The descendents of Noah (1 Chr 1:4-1:4)

“Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.”

Once again, referring to chapter 5 of Genesis, Shem, Ham, and Japheth are the 3 sons of Noah. We are now transitioning to the post flood era where the world will be divided into 3 different groups, pretty much the people known to the Middle East. In fact, in chapter 9 of Genesis, it explicitly says that the whole word will be peopled via these 3 men. Noah is listed with his 3 sons, and not as direct descendents. What is interesting here is that there is a mention of 3 sons and not merely one son as in the preceding list. Also in Genesis, it is noted that Noah was 500 years old when he gave birth to these sons.