|An family tree diagram (see: Judeo-Christian Islamic pantheon), from the Hermopolis creation myth article, showing the Egyptian equivalent of the the Biblical character Japheth, namely the god Ptah.|
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“Turning to the Egyptian sphere, though, again we have a connection. The name Japheth in old Hebrew consists of three consonants, ‘J-Ph-Th’. The ‘ph’ and ‘th’ sounds are linguistically equivalent to ‘p’ and ‘t’, so we can write the name as J-PT. In Hebrew, when combining the name of god with another word, one would use a ‘J’ for god's name, which usually appears in transliteration as ‘Ja’ [Ja-Pheth / god Ptah] or ‘Jo’ [Jo-seph / Joseph / god Geb]. In J-PT, the PT part of the name contains the same letters used for the name of the Memphite creator deity, Ptah, so Japheth would be the linguistic equivalent of the name ‘god-Ptah’. This is a typical form of Egyptian combination name, such as Atum-Re [Atum-Ra] or Re-Herakhte. It also suggests the frequently used Hebrew term ‘lord god’.”— Gary Greenberg (2000), 101 Myths of the Bible (pg. 75)
1. Greenberg, Gary. (2000). 101 Myths of the Bible: How Ancient Scribes Invented Biblical History (pg. 75). Source Books.
● Japheth – Wikipedia.