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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Tarshish
    a Sanscrit or Aryan word, meaning "the sea coast." (1.) One of
    the "sons" of Javan (Gen. 10:4; 1 Chr. 1:7).
      (2.) The name of a place which first comes into notice in the
    days of Solomon. The question as to the locality of Tarshish has
    given rise to not a little discussion. Some think there was a
    Tarshish in the East, on the Indian coast, seeing that "ships of
    Tarshish" sailed from Eziongeber, on the Red Sea (1 Kings 9:26;
    22:48; 2 Chr. 9:21). Some, again, argue that Carthage was the
    place so named. There can be little doubt, however, that this is
    the name of a Phoenician port in Spain, between the two mouths
    of the Guadalquivir (the name given to the river by the Arabs,
    and meaning "the great wady" or water-course). It was founded by
    a Carthaginian colony, and was the farthest western harbour of
    Tyrian sailors. It was to this port Jonah's ship was about to
    sail from Joppa. It has well been styled "the Peru of Tyrian
    adventure;" it abounded in gold and silver mines.
      It appears that this name also is used without reference to
    any locality. "Ships of Tarshish" is an expression sometimes
    denoting simply ships intended for a long voyage (Isa. 23:1,
    14), ships of a large size (sea-going ships), whatever might be
    the port to which they sailed. Solomon's ships were so styled (1
    Kings 10:22; 22:49).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Tarshish, contemplation; examination