Saturday, April 7, 2012

Japheth/Gomer : Togarmah

2The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, 
and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
 3And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, 
and Togarmah                                                        Genesis 10 : 2-3

Now we are going to look at Gomer's 3rd son Togarmah , it should be noted that Gomer's second son Riphath is not mention anywhere else in scripture beside in the table of Nations listing that can be found in both Genesis 10 and 1 Chronicles 1.

They of the house of Togarmah traded in thy fairs with horses and horsemen and mules.  
                                                                                                                   Ezekiel 27:14

Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
                                                                                                                   Ezekiel 38 :14

So in these two verses we can see that Togarmah has horses , horsemen , and mules . This fits steppes peoples which is interesting because in the Ashkenaz series we saw that he had horses as well and more than likely was the Scythians . We also see  in Ezekiel 38 Togarmah is in the north quarters and he is alot of people as it says house of Togarmah and also says all his bands and many people. Let's look at DNA in the north quarters and see what we might be able to come up with :

Haplogroup N is the most dominant Northern DNA group in Eurasia , let's look at the others :

Haplogroup Q does not seem to be the dominant north quarter at all.

Haplogroup R which apears to be the one that Togarmah's brother Ashkenaz came from .

The DNA maps don't give a completely clear image , but we do know that Togarmah is associated with horses . This disqualifies Haplogroup Q since most of it is Amerindian and they didn't have the Horse domesticated. The culture credited with the first domestication of the horse is the Botai Culture in Kazakhstan.(Botai Culture and Horse Domestication)

Well haplogroup N seems to be the most north quartered based so if we look for a link we come up with : Seima-Turbino_Phenomenon  . There could be a circumstancial case made that Togarmah is Haplogroup N.

Now there have been a few people that have long wanted to link Togarmah to the Turks , this actually could be possible even within this hypothesis. Check out this link , this one points to a possible Uralic and Central Asian connection to the Turkish people and then also the Yakuts peoples are the highest level of Haplogroup N in the world and they are a Turkish people who ironically live in the Sakha Republic in Siberia. Sakha sounds similar to Scythia and thus Ashkenaz the brother of Togarmah . So there is a circumstansial case for Togarmah being Haplogroup N in the far north who's houses or descendants swept through Central Asia with there hordes of horses.

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