History: The Generations of Noah: From Japheth to the Romans

Shalom everyone! The following is a diagram of the generations of Noah (Noach), from his son Japheth to his grandson Kittim, progenitor of the Romim (Romans), based upon the accounts of the Book of Genesis (Bereshith) in the Tanakh, the Book of Jasher, and the Book of Jubilees. The descendants of Japheth also known as “Japhetites,” or “Indo-Europeans” in the English language.

Japheth was the eldest son of Noah though he is mentioned third and last in the Book of Genesis. The Japhethites migrated from Mesopotamia to Europe, West Asia (Turkey, the Caucasus and northern Iran), Central Asia and North Asia:

The Generations of Noah: From Japheth to Romim (The Romans)

Japheth married Adataneses daughter of Eliakim, and had issue:

  • Seven sons Gomer, Magog, Madai, Tubal, Meshech, Tiras and Javan.
Son of Japheth  Descendants
Gomer Gomer had issue, three sons Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.

  • Riphath had issue, one son Bartonim.
  • Togarmah had issue, ten sons Buzar (Khazar), Parzunac, Balgar (Bulgar), Elicanum, Ragbib, Tarki, Bid, Zebuc, Ongal, and Tilmaz.
 Magog  Magog had issue, two sons Elichanaf and Lubal.
 Madai  Madai had issue, four sons Achon, Zeelo, Chazoni and Lot.
 Tubal  Tubal had issue, three sons Ariphi, Kesed, and Taari.
 Meshech  Meshech had issue, three sons Dedon, Zaron, and Shebashni.
 Tiras  Tiras had issue, seven sons Benib, Gera, Lupirion, Gilak, Rushash, Cushni, and Ongolis.
 Javan   Javan (Greece) had issue, four sons Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim and Dodanim.

  • Elishah had issue, one son Almanim.
  • Kittim had issue, one son Romim (Romans).

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