(enlargement ), one of the three sons of Noah. The descendants of Japheth occupied the "isles of the Gentiles," ( Genesis 10:5 ) --i.e. the coast lands of the Mediterranean Sea in Europe and Asia Minor-- whence they spread northward over the whole continent of Europe and a considerable portion of Asia.
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Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Japheth'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".