the name Scand-ia, Scand-inavia. Knobel considers that Ashkenaz is to be identified with the German race.