Sunday, February 27, 2011

Where does my name come from?

Jafeth comes from Japhet, the son of Noah, is commonly believed to be the father of the Europeans. The link between Japheth and the Europeans stems from Genesis 10:5, which states," By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands. According to that book, Japheth and his two brothers formed the three major races.
Japheth or Jafeth is the father of the Japhetic race
Ham is the father of the Hamitic race
Shem is the father of the Semitic race

from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japheth

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