- characters in biblical narrative
In the book of Genesis, second son of Noah and himself the father of Cush, Mizraim, Phut and Canaan.
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In the book of Genesis, one of the three sons of Noah. In Isidore’s Etymologiae, he is regarded as the ancestor of European peoples, an idea which proved seminal in subsequent tradition.
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(time-frame ass. with Noah and the Flood)
Patriarch in the Book of Genesis. When God unleashes the Flood on the world, he spares only Noah and his family, as well as pairs of every animal, that survive the waters of the deluge in the Ark.
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