Genesis 10:1-5 – The Descendants of Japheth

 1Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.

The thing to take note here before we begin is that this is not to divide the races and people but to see just how the earth was repopulated and that all came from Noah and to the extent from Adam

Acts 17

24God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

 25Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

 26And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

The Descendants of Japheth

 2The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

 3And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

 4And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

 5By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

Here are some of Japheth’s descendants

1 Chronicles 1

 5The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

 6And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

 7And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.


Gomer, thought to be the father of the Sumerians

Ashkenaz – Modern day Germany

Magog and Tubal – Modern day Russia

And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal and prophesy against him, and say, Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: and I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armor, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.(Ezekiel 38:1­6)

Many ancient sources have identified “Magog” as the “Scythians”
which were the ancestors of the Russians. In the 5th century B.C. Herodotus of Harlicarnassus, known as “Father of History” wrote about them, and how they terrorized the southern steepes of Russia from the 10th century B.C. to the 3rd Century B.C.

Arab writers confirm that in the Arabic language their name for the Great Wall of China is called “the Wall of Al Magog” and it was created to keep these savage people out of their country

Madai – This refers to the Medes and Persians (mentioned in Daniel) and points to present day Iran

Javan – Modern day Greece

Tiras – Italy

Meshech – Moscow

Riphath, and Togarmah – Turkey, Togarmah possibly being the Armenians

Tarshish – Spain or England

Kittim – Cyprus

And we see that initially the European peoples are born out of the lineage of Japheth and this points eventually England and the Caucasian race and what is known of as the Gentile nation

The Japhetic people have contributed 2 things to the world:

1)      They are responsible for man’s mental well-being.

2)      They are responsible for the scientific development of mankind especially in the area of philosophy

Since 539 B.C., with the defeat of the Babylonians by Cyrus the Great, no Semetic or Hamitic race has succeeded in breaking the world supremacy of the Japhethic race.

14 nations came out of Japheth.


About Clint Rodgers

I am a father of 2 wonderful children and the husband of a beautiful woman who has taught me more about compassion for goofballs than I could have ever learned. I have know Jesus for many years but about 5 years ago I truly met Him and now I do my best to follow Him as I walk in this world
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