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Madai

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Madai was a Japhethic grandson of Noah in the Biblical tradition. Scholars have identified Madai with various nations, from the early Mitanni to the much later Medes. This people, reckoned to be his offspring, were first known as 'Madai' in Assyrian sources, as well as in Hebrew.

According to a tale in the Book of Jubilees, Madai, son of Japheth, did not wish to dwell in his allotted inheritance, so he begged the brothers of his wife Milcah, who were the children of Shem, until finally Asshur permitted him to settle within his inheritance, in the Araxes valley, not far from Mt. Ararat.

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