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 (jā′fĭth′, jăf′ĭth)
In the Bible, a son of Noah and the brother of Shem and Ham.
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(Bible) Old Testament the second son of Noah, traditionally regarded as the ancestor of a number of non-Semitic nations (Genesis 10:1–5)
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(ˈdʒeɪ fɪθ)

a son of Noah. Gen. 5:32.
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Noun1.Japheth - (Old Testament) son of NoahJapheth - (Old Testament) son of Noah    
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
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Still, we had great fun with Japhet in 'Search of a Father', and with
"Well, I will avenge you of this wretch," replied D'Artagnan, giving himself the airs of Don Japhet of Armenia.
Here in close recess With Flowers, Garlands, and sweet-smelling Herbs Espoused EVE deckt first her Nuptial Bed, And heav'nly Quires the Hymenaean sung, What day the genial Angel to our Sire Brought her in naked beauty more adorn'd, More lovely then PANDORA, whom the Gods Endowd with all thir gifts, and O too like In sad event, when to the unwiser Son Of JAPHET brought by HERMES, she ensnar'd Mankind with her faire looks, to be aveng'd On him who had stole JOVES authentic fire.
"Officers will be informed on when to resume or take their leave at a later date," the statement signed by Japhet Koome for the Deputy IG said.
Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said the farms affected by the southwest monsoon or 'habagat' enhanced by the typhoon included those in maturing and reproductive stages, and a small portion in seedling and vegetative stages.
The Director of Disaster and Risk Management from the Office of the Prime Minister Japhet Iitenge said the process of livestock marketing is slow despite the government intervention to subside the farmers and motivate them to sell.
EACC Mombasa boss Japhet Baithalu confirmed the arrest saying the operation was conducted by officers from Nairobi.
Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino, said heavy rains brought by the tropical depression affected 433 farmers, covering 1,726.56-hectare farm in seven and 14 barangays of San Enrique and Valladolid towns, respectively.
General Manager, Caroline Selim, and Director of Sales and Marketing Tarek Zaher, welcomed the Ambassador of Namibia in Egypt, Japhet Isaack, and the football team to the hotel accompanied by an authentic Egyptian band which was playing traditional music at the lobby during their entrance.
In Calamba, Japhet Alvarez was killed in a shootout in Barangay Parian at 10:30 p.m.
Japhet Moyo, secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, could face 20 years in prison.