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Depicting the Ark’s Passengers: Japheth’s Wife

by Ark Encounter on August 20, 2014

In this series of blog posts, we want to give you a glimpse into the thought process behind how we’ll portray the people on board the Ark. Recently, we gave a sneak peek of some of the concepts for Noah, so this series will focus on the other seven passengers. We want you to see the rationale behind the decisions we’re making for this one-of-a-kind attraction.

Japheth’s wife

Concept image for Japheth’s wife

Shem, Ham, and Japheth were no more than 100 years old by the time of the Flood. Their wives were likely about the same age as they were, so Noah’s daughters-in-law, like his sons, should look like they are in their 20s.

Since many of Japheth’s descendants settled in Europe, we need someone to display some of the typical European traits. Japheth’s wife can have lighter hair than the others on board. Everyone else will have brown eyes, but we can give her green eyes to show the origin of green eyes and blue eyes in our world today.