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"We are expected to use common sense, and those with eyes to see, will understand that others besides Noah and his family survived Noah's flood, whether in the ark or in another part of the world. not flooded, is subject to speculation."Caution to students of God;s Word - Please remember two things when using our American Wisdom Series studies:
Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.  He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
This Bible Study was originally written by Roger
published at http://www.theseason.org/
Without the leading by the Holy Spirit, there is no understanding of the truths, for all the truth of the Scriptures are revealed to us by God's Spirit.
Now here is our revised study of: Christopherson's Genesis 10.
"We are expected to use common sense, and those with eyes to see, will understand that others besides Noah and his family survived Noah's flood, whether in the ark or in another part of the world. not flooded, is subject to speculation."
God warned Noah in chapter six, that He was going to
destroy all of the other "Adamic" people, and in the previous two chapters God
carried out that promise.
This tenth chapter records the multiplying of the generations of Noah.
The people are beginning to repopulate the earth.
Families grew into tribes, and tribes into nations
; then, lands became identified by the first inhabitances of the land to which they occupied.
Certain geographical areas are identified as being Gentile nations from the earliest times, such as the land of Canaan, of the Canaanites, which are Gentile, and not of the Canaan of the offspring of Noah and Ham.
Genesis 10:1 "Now these are THE GENERATIONS OF THE SONS OF NOAH, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood."
Japheth is the oldest of the three sons, and his name means "enlargement" in the Hebrew .
Ham, being the second son, and thus, "younger" than Japheth, and means "heat" in the Hebrew.
Shem, the youngest son, means "Renown" in Hebrew, and it is through the blood line of Shem that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, as well as all Israel will come. However it is also through Shem that the Messiah, Jesus Christ came.
Genesis 10:2 "The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras."
Genesis 10:3 "And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah."
Genesis 10:4 "And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim."
Genesis 10:5 "By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations."
Who are these Gentile nations that are living in the coast lands, "isles"? These people are not of the offspring of Adam, but foreigners, of heathen blood and not of Noah or his son Japheth, or Javan; as assumed because of verse four. These Gentile people survived the flood also, and separated themselves into separate nations, on their own lands. We are expected to use common sense, and those with eyes to see, will understand that others besides Noah and his family survived Noah's flood, whether in the ark or in another part of the world, not flooded, is subject to speculation.
Take your Strong's concordance and Hebrew Bible Dictionary, and check out # 1471, "Gentile". You will then see that others, "foreigners" to Noah's family, survived the flood. Also check out the word for "nations" in the Hebrew, as it is used in verse five, both come from the same root word, "Goy" [# 1471].
These Gentiles peoples of different races also divided into different peoples, and they also separated themselves into their own lands. Noah's Adamic race is not referred to as a Gentile race in the Bible. Each race was created "after his kind", and prior to the Adamic race.
Verse five in the manuscripts say that the sons of Javan, the son of Japheth, moved into and took over parts of these Gentile lands for their own.
Genesis 10:6 "And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan."
Genesis 10:7 "And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan."
Genesis 10:8 "And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth."
Nimrod was a mighty man. "Nimrod" comes from the Hebrew word, "Marad", and it means "to rebel". When given in the first person, plural, it reads; "Jussive", meaning "we will rebel".
There is much written of Nimrod by the ancient writters, and Josephus wrote [Ant. Jud. i. c. 4. 2]; "Nimrod persuaded mankind not to ascribe their happiness to God, but to think that his own excellency was the source of it. And he soon changed things into a tyranny, thinking there was no other way to wean men from the fear of God, than by making them rely upon his own power."
So we see in Nimrod, Satan's first attempt to raise up a human universal ruler of men. Since then we have seen many other attempts, such as Nebuchadnezzar, Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and in the end times of this earth age Satan himself will present himself as a supernatural human, in the personal form of the spurious messiah, i.e. false-christ.
Genesis 10:9 "He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, "Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord."
So mighty was Nimrod in the eyes of the people of the earth, that a Semitic proverb took it's origin and belief that, "Jehovah was not known in Babylonia". In the Hebrew text, the manuscript records "before the Lord", as written; "in defiance of God".
Genesis 10:10 "And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar."
