In Rabbinical texts he is believed to be the ancestor of the Germanic, Scandinavian and Slavic peoples, because of the similarity of the names Gomer and German, and the similarity of Ashkenaz to the name of the mythological founder of the Germans and Scandinavians Aschanes or Askanius (German) and Ask (Scandinavian). For this reason, Ashkenaz is the Medieval Hebrew name for Germany.
Ashkenazi Jews, also known as Ashkenazic Jews or Ashkenazim (Standard Hebrew: sing. אַשְׁכֲּנָזִי, pronounced [ˌaʃkəˈnazi], pl. אַשְׁכֲּנָזִים [ˌaʃkəˈnazim], not with the [ts] of Tzar; also יְהוּדֵי אַשְׁכֲּנָז Yehudei Ashkenaz, "the Jews of Ashkenaz"), are descended from the medieval Jewish communities of the Rhineland.
|Sons and Grandsons of Noah in Genesis 10|
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|Sons of Ham||Cush||Mizraim||Phut||Canaan|
|Sons of Japheth||Gomer||Magog||Madai||Javan||Tubal||Meshech||Tiras|
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