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1)

The Torah begins its list with the children of Yefes, because he was the Bechor (Ramban to Bereishis 6:10; Rashi to 10:21). But why does it continue with the sons of Cham, and not of Shem (who was older than Cham according to Ramban)?

1.

Ramban: It is appropriate to list the sons of Shem last, since the rest of the Torah deals with the sons of Shem. 1


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Refer to 37:1:1:1.

2)

Rashi writes:"Tiras - this is Paras (Persia)." How does Rashi know this?

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Gur Aryeh: Madai (Media) is another son of Yefes listed in this verse. Paras and Madai must stem from one source, as they later established a joint kingdom.

3)

רש"י: ותירס - זו פרס: למה פירש כך?

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גור אריה: מפני שמדי הוזכרו כאן ובכתוב נראה שפרס ומדי הם משורש אחד.

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