"His kingdom",i.e, "Nimrod's kingdom", is "Babel". in the Hebrew tongue is "Bab-ili", and it comes from the root word #1101, "Confusion, Babylon, government of confusion." Babylon is the first attempt of man in forming his cities of confusion.
Real confusion comes in anytime man tries to bypass God's Word, and substitutes his own meaning to things which contradict God's original text, the Word of God.
The Word of God [Bible] is the plan of God which covers in detail this entire earth age. It instructs us exactly how things will happen. When you study God's Word, and get into the original meanings, then confusion ceases in your mind, and you understand how and why things happen in the ways that they do. God is in control. All matters that take place are outlined in the plan of God.
This is why Revelation 17:5 addresses, "Mystery, Babylon the great, mother of Harlots and abominations of the earth."
This Babylon is not a city or a state, it is a condition that exists upon the whole earth. It means that "confusion controls all the people on the earth." The system or religious order of the people is what causes the confusion, and effect of what is happening.
Many today believe they will fly away, (Rapture), while others don't even believe there is a God. Some think their salvation lies in knowledge and science, or whatever idea and belief that they can conceive. This type of confusion is now being absorbed into the minds of most Christians today, because they refuse to study God's Word or attend a church where it is taught, book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. They simply do not believe that the Bible is true. They kid themselves about something very serious, and rely on fairy tales, rather then God's written Word. [This is professing Christians, we are talking about.]
We are living in this generation of confusion, or Babylonia. Christians are trusting in the doctrines and traditions of men, and being conditioned into a position of accepting the Antichrist as the Messiah, upon his arrival. This is why things are getting so turned around that many churches are blindly accepting things of Satan, such as sodomy and the Rapture doctrine, as being of God. We are reliving the days of Nimrod, and it is going to get worse.
Genesis 10:11 "Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh (and the city Rehoboth) and Calah,"
Genesis 10:12 "And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city."
Nineveh was the competitor of Babylon, to be the capital of Assyria.
Genesis 10:13 "And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,"
Ludim was the family of the Lydians.
Genesis 10:14 "And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim."
Genesis 10:15 "And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,"
Genesis 10:16 "And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,"
The "Jebusites" are the founders of Jebus; in which David conquered and is now known as Jerusalem. This also allows us to see how deep the family ties are between the Jebusites, Amorite, and the Hivites, which were written, and discussed of throughout the Old Testament.
American Wisdom Series Editor's Note: There was another influx of fallen angels marrying "eighth day" women even after Noah's flood. God wanted the ancient Israelites to (utterly)
destroy = exterminate them [a task they never completed]. But
thou shalt utterly destroy them;
namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites,
the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee: Deuteronomy
Why? Because they were all mixed with the blood of fallen angels!
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Genesis 10:17 "And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,"
Genesis 10:18 "And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad."
Genesis 10:19 "And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as Sidon, as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha."
Genesis 10:20 "These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations."
We see that even within the families of Ham, and his brothers, the language barrier [tongues] caused divisions. The four main barriers separating the people of the earth were families, languages, land separation and governmental bonding, such as religious thought.
Genesis 10:21 "Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born."
Shem's family generations are given last, and this is because the entire Bible, and all the prophets and nations are centered around the generations of Shem. It is through Shem's seed that the promises of blessing that the world shall receive. It is through the seed of Abraham. Those blessings were passed from Abraham to Isaac, and on to Jacob. God changed Jacob's name to Israel, and Israel's twelve sons grow into a family of many nations.
Shem's generations are also very important for it is through the seed [children] of Shem that the promised Christ child would come. Luke 3:31-38 traces the blood line of Christ from Adam through Shem, and on to David. Then we see the New Testament opens with "the book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham." Matthew 1:1 Each name in the entire generations comes through Shem.
Genesis 10:22 "The children of Shem; Elam, and Assur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram."
Genesis 10:23 "And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash."
Genesis 10:24 "And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber."
The Hebrew people come from "Eber", and the name Eber means "from beyond the river" [flood, i.e. Euphrates to Canaan] in the Hebrew language.
Notice also that this verse corrects the error of Luke 31:36 made by the translators. In Luke, the entry of Cainan as the son of Arphaxad, is added by the 'translators', or is it just a simple error that has been allowed to stand? In the Hebrew manuscripts there is no "Cainan" in the lineage of Noah. The only Cainan in Jesus Christ's lineage is the fourth from Adam, the offspring of Enos, as recorded in Genesis 5:10.
