There Sons of Japeth

Here is the line of Japheth,


The Sons of Japheth

Japheth means “enlargement” or “extension.” Indeed, his posterity spread over all the earth. Fourteen descendants (seven sons and seven grandsons) are listed:


1. Gomer (Gen. 10:2-3; 1Chr. 1:5-6), the progenitor of the ancient Galatians and Phrygians, from which came the natives of northern Europe known as the Gauls and Celts, and in later times as the Germans, French, Welsh, Irish, Britons and various other Anglo-Saxon races. These all came from the three sons of Gomer — Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.


2. Magog (Gen. 10:2; 1Chr. 1:5), the progenitor of the Scythians and Tartars whose descendants are predominant in modern Russia (Ezek. 38:2; 39:6; Rev. 20:8). Magog was also a general name of the country north of the Caucasus mountains which are between the Black and Caspian seas.


3. Madai (Gen. 10:2; 1Chr. 1:5), progenitor of the ancient Medes, Persians, and perhaps the Hindus.


4. Javan (Gen. 10:2-4; 1Chr. 1:5-7), the progenitor of the Greeks, Italians, Spaniards, Portuguese and other nations through Elishah, Tarshish, and Dodanim (Gen. 10:4). See Isa. 66:19; Ezek. 27:13,19. Kittim is identified with Cyprus and Mediterranean coasts (Gen. 10:4; Num. 24:24; 1Chr. 1:7; Isa. 23:1,12; Jer. 2:10; Ezek. 27:6; Dan. 11:30).


5. Tubal (Gen. 10:2; 1Chr. 1:5), progenitor of the Iberians, Georgians, Cappadocians, and other Asiatic and European races.


6. Meshech (Gen. 10:2; 1Chr. 1:5), the progenitor of Muscovite tribes that now inhabit Russia.


7. Tiras (Gen. 10:2; 1Chr. 1:5), the progenitor of the Thracians and perhaps the Etruscans who migrated to Italy.



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