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Japheth (son of Noah)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Japheth, Son of Noah
Japheth, Son of Noah (יֶפֶת‎, yepheth). One of Noah’s three sons who survived the flood of Gen 7 and helped repopulate the Earth; attributed as the ancestor of the Greeks and Persians in extrabiblical sources.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Japheth (Person)
JAPHETH (PERSON) [Heb yepet (יֶפֶת)]. The name of the third son of Noah. Japheth appears in the Hebrew Bible 11 times, in the primeval history and the Chronicler’s history (Gen 5:32; 6:10; 7:13; 9:18, 23, 27; 10:1, 2, 21; 1 Chr 1:4, 5).A. The NameThe etymological origin and meaning of the name Japheth
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Japheth
Japheth. One of Noah’s three sons (Gn 5:32; 7:13; 9:18, 23, 27; 10:1–5; 1 Chr 1:4–6) who, along with his wife, was among the eight human survivors of the great flood. Because Japheth and his brother Shem acted with respect and modesty in covering their father’s nakedness while he was in a drunken condition
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Japheth
Japheth jāʹfəth [Heb. yep̱eṯ, yāp̱eṯ; Gk. Iapheth] (Gen. 9:27). This name is the hiphil jussive of Heb. pāṯa, “to open,” and means “may God enlarge.” Japheth had seven immediate descendants (Gen. 10:2; 1 Ch. 1:5–7), represented by the nations designated Gomer (perhaps the ancient Cimmerians who
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Japheth
JAPHETH One of Noah’s three sons (Gn 5:32; 7:13; 9:18, 23, 27; 10:1–5; 1 Chr 1:4–5) who, along with his wife, was among the eight human survivors of the great Flood. Because Japheth and his brother Shem acted with respect and modesty in covering their father’s nakedness while he was in a drunken condition
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Japheth
Japheth (jay´fith).1 One of the three sons of Noah (Gen. 5:32; 6:10; 7:13; 9:18, 23, 27; 1 Chron. 1:4), evidently either the youngest (he is normally listed third) or the second son (cf. Gen. 9:22, 24). According to the Table of Nations in Gen. 10, Japheth was the ancestor of a number of widespread
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Japheth
JAPHETH. The third son of Noah (Gen 10:1), father of some 14 nations forming the Indo-Germanic family, originally inhabiting the Caucasus, thence spreading E and W. His descendants erected the civilizations of the Medes and Persians, produced the Ionians of western Asia Minor, Cappadocians (including
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Japheth
JAPHETH (Heb. yep̱eṯ). One of the sons of Noah, usually mentioned last of the three (Gn. 5:32; 6:10; 7:13; 9:18, 23, 27; 1 Ch. 1:4), but his descendants are recorded first in Gn. 10 (and 1 Ch. 1:5–7). He was the ancestor of a number of tribes and peoples, most of whom had names which in historical times
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Japheth
Japheth (Heb. yep̱eṯ, yāp̱eṯ; Gk. Iápheth)1. One of the three sons of Noah, apparently the youngest since he is usually named last (although in the Table of Nations his line of descent is given first; Gen. 10; 1 Chr. 1:1–17). The derivation of the name is uncertain, but Heb. pth, “to be spacious,”
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Japheth
Japheth [jāˊfĭth] (Heb. yep̱eṯ, yāp̱eṯ “may [God] enlarge”; Gk. Iapheth).†
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Japheth
JAPHETH The second son of Noah (Gen 5:32, 6:10, 7:13, 9:18, 10:1; 1 Chr 1:4). In the Genesis narrative, only one deed of Japheth is mentioned: he covered the nakedness of his father, for which he received a blessing (Gen 9:27). He is listed in the Table of Nations as the ancestor of the Japhethites,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Japheth
Ja´pheth (enlargement), one of the three sons of Noah. The descendants of Japheth occupied the “isles of the Gentiles,” Gen. 10:5i.e., the coast lands of the Mediterranean Sea in Europe and Asia Minor—whence they spread northward over the whole continent of Europe and a considerable portion of Asia.
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Noah Father
Wife of Noah Mother
Shem Brother
Ham Brother
Javan Son
Gomer Son
Meshech Son
Tubal Son
Tiras Son
Media Son
Lamech Grandfather
Arpachshad Nephew
Canaan Nephew
Cush Nephew
Aram Nephew
Elam Nephew
Asshur Nephew
Tarshish Grandson
Lud Nephew
Put Nephew
Elishah Grandson
Togarmah Grandson
Ashkenaz Grandson
Riphath Grandson
Meshech Nephew