Genesis 10:1-5 NIV

The Table of Nations

1 This is the account1 of Shem, Ham and Japheth,2 Noah's sons,3 who themselves had sons after the flood.

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The Japhethites

10:2-5pp -- 1Ch 1:5-7

2 The sonsa of Japheth: Gomer,4 Magog,5 Madai, Javan,6 Tubal,7 Meshech8 and Tiras.

References for Genesis 10:2

    • a 10:2 - "Sons" may mean "descendants" or "successors" or "nations"; also in verses 3, 4, 6, 7, 20-23, 29 and 31.
      3 The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz,9 Riphath and Togarmah.10

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      4 The sons of Javan: Elishah,11 Tarshish,12 the Kittim13 and the Rodanim.b

      References for Genesis 10:4

        • b 10:4 - Some manuscripts of the Masoretic Text and Samaritan Pentateuch (see also Septuagint and 1 Chron. 1:7); most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text "Dodanim"
          5 (From these the maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language.)14

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