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Gomer (Hebrew: גמר, Gōmer; "Name means::complete") the eldest son of son of::Japheth and the father of father of::Ashkenaz, father of::Riphath, and father of::Togarmah, according to Genesis 10:2-3 .


Y-Chromosomal Haplogroup C3.

Various Medieval traditions claim that the descendants of Gomer are today in Europe however, it can be shown that his descendants went in the opposite direction—they moved into Asia, not Europe.[1] Gomer's portion was "toward the east" (Book of Jubilees 9:8). A case can be made that Japheth was the progenitor of yellow and brown-skinned peoples of Asia, not the light and olive-skinned people of Europe, as is commonly thought. The historian Josephus may have mistakenly associated Gomer with the Celts, an error probably derived from an early Greek name for them, Κιμμέριοι, Kimmérioi, and many of his copyists have followed this mistake, which is based solely upon this phonetic similarity.

Some commentators think that Hosea's taking of a wife named Gomer (Hosea 1:3 ) is an indication that Gomer was one of the tribes that the Israelites were dispersed among and later separated from after their deportation by the Assyrians and a name that they would be known by. This is why even Josephus thinks Gomer is the Galatians or Gauls.[2] This hypothesis is quite credible, as Gomer is not found in Assyrian inscriptions. It can be established that Khumri, the Assyrian name for the children of Israel whom they deported into northern Mesopotamia, is the source for the Greek name Kimmérioi, or Cimmerians.[3]

Gomer's descendants passed through what is now Russia, along with those of Tubal and Meshech, later migrating through Central Asia, China and into Southeast Asia, giving rise to the Cambodian, Thai, Vietnamese, Laotian, Burmese, Malaysian, Indonesian, and Filipino peoples who all have the same sub-racial anthropological classifications.[4] Gomer's name is perpetuated by the Cambodian people in Southeast Asia. Their name for themselves, in their own language, is Khmer (Khmer: ក្មេរ). As noted by researcher C.M. White, this and a number of other Southeast Asian place and ethnic names can ultimately be traced back to Gomer, including the Khemarata district (now called as Keng Tung) in Myanmar and Khemara, which was the original name of Sumatra. A region of the island is also called Kampar. The Khemarat district in Thailand and Guimaras island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines are other possible connections.[5]

See Also


  1. White, CM (2003) In Search of ... The Origin of Nations History Research Projects. 1st Book Library: p. 194
  2. Josephus, Antiquities 1:6:1
  3. Capt, ER (1985) Missing Links Discovered In Assyrian Tablets. Artisan Publishers, Thousand Oaks, California.
  4. White, CM (2003) In Search of ... The Origin of Nations History Research Projects. 1st Book Library: p. 194
  5. Ibid.

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