Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Yāfit̲h̲
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, the Japheth of the Bible, is not mentioned in the Ḳurʾān; but the exegesis of the Ḳurʾān and legend are familiar with the names of the sons of Nūḥ: Sām, Ḥām, Yāfit̲h̲ (exceptionally Yāfit: Ṭabarī, i. 222). The Biblical story (Gen. ix. 20—27) of Ḥām’s sin and punishment and the blessing given to Sām and Yāfit̲h̲ is known in Muslim legend but it is silent about Noah’s planting the vine and becoming intoxicated. Al-Kisāʾī completely transforms it: in the Ark Nūḥ could not sleep from anxiety; when…

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Heller, Bernhard, “Yāfit̲h̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 25 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5992>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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