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NW Coast of Black Sea

Northwestern coast of Black Sea
 
The people whom Herodotus knew as the Scythians (Skythai) lived on the northwestern coast of the Black Sea, where modern Romania, Moldavia, and Ukraine are located. Earlier sources place them on the southern coast of the Black Sea (After the Flood, p. 200). Josephus records that those whom he called Magogites, the Greeks called Scythians (Josephus, 1.6.1). Magog was the second son of Japheth. Similarly, the Scythians were known as the Askuza to the Assyrians. Jeremiah equated the Askuza with the kingdom of Ashkenaz in Jeremiah 51:27 (After the Flood, pp. 199-200). Ashkenaz was the son of Gomer, the son of Japheth. Whether the Scythians were descended from Magog or Gomer, or a mixture of both, is unclear; what is clear is that they were definitely descended from Japheth.
 
 
 
    
 
Note that this same area was previously also linked with the Bulgarians (Old Great Bulgaria).
 
 
 
 
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