Shem, Ham, Yepheth

After the Flood


After the flood every living creature was non existent except for Noah, his family, and an ark full of animals. After 150 days of the rain, they had to wait another 150 days for it to diminish  from off  of the earth.   Once they landed on the mountains of Ararat they waited  fifty-four days before leaving the ark.  After the waters receded from the earth’s surface, Noah, his family and the animals left the ark.  Noah and his three son’s Ham, Shem, and Yepheth went on to repopulate the earth with humankind. They started the re-population process on Nisan the 1st in the year of 601 BCE, {April 1, 601 before time was made} Genesis 8:13

Bereshith(Genesis) 9:18-19 & 10:1

Hebrew-English Translation
(V.18) And the sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem and Ham and Yepheth…..(V.19) These three were the sons of Noah, and all the earth was overspread from them.
(10:1) And this is the geneology of the sons of Noah:  Shem, Ham, and Yepheth.  And sons were born to them after the flood.

(V.18) And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth……(V.19)  These are the three sons of Noah:  and of them was the whole earth overspread.
(10:1) Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth:  and unto them were sons born after the flood.

1611 KJV
(V. 18) And the sonnes of Noah that went forth of the Arke, were Shem, and Ham, and Iaphet…..(V.19)  These are the three sonnes of Noah: and of them was the whole earth ouerspread.
(10:1) Now these are the generations of the sonnes of Noah; Shem, Ham, and Iaphet: and vnto them were sonnes borne after the Flood.

1382 KJV
(V.18) Therfore thei that yeden out of the schip weren Noe, Sem, Cham, and Japheth….(V.19) These thre weren the sones of Noe, and al the kynde of men was sowun of hem on al erthe.
(10:1) These ben the generaciouns of the sones of Noe, Sem, Cham, and Jafeth. And sones weren borun to hem aftir the greet flood.


The sons of Yepheth:  Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Yawan, and Tubal, and Meshek, and Tiras.
(10:3)And the sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
(10:4)And the sons of Yawan:  Elishah, and Tarshish, and Kittim, and Dodanim.
(10:5)From these the coastland peoples of the nations were separated into their lands, everyone according to his language,according to their clans, into their nations.

(v2)The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
(v3)And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
(v4)And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
(v5)By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

The Son’s of Yepheth

Descendents of Yepheth occupied coast lands of Mediterranean Sea in Europe and Asia Minor. They spread north over the whole continent of Europe and a large portion of Asia. This is the nationality of the sons of Yepheth.
GOMER– France, Belgium, Turkey, Scots, Irish, Welsh, Saxons, Britains {Celtic tribes}
ASHKENAZ–Scandinavia, Germany, Northern share of Asia  Minor {German Jews}, {Spain Jews}, and Portugal
RIPHATH–Ancestor of the Celts, Carpathian mountain range, NE of  Dacia, Roman province to Romania

MAGOG–   Scythians which is Modern Russia
MADAI–    Medes, Gomerites, Greeks, Tabareni, Moschi, Iran
YAWAN(JAVAN)    Greece, Syria
Germanic tribes of Greece
KITTIM(Chittim)– Island of Cyprus
 DEDANIM–Baltic Peninsula Illyricum and Troy, Austria Indo-European speaking people, Albania
TUBAL–Georgia, Iberia {Caucasian}, Spain
TIRAS–Nations of Agean Sea,
The Romans  Thirasians {flame-haired, red or blonde}



(10:6)And the sons of Ham: Kush, and Mitsrayim, and Put, and Kena’an.
(10:7)And the sons of Kush:  Seba, and Hawilah, and Sabtah, and Ra’mah, and Sabteka.  And the sons of Ra’mah:  Sheba and Dedan.
(10:8)And Kush brought forth Nimrod...
(10:13)And Mitsrayim brought forth Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and, Naphtuhim. 

