A recently discovered letter from the first century. It’s from the first publisher of the Bible. Dear Sir, More
Chapters 10 and 11 of Genesis deals with genealogies. Without these two chapters of genealogies we would be in ignorance as to the circumstances which led up to God abandoning His dealings with the nations and the calling of Abraham to be the father of His chosen people, Israel. In chapter 10 we can see a threefold division of the human family today as they are revealed in the three sons of Noah: Japheth, Ham and Shem.
1. The Japhatic Races (vv.1-5) - Fourteen families are listed starting with Japheth. The Russians, Bulgarians, Bohemians, Polish, Slavaks etc. came from Magog. The Indians and Iranic races came from Madai. The Greeks, Romans, French, Portuguese, Italians etc. came from Javan. The Germans, Scandinavians and Anglo-Saxons came from Teras. The majority of us in America descended from these lines.
2. The Hamantic Races (vv.6-20) - Thirty families are listed starting with Ham. These include Egyptians, Ethiopians, Arabians, Babylonians and Africans. The Bible depicts these descendants as being black (Jer. 13:23) and tall (Isa. 45:14). From this Hamantic race comes notorious Nimrod who was most likely responsible for the tower of Babel.
3. The Semetic Races (vv.21-32) - Thirty-Six families are listed starting with Shem. It was through these families that the royal line led to Abraham and eventually to Christ.
People with great gifts can become proud. This is probably what happened to Nimrod. If I am tempted to be proud I need to realize that I do not have any reason to be proud.
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Genesis 7:1-9Entering The Ark
Genesis 7:10-24It Rained 40 Days And Nights
Genesis 8:1-5The Water Goes Down
Genesis 8:6-12Noah Sends Out a Dove
Genesis 8:13-19Noah And His Family Leave The Boat
Genesis 8:20-22Noah Built an Altar
Genesis 9:1-7God’s Covenant With Noah
Genesis 9:8-19God Will Never Destroy The Earth Again With Water
Genesis 9:20-29Prophecies About Noah’s Family
Genesis 10:1-32The Descendants of Noah
Genesis 11:1-9The Tower of Babel
Genesis 11:10-32Shem And Terah’s Descendants
Genesis 12:1-9Promises to Abram
Genesis 12:10-20Abram in Egypt
Genesis 13:1-18Abram and Lot Separate