Yefet

Synonyms:
Japheth, YE-fet, יֶפֶת
Japheth (Wikipedia)
Japhet (Biblical character)
Japheth.jpg
"Japhet third son of Noah", as depicted in Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum (c. 1553)
ChildrenGomer
Magog
Madai
Javan
Tubal
Meshech
Tiras
Parent(s)Noah

Japheth /ˈfɛθ/ (Hebrew:

יֶפֶת‬, Yefet; Greek: Ἰάφεθ Iapheth; Latin: Iafeth, Iapheth, Iaphethus, Iapetus), is one of the three sons of Noah in the Book of Genesis, where he plays a role in the story of Noah's drunkenness and the curse of Ham, and subsequently in the Table of Nations as the ancestor of the peoples of the Aegean, Anatolia, and elsewhere. In medieval and early modern European tradition he was considered to be the progenitor of European and, later, East Asian peoples.

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