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RASSES, RASSIS răs’ ez (LXX Ρασσίς, meaning uncertain).
A place whose people were destroyed along with those of Ishmael by the army of Holofernes (
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
(Rhaasseis, Codex Alexandrinus and Codex Vaticanus, Rhasseis; Vulgate (Jerome’s Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) Tharsis; Old Latin Thiras et Rasis): The children of Rasses are mentioned with Put, Lud and the children of Ishmael as having been subdued by Holofernes (Judith 2:23).
Their identity is a matter of conjecture only. Some think Vulgate (Jerome’s Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) Tharsis (= Tarsus) is meant, others Rosh (