Re: First Name "Yehafet" #general


Judith Romney Wegner
 

Len asked:
Just wonder about a man's name - Yaphet - is there a precedent for that?
I'm not sure what you mean by a precedent, but Yaphet is the original
Hebrew name rendered as "Japhet" in transliteration. He was one of the
sons of Noah in the "myth of origins" (I use the term technically) found
in Genesis. The Biblical "anthropology" presents Shem as the ancestor of
the Semites (Israelites, Arabs, etc.) Ham of the Hamites (black Africans),
and Japhet of the Caucasian race.

Judith Romney Wegner
Providence, RI

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