Son of Javan and grandson of Japheth, who was one of Noah's three sons (Gen. 10:4). In prophesying of the destruction of Tyre, Ezekiel says, "Blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was thine awning" (Ezek. 27:7).
Meta. Even the human reasoning in man acknowledges that God is the saving power of His people (Japheth refers to the intellect, or reason, in man). Javan means clayey soil, productiveness, as it relates to the physical and material. The intellectual powers of man are human and they are deceiving, yet they are productive on their own plane, and back of the intellect is that which knows God to be the one true, helping, sustaining. saving power in man. This knowing force is represented by Elishah.