Bible Names A-G
Gomer in Wikipedia
(גֹּמֶר, Standard Hebrew Gómer, Tiberian Hebrew Gōmer, pronounced
[ɡoˈmeʁ]) is the eldest son of Japheth (and therefore of the
Japhetic line), and father of Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah,
according to the "Table of Nations" in the Hebrew Bible.
The eponymous Gomer, "standing for the whole family," as the
compilers of the Jewish Encyclopedia expressed it,[citation
needed] is also mentioned in Book of Ezekiel 38:6 as the ally
of Gog, the chief of the land of Magog.
In Islamic folklore, the Persian historian Muhammad ibn Jarir
al-Tabari (c. 915) recounts a Persian tradition that Gomer
lived to the age of 1000, noting that this record equalled
that of Nimrod, but was unsurpassed by anyone else mentioned
in the Torah...