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Genesis 10:2

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The sons of Japheth 1  were Gomer, 2  Magog, 3  Madai, 4  Javan, 5  Tubal, 6  Meshech, 7  and Tiras. 8 

XREF

Ge 10:21; 1Ch 1:5-7; Isa 66:19; Eze 27:7,12-14,19; Eze 38:2,6,15; Eze 39:1; Re 20:8

NET © Notes

sn The Greek form of the name Japheth, Iapetos, is used in Greek tradition for the ancestor of the Greeks.

sn Gomer was the ancestor of the Cimmerians. For a discussion of the Cimmerians see E. M. Yamauchi, Foes from the Northern Frontier (SBA), 49-61.

sn For a discussion of various proposals concerning the descendants of Magog see E. M. Yamauchi, Foes from the Northern Frontier (SBA), 22-24.

sn Madai was the ancestor of the Medes, who lived east of Assyria.

sn Javan was the father of the Hellenic race, the Ionians who lived in western Asia Minor.

sn Tubal was the ancestor of militaristic tribes that lived north of the Black Sea. For a discussion of ancient references to Tubal see E. M. Yamauchi, Foes from the Northern Frontier (SBA), 24-26.

sn Meshech was the ancestor of the people known in Assyrian records as the Musku. For a discussion of ancient references to them see E. M. Yamauchi, Foes from the Northern Frontier (SBA), 24-26.

sn Tiras was the ancestor of the Thracians, some of whom possibly became the Pelasgian pirates of the Aegean.



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