Genesis 10:1-11:9. The Generations Of The Sons Of Noah.
10:1-32. The Nations divided in the Earth.
11:1-9. The Nations scattered abroad on the Earth.
(Chapters 10 & 11. Figure of Speech, by which the dispersion of the nations [ch.10] is put before the cause of it [ch.11].)
Genesis 10:1-32. Nations Divided.
2-5. The sons of Japheth.
6-20. The sons of Ham.
B 21-32. The sons of Shem.
Genesis Chapter 10
"The Generations of the Sons of Noah."
(The word "Genesis" in the Hebrew means "the beginning". The tenth chapter discusses how God will scatter and repopulate this earth age. This is a formal record of the offspring of Noah. In the manuscripts it tells of other Gentile people as well. 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.
What's in a name? Some may find the short meanings of the names below a distraction, but I find them very educational. Take your own name for instance, do you know it's meaning? You just may find the meaning of it may bring you into a closer walk with God, our Father, and just possibly your purpose in life in the grand scheme of things. My name = Contender at the fort at the bend in the road.)
Genesis 10:1 Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem,
(= name. through Shem that the Messiah, Jesus Christ came.)
Ham (= heat, black [as in evil, not color]), and Japheth (= enlargement): and unto them were sons born after the flood.
2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer (= perfect, progenitor of the Celts), and Magog (= region of Gog . Associated with Gomer in Ezek.38:2,6.), and Madai (= middle land), and Javan (= clay), and Tubal (= the Tabali), and Meshech (= drawing out), and Tiras (= desire).
3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz (= spreading fire), and Riphath (= spoken), and Togarmah (= probably an ancient name for Armenia).
4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah (= Elohim [God] is salvation), and Tarshish (= established), Kittim (= bruisers), and Dodanim (= leaders).
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 the flood.
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.)
6 And the sons of Ham; Cush (= black [as in evil, not color]), and Mizraim (= red soil), and Phut (= a bow), and Canaan (= low, flat).
7 And the sons of Cush; Seba
(of foreign origin? Psalms 72:10; Isaiah 43:3; 45:14. These passages seem to show that Seba was a nation of Africa bordering on or included in Cush),
and Havilah (= circle), and Sabtah (= striking), and Raamah (= horses mane), and Sabtechah (= striking): and the sons of Raamah; Sheba (= seven, or an oath), and Dedan (= low country).
8 And Cush begat Nimrod:
(= to rebel, "we will rebel", or "come let us rebel")
he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
(See Note posted - Nimrod. Gen. 10:8,9.)
9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
(A later proverb of Semitic origin, as Yehovah was not known in Babylon.)
10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel (= the gate of god [notice small "g"]), and Erech (= length), and Accad (= to strengthen, a fortress), and Calneh (= fortress of Anu, place in the Assyrian Empire), in the land of Shinar.
(= country of two rivers, Babylonia, and is to be distinguished from Assyria.
Babel also means "confusion". 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.)
11 Out of that land [he] (i.e. Nimrod) went forth Asshur (= black. He invaded it), and builded Nineveh (= abode of Ninus), and the city Rehoboth , and Calah (= old, age, completion),
12 And Resen (= bridle) between Nineveh
(the competitor of Babylon as the capital of Assyria)
and Calah: the same is a great city.
13 And Mizraim (= Egypt, became the name of Egypt) begat Ludim (= the Lydians), and Anamim a Mizraite people or tribe), and Lehabim (= fiery, flaming), and Naphtuhim (= border-people),
14 And Pathrusim (= region of the south), and Casluhim (= fortified), (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim (= a crown).
15 And Canaan begat Sidon (= Zidon = fishery, oldest Canaanite city) his first born, and Heth (=terror, the Hittites),
16 And the Jebusite,
(= threshing-floor, 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.)
and the Amorite (= dwellers on the summits, mountaineers), and the Girgasite (= dwelling on the clayey soil),
17 And the Hivite (= villagers), and the Arkite (= a tush, also from Arka), and the Sinite (= the northern part of Lebanon),
18 And the Arvadite (= wandering), and the Zemarite (one of the Hamite tribes), and the Hamathite (= hot springs): and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar (=a lodging place), unto Gaza (= the fortified, the strong); as thou goest, unto Sodom (= burning), and Gomorrah (= submersion), and Admah (= earthly, fortress), and Zeboim (= gazelles), even unto Lasha (= fissure).
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.)
21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber (where "Hebrew" comes from), the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.
22 The children of Shem; Elam (= eternity, the mountainous district east of Babylon), and Asshur (= prosper, successful), and Arphaxad (= stronghold of the Chaldees), and Lud (= strife), and Aram (= high).
23 And the children of Aram; Uz, (= wooded, the country of the Sabeans and Chaldeans and Teman near Petra)
and Hul (= circle), and Gether (= fear), and Mash (= drawn out).
24 And Arphaxad begat Salah (= a sprout); and Salah begat Eber.
(where the name Hebrew come from = beyond = the people coming from beyond the "Flood", i.e. the Euphrates, to Canaan.
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.)
25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg (= division); for in his days was the earth divided;
(God's division included Zion. Man's disruption included Babylon.)
and his brother's name was Joktan.
(= small. "The name of one Peleg was because in his days the earth was divided". Gen.10:25. 1 Chron. 1:19. In both places the word is palag = to divide or cleave.)
26 And Joktan begat Almodad (= measure), and Sheleph (=a drawing forth), and Hazarmaveth (= court of death), and Jerah (= the moon),
27 And Hadoram (= noble honor), and Uzal (= separate), and Diklah (= palm grove),
28 And Obal (= stripped bare), and Abimael (= the father of Mael), and Sheba (= seven, or an oath,
29 And Ophir (= abundance), and Havilah (= circle), and Jobab (= a desert): all these were the sons of Joktan.
30 And their dwelling was from Mesha (= freedom), as thou goest unto Sephar (= a numbering) a mount of the east.
31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.
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.)