Life is made up of many pieces, like a puzzle. Here I attempt to put them all together.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Genesis 10

1. This is the account of Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah's sons. who themselves had sons after the flood.
2. The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras.
3. The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah.
4.The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittim and the Rodanim.
5. (From these the maritime  peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with it's own language.)
6.The sons of Ham: Cush, Mizraim, Put and Canaan.
7. The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah a nd Sabteca.
8. Cush was the father of Nimrod, who grew to be a mighty warrior on the earth.
9. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord, that is why it is said, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord."
10. The first centers of his kingdom were Babylon, Erech, Akkad, and Calneh, in Shinar.
11. From that land he went to Assyria, where he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah
12. and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.
13. Mizraim was the father of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites Naphtuhites,
14. Pathrusites, Casluhites (from whom the Philistines came) and Caphtorites.
15. Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn, and of the Hittites, 
16. Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites,
17. Hivites, Arkites, Sinites
18. Arvadites, Zemarites and Hemathites. Later the Canaanite clans scattered
19. and the borders of Canaan reached from Sidon toward Gerar as far as Gaza, and then toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha.
20. These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
21. Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother was Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber.
22. The sons of Shem: Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.
23. The sons of Aram: Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshech.
24. Arphaxad,was the father of Shelah, and Shelah was the father of Eber.
25. Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg, because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.
26. Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,
27. Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,
28. Obal, Abimael, Sheba,
29. Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.
30. The region where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar, in the eastern hill country.
31. These are the sons of Shem by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
32. These are the clans of Noah's sons, according to their lines of descent, within their nations. From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood.

My Thoughts:
I wonder if the enormity of what the sons of Noah were doing was clear to them. So much of what we know now was being established then. Elise touched on this idea in the comments to my Genesis 9 post.  A structure for society was in the making.

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