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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Japheth

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One of three sons of Noah. He was the father of Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. From these names it has been gathered that the descendants of Japheth spread over the whole of Europe and a great part of northern Asia. Noah prophesied of him, "God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant." He is not here brought into relationship with God, as Shem is: enlargement on the earth is what is predicted, and this has been manifestly fulfilled. Genesis 5:32 ; Genesis 6:10 ; Genesis 7:13 ; Genesis 9:18,23,27 ; Genesis 10:1,2,21 ; 1 Chronicles 1:4,5 .


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Japheth'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/j/japheth.html. 1897.

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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