Genesis 10:25 "And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan."
"Peleg" means "divisions" in Hebrew. His offspring broke from the rest of the family unit, and set up divisions for inheritance. We divide our lands today into small units from the sections of 640 acres, down to small units of land called the lot. The purpose of division is to show ownership of the land, and or the purpose of inheritance; is to be passed on from father to son, and on to future generations.
Inheritance is important to Christians, for even in the Millennium age, Ezekiel points out in Ezekiel 40-48 that all Israel will have an inheritance in the Millennium, and the elect of God's inheritance will be their joint heir and reign with Jesus Christ himself. What separates God's people from the heathen Communist, Socialist and similar forms of government is that they desire to strip all inheritance from the individual, and place it in the hands of the controlling ruling authorities. People then become little more then cattle for the government. They turn into serfs on the lands of the elite.
We will see in the next chapter where Nimrod caused this to happen, and the people went along with it for their own provision, and security. This state of existence is called Babylon, for it correctly identifies the state that exists. That is because "Babel", or "Babylon" means confusion in the Hebrew tongue.
Genesis 10:26 "And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmabeth, and Jerah,"
Genesis 10:27 "And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Dikah,"
Genesis 10:28 "And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,"
Genesis 10:29 "And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan."
Genesis 10:30 "And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east."
Genesis 10:31 "These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations."
This makes it the third time that four way divisions of the earth is mentioned. They again are by family, languages, the land they occupy, and the nations or governmental [religious in most cases] units.
Genesis 10:32 "These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood."
"Divided in the earth" is set up by God's division, as outlined in verse twenty five, by the family of Eber. God's divisions were for the purpose of order, discipline, and inheritance. We will see in chapter eleven that man's divisions and disruption included Babylon, a state of confusion. Babylon is Satan's way of doing things.
Notice the difference in spelling between the names of the generations of Jesus Christ in Luke 3:23-38, and those in Genesis 10. Such as "Serug" of Genesis becomes the "Saruch" as recorded in Luke. Both these names are the same person, however, it represents a name given in two different languages. The Hebrew language is the language of the Old Testament, and the Greek is that which the New Testament was written, in large part.
American Wisdom Series Editor's Note: : We are going to stop here in our "In the Beginning Study" to review some commentary from chapter 10 in an earlier study we published on the the first 11 chapters of Genesis. I don't believe you will find much difference in the general opinion of these 2 authors, but to read another person's perspective of events that took place at the start of God's creation of our universe may prove helpful in your understanding of the beginning of both the first and the second earth ages Because if you don't understand what happened in the beginning you will not understand the remainder of Scriptural teaching
In chapter 9 we learned that our Father made a perpetual, everlasting, covenant with Noah, which included his family and all of mankind, declaring that He would never again destroy the earth with a flood. He set the beautiful rainbow in the sky as a token of that unbreakable promise.
We also learned that Ham, Noah's son, "took advantage" of his father's wife, and as a result a child was born, whose name was Canaan. Then, to add insult upon injury, we saw that many supposedly knowledgable teachers of God's Word would pass along a despicable story about the Black race being created as result of this incestuous affair.
This they do in ignorance, for they cannot explain how the different races came from Noah and his family. Well, guess what? They didn't! We have already thoroughly documented that Noah and his sons and their wives were pure blooded Adamites (Gen. 6:9). Stories are made up about the races because the Bible teachers are blinded to the fact that God created the races on the sixth day (Gen 1:26) and pronounced them VERY GOOD (Gen 1:31).
They are also blinded to the fact that while Noah and his family were the only 8 "Adamic" people to survive the flood, the other races survived also, including the sons of Cain (Kenites) who are alive and well and found affixing themselves to the tribes of Israel in 1 Chron. 2:55.
In chapter 10 of Genesis we see listed the "generations" of Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. You can read most of this chapter on your own, i.e. without commentary, however there are some key verses that must be noted.
