And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
God shall enlarge Japheth, And he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; And Canaan shall be his servant.
And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
“Meshech” and “Tubal” are no hindrance to this view, if the names of the so-called “sons of Japheth” are critically examined.
Ham will be ever lower than Shem; Shem will be ever lower than Japheth.
For Japheth, however, he prays that he may become a true Japheth.
The greater blessing was upon Japheth in his man-developing Europe.
Whether the mental powers of Shem and Japheth, were originally superior to those of Ham, we know not.
Ham was cursed to render service, forever, to Shem and Japheth.
That Shem, Ham and Japheth being white, proves that their father and mother were white.
youngest of the three sons of Noah, from Latin Japheth, from Greek Iapheth, from Hebrew Yepheth, literally "enlargement," from causative form of the stem p-t-h "to be wide, spacious."