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And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

9:18 Japheth. The original meanings of these names are uncertain, but the most probable meanings are: Shem means “Name” or “Renown;” Ham means “Warm” or “Hot;” Japheth means “Enlarged” or “Beautiful.”


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