Notice that there were already Gentiles, races other than Noah's, in their lands, i.e. gentile nations from the sixth day creation (Gen. 1:26). Look up the word "gentiles" in Strong's concordance. Noah's offspring would come in contact with the gentiles as they (Noah's offspring) spread forth, and it would be by these that the nations would be divided in their lands.Genesis 10:1
Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.  The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.  And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.  And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
Historians, including Biblical historians, often overlook a very important fact about the names of peoples. And that is that folks are often called by the name of the geographical location, the land, in which they live. For example, if you are from Texas you might be called a Texan. Can you tell what nationality one is if he/she is called a Texan? You cannot!
In the New Testament the word for "Jew" is ioudaios. Look it up in Strong's concordance. It means either a person who is of the tribe of Judah or a person who resides in the land of Judea. You must determine which meaning is intended in a particular verse by the context of that verse, i.e. you must rightly divide the scripture, which in many cases is accomplished by simply reading it correctly in the first place without trying to make it fit some traditional teaching.
Let's look at another Biblical example and dispel another myth of ignorance. You'll often hear it said that Moses married a Kenite, a descendent of Cain. The following verse seems to confirm that.
But wait! Wasn't Jethro Moses' father in law? Was he a Kenite?Judges 1:16
And the children of the Kenite, Moses' father in law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which lieth in the south of Arad; and they went and dwelt among the people.
It says here that Jethro was a Midian priest, i.e. a Midianite. So who was Midian?Exodus 18:1
When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father in law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt;
Midian was a son of Abraham by Keturah. He was definitely not of the lineage of Cain, the father of the Kenites. How is it then that the Bible says Moses' father in law (and therefore Moses' wife) was a Kenite? Because he lived in the land of the Kenites. Duh! If he had lived in Texas, Moses' father in law would have been called a Texan.Genesis 25:1-2
Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.  And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
Hopefully you can see that it does not take a "rocket scientist" to use a little common sense. If historians were more attuned to this still common practice of identifying people from the land in which they are from, the histories of the origins of the nations would not be so confusing to them.
For example, the ancient Greeks of the era of Plato and Aristotle are not the same race as the "olive skinned" people who inhabit Greece today. The ancient Greeks are called "danoi" in the history books and were of the tribe of Dan, i.e. they were Hebrews. You can look it up for yourself, it's there.
Let's continue then with Genesis 10:6.
The land of Canaan would later become a province of Egypt. So you could be called a Canaanite and/or an Egyptian and still not have your national orign or race identified, though there might be a predominant race inhabiting the land. Remember, Joseph married an Egyptian. Does that necessarily tell you what race she was? No it does not. You cannot tell the national origin or race of a person who is just called an American, though America is predominantly Caucasian. And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
Nimrod's name means "to rebel" or "Come, let us rebel". He became a "mighty one" or hero, i.e. he became a despot. And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
And so there was a saying, "As mighty a hunter in the sight of the LORD as Nimrod" (Moffat translation). Nimrod was brazen and of course God could see him.He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
Shinar is the land of Iraq today. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
The word "Babel" means "confusion" and the "confusion" spoken of here is man's "confusing of the truth" from our Father rather than learning and listening to Him. Remember, God is not the author of confusion (1 Cor. 14:33), man is! Man, because he knows not the Word of God, makes up confusing stories, or shall we say stories that confuse the people, like "apples" and "snakes" and "races from incest" and "rapture theories", and on and on and on. Nimrod made up stories that other gods were God, or even more outrageous that he was god.
And as it was in the beginning so shall it be in the end. The great Babylon (from the word Babel) of the Book of Revelation is the great "confusion" or "deception" of the end time. You either have the truth of God's Word, His seal, in your mind, or you already live in Babylon, which is "story land", the State of Confusion. You better get out of there!
We continue now with the generations.
The name "Eber" means "a region across" or "on the opposite side" (of the river). It is from "eber" that we get "ebrews" or "Hebrews" who were the people who came from across the great river Euphrates. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,  And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.  And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,  And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.  And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,  And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,  And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,  And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.  And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.  These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.
And so it was, as the sons of Noah and their descendents moved against the gentiles, that the nations were divided in the earth. The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.  And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.  And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.  And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.  And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazar-maveth, and Jerah,  And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,  And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,  And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.  And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east.
 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.
 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.
In chapter 11 of this great Book of Genesis after we discover how man attempts to reach heaven with a pile of his own confusion.
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