The original people of Europe descended from Japeth, but they were conquered by the children of Esau. Basically historians call it the Aryan invasion theory.
Zepho the King at Rome.
There are those that peddle the myths that the Romans were descendants of Zepho the son of Eliphaz the son of Esau the son of Isaac the son of Abraham. The story goes like this:
Esau's eldest son, Eliphaz, had several sons of his own. Eliphaz's third born son was Zepho. When Jacob/Israel, died in Egypt his children carried his remains out of the land of Egypt. Jacob had left an instruction to his sons that they must bury his body where his father's, Abraham and Isaac were bied. On their way to the burial site, Joseph and his brethren were attacked by the Edomites. But, Joseph was by then second from Pharaoh in power. Him and the Egyptian armies that travelled with him, were able to fight back defeat the Edomites. Joseph captured many Edomites and took them back to Egypt as prisoners of war.
Amongst the Edomites who were taken to Egypt, was Zepho, the son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau. Zepho later escaped from Egypt and crossed the Mediterranean Sea into Kimit, where, through his valour and success in war against African armies that periodically raided that area and robbed the indigenous people of their gold, silver and other valuables, he was made ruler. Zepho established a great kingdom in Kimit and his descendants ruled over this kingdom for generation after generation. Jupiter was a descendant of Zepho that also ruled as king. Jupiter's son, Mars, was the founder of the city of Rome, which became the capital of this kingdom. Thus, the Romans were descendants of Zepho and indeed Esau.
FACTS FROM HISTORY:
These are the sons of Japheth; Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras, seven sons. Jasher 7:2
And the sons of Javan were Elisha, Tarshish, Chittim and Dudonim. Jasher 7:6.
And the children of Chittim are the Romim who dwell in the valley of Canopia by the river Tibreu. Jasher 10:16
These are the children of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan; and the sons of Eliphaz the son of Esau were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, Kenaz and Amalex, and the sons of Reuel were Nachath, Zerach, Shamah and Mizzah. Jasher 36:23
It’s clear that Zepho was a grandson of Esau. It’s also clear that the children Chittim (Kimit) lived in Romim (Rome). Now let the scriptures tell the story:
And the battle was heavy between them, and the sons of Esau were smitten before the sons of Jacob, and the sons of Jacob slew of the sons of Esau eighty men, and not one died of the people of the sons of Jacob; and the hand of Joseph prevailed over all the people of the sons of Esau, and he took Zepho, the son of Eliphaz, the son of Esau, and fifty of his men captive, and he bound them with chains of iron, and gave them into the hand of his servants to bring them to Egypt. Jasher 57:2.
And when the year came round, being the seventy-second year from the Israelites going down to Egypt, after the death of Joseph, Zepho, the son of Eliphaz, the son of Esau, fled from Egypt, he and his men, and they went away. 2. And he came to Africa, which is Dinhabah, to Angeas king of Africa, and Angeas received them with great honor, and he made Zepho the captain of his host. Jasher 60:1-2
And when Zepho the son of Eliphaz saw that Angeas despaired of going forth to battle with the Egyptians, Zepho fled from Angeas from Africa, and he went and came unto Chittim. 13. And all the people of Chittim received him with great honor, and they hired him to fight their battles all the days, and Zepho became exceedingly rich in those days, and the troops of the king of Africa still spread themselves in those days, and the children of Chittim assembled and went to Mount Cuptizia on account of the troops of Angeas king of Africa, who were advancing upon them. 14. And it was one day that Zepho lost a young heifer, and he went to seek it, and he heard it lowing round about the mountain. 15. And Zepho went and he saw and behold there was a large cave at the bottom of the mountain, and there was a great stone there at the entrance of the cave, and Zepho split the stone and he came into the cave and he looked and behold, a large animal was devouring the ox; from the middle upward it resembled a man, and from the middle downward it resembled an animal, and Zepho rose up against the animal and slew it with his swords. 16. And the inhabitants of Chittim heard of this thing, and they rejoiced exceedingly, and they said, What shall we do unto this man who has slain this animal that devoured our cattle? 17. And they all assembled to consecrate one day in the year to him, and they called the name thereof Zepho after his name, and they brought unto him drink offerings year after year on that day, and they brought unto him gifts. Jasher 61:12-17
The story continues:
- And at the revolution of the year the troops of Africa continued coming to the land of Chittim to plunder as usual, and Zepho son of Eliphaz heard their report, and he gave orders concerning them and he fought with them, and they fled before him, and he delivered the land of Chittim from them. 24. And the children of Chittim saw the valor of Zepho, and the children of Chittim resolved and they made Zepho king over them, and he became king over them, and whilst he reigned they went to subdue the children of Tubal, and all the surrounding islands. 25. And their king Zepho went at their head and they made war with Tubal and the islands, and they subdued them, and when they returned from the battle they renewed his government for him, and they built for him a very large palace for his royal habitation and seat, and they made a large throne for him, and Zepho reigned over the whole land of Chittim and over the land of Italia fifty years. Jasher 61:23-25
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION:
Zepho was not the father of the Romans. He just became a king at Rome after he escaped from Egypt. The Israelites were still in Egypt. The Romans existed before Zepho came to Rome. Romim (the Romans) were the children of Chittim a son of Javan a son of Japheth a son of Noah.
It’s true Zepho had great influence at Rome. It is true that subsequent kings at Rome could have been descendants of Zepho and we know also that Roman army generals imposed themselves as kings in Europe. In 43 AD the Emperor Claudius resumed the work of Caesar by ordering the invasion of Britain under the command of Aulus Plautius. The Romans quickly established control over the tribes of present day southeastern England and extended control over all the English isles.
It is interesting to note that the Romans also colonized Edom when Joshua was old and judge over Isreal:
Jasher Chapter 90:1, 7-11
At that time in the fifth year after the children of Israel had passed over Jordan, after the children of Israel had rested from their war with the Canaanites, at that time great and severe battles arose between Edom and the children of Chittim, and the children of Chittim fought against Edom.
And the children of Chittim continued their pursuit of Edom, and they smote them with a great slaughter and Edom became subject to the children of Chittim. 8. And the children of Chittim ruled over Edom, and Edom became under the hand of the children of Chittim and became one kingdom from that day. 9. And from that time they could no more lift up their heads, and their kingdom became one with the children of Chittim. 10. And Abianus placed officers in Edom and all the children of Edom became subject and tributary to Abianus, and Abianus turned back to his own land, Chittim. 11. And when he returned he renewed his government and built for himself a spacious and fortified palace for a royal residence, and reigned securely over the children of Chittim and over Edom.