Shem, Ham, and Japheth’s Descendants
The stock image depicts the territories of the descendants of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the three sons of Noah, according to the biblical account. The map is color-coded to distinguish the different regions inhabited by each group, and is designed to provide a visual representation of the complex genealogical relationships between the peoples of the ancient world.
Shem’s descendants are depicted in green, with their territory stretching from the eastern Mediterranean to Mesopotamia, including regions such as Syria, Israel, and Arabia. Ham’s descendants are represented in yellow, with their territory covering a wide swath of North Africa and the Middle East, including Egypt, Libya, and parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Japheth’s descendants are shown in blue, with their territory extending northwards into Europe and Central Asia, including regions such as Greece, Turkey, and the Caucasus Mountains.
The map includes important cities and landmarks associated with each group, such as Babylon for the descendants of Shem, Egypt for the descendants of Ham, and the Black Sea for the descendants of Japheth. The cities and towns are represented by small icons, while the topography is illustrated with contour lines.
The map provides context for the biblical stories that mention the descendants of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, such as the Tower of Babel and the migrations of the Israelites. It also helps to visualize the vast extent of the territories inhabited by these ancient peoples, and the complex web of relationships that existed between them.