(10:14)-And Pathrusim, and Kasluhim from whom came the Pelishtites and Kaphtorim.
(10:14)And Kena’an brought forth Tsidon his firstborn, and Heth
(10:15)and the Yebusite and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,
(10:16)and the Hiwwite, and the Arqite, and the Sinite,
(10:17)and the Arwadite, and the Tsemarite, and the Hamathite. And afterwards the clan of the  Kena’anites were spread abroad.

(v6)And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.(v7)And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.(v8)And Cush begat Nimrod….(v13)And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,(v14)And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.(v15)And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,(v16)And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,(v17)And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,(v18)And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.

The Sons of HAM

Descendants of Ham occupied African and parts of Arabia. They spread south through the whole continent of Africa. This is the nationality of the sons of Ham.
KUSH(Cush)Ethiopia, Sudan, Babylonia & Arabia(Higher Nile to the Euphrates and Tigris).
            SONS OF KUSH- All identified with sites in Arabia and Africa.
            SEBA- Nation of Africa (Ethiopian Island and city  named Meroe)  laying between the Astaboras, the Atbara, northern most tributary of                             the Nile and the Astapus, the Bahr el-Azrak(Blue River). 
HAWILAH(Havilah) District in Arabia Felix, District of Kualan(Northwest Yemen)
Southern Arabia
RA’MAH(Raamah)- Settled on the Persian Gulf-renowned as traders.
SABTEKA (Sabtechah)
NIMROD- Nubian-Established Shinar empire(Babylonia).  He founded the capital towns of Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh.  His empire
                                    expanded north along the Tigris river over Assyria where he founded four capital towns:  Nineveh, Rehoboth, Calah, and  Resen.
            SONS OF RA’MAH
-Settled on the shores of the Persian Gulf.
DEDAN– Persian Gulf

            SONS OF MITSRAYIM- Sons pushed on into the African continent.
            LUDIMLydians-Settled far west of Egypt.
 LEHABIM Lybians-Same as the Rebu or Lebu of the Egyptian inscriptions.
 NAPHTUHIMSettled in Egypt or immediately west of it.
PATHRUSIM- Settled in parts or all of upper Egypt.
 KASLUHIM(Casluhim)- Philistines and Caphtorim.

LibyaNorthern part of Africa near Mediterranean Sea and Nubia, south of Egypt.

KENA’AN(Canaan) Palestine and progenitor of the Phoenicians.  Settled from the sea coast of Palestine all the way westward of the Jordan.  They no longer exist as a nation including the offspring.
            SONS OF KENA’AN
Father of strong and wealthy sea-faring Phoenician city to the north of Tyre on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea.                              The city is the same name as its founder “Tsidon.” This is modern day “Saida”.
            HETH— Hittite nation forefather-(Large empire in “modern” Turkey that last about 1000 years.  When the empire fell they  moved east                                   possibly towards the orient.           
Original Kena’anite settlers of Jerusalem.  Kena’an’s son name is Yebus/Jebus.
           AMORITE—  Settled on the elevated portion of Kena’an.  They occuppied Engedi(barren heights, west of the Dead Sea and then they moved westward to Hebron.
GIRGASHITE— Settled in Kena’an east of the Sea of Galilee and north of Palestine
HIWWITE(Hivites) Norther confines of Palestine in the land of Mizpeh also known as Horites.  Mt. Lebanon from Mt. Baal Hermon to the                                          beginnings of Hamath.
ARQITE(Arkite)– Arka was north of Phoenicia, on the coast, 2 plus hours from the shore,12 miles north of Tripoli,  and 5 miles south of   the Nahr El-Kebir.    
SINITE(Oriental)– Northern part of Lebanon.
ARWADITE(Arvadite)– Island of Raud, lies off of Tortosa, 2 to 3 miles from the coast of Phoenicia.
          TSEMARITE(Zemarite)– Emmessa(modern Hums).
HAMATHITE— Upper Syria in the valley of the Orontes

