PART X: “A Family History of Noah and His Offspring”
Family annals of Noah’s sons, Shaym, Ham, and Jafith… that is, of offspring born to his sons following God’s flood:
Offspring of Jafith: his sons, Gomar, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Mashach, and Tiras. Gomar’s sons: Ashkinaz, Riphat, and Togarmah. Javan’s sons: Alisha and Tarshish, Kittim and Dodanim. This branch of Noah’s family would grow to found coastal nations (thus – logically – outshining any land-bound country in sailing and shipping, as, too, in swimming, diving, and surfing sports). This is a listing of Jafith’s offspring, sons signifying individual lands and concomitant linguistic idioms, clans, and nations.
Offspring of Ham: his sons, Cush, Mitzrayim, Put, and Canaan. Cush’s sons: Saba, Havilah, Raamah, and Sabtaca. Raamah’s sons: Shiba and Didan. Also born to Cush was Nimrod, our world’s first conspicuous strong-man, a mighty huntsman in God’s sight. Thus a familiar folk-saying: As mighty a huntsman as Nimrod in God’s sight.” Among his kingdom’s mainstays Nimrod could count Babylon, Arach, Akkad, and Calnay, which is in Shinar. Going from that land to Assyria, Nimrod built Ninvah, Rihoboth-Ir, Calah, and Rasin, a major city half-way from Ninvah to Calah.
Offspring born to Mitzrayim: Ludim, Anamim, Lahabim, Naphtuhim, Pathrusim, Casluhim (from which Philistia would sprout), and Caphtorim.
Offspring born to Canaan: Sidon, his first-born, and Hait; also natins of Jabusitish, Amoritish, Girgashitish, Hivitish, Arkitish, Sinitish, Arvaditish, Zamiritish, and Hamitish origin. Soon, Canaanitish clans would also sprout forth, with Canaan inhabiting land from Sidon as far as Grar, which is around Gaza, and as far as Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Ziboiim, on toward Lasha. This is a listing of Ham’s offspring, sons signifying individual lands and concomitant linguistic idioms, clans, and nations.
Offspring was also born to Shaym, paradigmatic patriarch of all Ibar’s offspring (thus “Ivrit” – a linguistic idiom typifying Judaic writings and worship)… and to whom Jafith was junior-most sibling. Offspring of Shaym: Aylam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram. Aram’s sons: Uz, Hul, Gathar, and Mash. Born to Arpachshad was Shalach, to whom, in turn, Ibar was born. Ibar had two sons: Ibar was to call his first son Palig, signifying that global diffusion of this world’s population was to occur (“Niphlagah”) in his days. His sibling was Joktan. Sons born to Joktan: Almodad, Shalaph, Hazarmavit, Jarah, Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, Obal, Abimail, Shiba, Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab: all Joktan’s sons. This branch of Noah’s family would inhabit towns from Maisha as far as Saphar, in hilly country on toward Jordan. This is a listing of SHaym’s offspring, sons signifying individual lands and concomitant linguistic idioms, clans, and nations, from which all post-diluvian nations would grow to occupy our world.