: the eldest son of Noah held to be the progenitor of the Semitic peoples.
All that is said of Shem’s wife in the Bible is that she was on the ark and she had sons. The rest, including her barrenness and then her healing at the hands of Methuselah, was added in the film. While we know she had children, there is no mention of twin girls.
Ham, (in Hebrew: חָם Hebrew pronunciation: [ ˈħam ]) according to the Table of Nations in the Book of Genesis, was the second son of Noah and the father of Cush, Mizraim, Phut and Canaan. Ham’s descendants are interpreted by Flavius Josephus and others as having populated Africa and adjoining parts of Asia.
According to Luke 3:36 Jesus is a descendant of Shem.
The meaning of the name Japheth is disputable. There are two possible sources to the meaning of the name: From Aramaic root פתה, meaning to extend. In this case, the name would mean may He extend (Rashi). From Hebrew root יפה, meaning beauty, in which case the name would mean beautiful.
Some later Islamic commentators give his name as either Yam or Kan’an. According to Irish mythology, as found in the Annals of the Four Masters and elsewhere, Noah had another son named Bith who was not allowed aboard the Ark, and who attempted to colonise Ireland with 54 persons, only to be wiped out in the Deluge.
Book of Jasher. Translated by Moses, Samuel., the name of Noah’s wife is said to be Naamah, daughter of Enoch.
A team of evangelical Christian explorers claim they’ve found the remains of Noah’s ark beneath snow and volcanic debris on Turkey’s Mount Ararat (map). But some archaeologists and historians are taking the latest claim that Noah’s ark has been found about as seriously as they have past ones—which is to say not very.
‘ 1 Chronicles 2:8 ‘The sons of Ham: Cush, Egypt (Mizraim), Put, and Canaan. ‘ HAM’S descendants settled in Southern Arabia, Southern Egypt, East shore of the Mediterranean, and the North coast of Africa.
Ham had four sons: Cush, Mizraim, Phut, and Canaan (Genesis 10:6). The name ‘Mizraim’ is the original name given for Egypt in the Hebrew Old Testament.
God told Abraham to settle in Canaan. A shortage of food later forced the Israelites to leave Canaan. Many Israelites moved to Egypt.