(10:22)– The sons of Shem: Eylam,and Asshur, and Arpakshad, and Lud, and Aram.
(10:23)– And the sons of Aram: Uts, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.
(10:24)– And Arpakshad brought forth Shelah, and Shelah brought forth Eber.
(10:25)– And to Eber were born two sons, the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided, and his brother’s name was Yoqtan.
(10:26)– And Yoqtan brought forth Alomodad and Sheleph, and Hatsarmaweth, and Yerah
(10:27)– and Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diqlah
(10:28)- and Obal, and Abime’al, and Sheba.
 (10:29)- and Ophir, and Hawilah, and Yobab. All these were sons of Yoqtan.
(10:30)- And their dwelling place was from Meysha as you go toward Sephar a mountain of the east.

(v22)The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.(v23)And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.(v24)And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.(v25)And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.(v26)And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,(v27)And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,(v28)And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,(v29)And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.(v30)And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east.

Descendants of Shem occupied the middle east, Arabia, and parts of Eastern Africa. Yahuah’s chosen people the Hebrew Israelites comes out of the lineage of ShemThis is the nationality of the sons of Shem.

ElamArabia- Elamite province laying south of Assyria and east of Persia.



AramAramaic, Armenia, Mesopotamia, Syria
Sons of Aram
Uts(Uz) In northern Arabia adjacent to Median,Southern Edom, west of the                Arabia Desert.
Hul— Roots in Lebanon
Gether–No trace found.
Mash(Meshech)— Northern boundary of Mesopotamia,between the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers.

Arpakshad(Arphaxad)“Stronghold of the Chaldees”,From which Abraham descended.

Son of Arphaxad
Son of Shelah
Eber(Translates to Hebrew)

Sons of Eber
Peleg–In his days the earth was divided(Gen. 25:10).  Settled in Mesopotamia.
Yoqtan(Joktan)— Migrated into southern Arabia-Father of several tribes in the Arabia desert.
Son of Peleg
Son of Re’u
Son of Serug

Son of Nahor

Sons of Terah
AbramAbraham, father of the Hebrew Israelites and the Ishmaelites.
Nahor— Eastern side of the Euphrates.
Haran–Died in the land of Ur of the Chaldees while his father Terah was still living.
Son of Haran
Sons of Yoqtan(Joktan)
Almodad–Settlement is not identified but most likely settled in Arabia.
Sheleph Settlement is not identified but most likely settled in Arabia.
Hatsarmaweth(Hazarmaveth)–Southern Arabia, capital city of Satham with major ports Mirbat, Zafari, and Kisheem.  Traded with India and Africa.
Yerah(Jerah)— Progenitor of a tribe of southern Arabia.
Hadoram–Settlement is not identified but most likely settled in Arabia.
Uzal— Settled in ancient capital city of San’a in Yemen.  It is about 150 miles away from Aden and 100 miles from the Red Sea coast.
Diqlah(Diklah)–Settled in the part of Arabia that has lots of palm trees.
Obal(Ebal)— Founder of an Arab tribe.
Abime’al(Abimael)–Father of Mael- Progenitor of Arab tribe—Mali
Sheba— Kingdom of Sheba.  It encompassed the greater part of the Yemen/Arabia Felix bordered by the Red Sea.  The Queen of Sheba visited Solomon in 1 Kings 10:1.
Ophir— Settled in a seaport region in southern Arabia bordering the Indian Ocean.
Hawilah(Havilah)–Settlement is not identified but most likely settled in Arabia.
Yobab(Jobab)— Tribe in Arabian desert.


The Final Thought!

We are told many different stories about Shem, Ham, and Yepheth, the truth of the matter is that history has been misconstrued and deliberately falsified to hide the true atrocities done to us by the powers that be. We will not find out every truth until we meet our Creator the I AM, Yah! Know your history and where you came from whether your black, white, brown, yellow, red, or purple, you need to know from whence you came. Cause if you don’t know where you been, you won’t know where you are going.


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