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Genesis 10:21 Children were also born to Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth.


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Genesis 10 Images and Notes

Brief Summary: The generations of Noah are: Japheth, whose descendents are Gentiles, Ham, whose descendents include the Canaanites, and Shem, of whom came Peleg, in whose days the earth was divided. Nimrod, son of Cush was a mighty hunter and was the first King.

Genesis Chapter 10

Genesis 10:8-9 - And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

Outline
The Descendants of Japheth (Genesis 10:2-5)
The Descendants of Ham (Genesis 10:6-20)
The Descendants of Shem (Genesis 10:21-31)

Summary
1 The Generations Of Noah
2 The Sons Of Japheth
6 The Sons Of Ham
8 Nimrod The First Monarch
21 The Sons Of Shem

Topics for Bible Study
The Sons of Noah
The Messianic Line
Shem
Ham
Japheth
Canaan
Nimrod
Nimrod, Son of Cush
Nimrod, Grandson of Ham
Nimrod, Noah's Great-Grandson
Nimrod, A Mighty Hunter
Babel
The Land of Shinar
Nineveh
Asshur
The Earth Divided
The Nations

Maps
Map of the Table of Nations

Quick Reference Map
Quick Reference Map of the Descendants of Shem, Ham, and Japheth
Map of the Descendants of Shem, Ham, and Japheth (Click to Enlarge)

ILLUSTRATION

Head of a Greek Man

Illustration of a Male Greek Head and Hairstyle

This illustration shows the head and hairstyle of a Greek Man in ancient times. The Greeks are descendants of Javan from Japheth.

Genesis 10:2-5 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.

ARCHAEOLOGY

Head of a Cyprus Man

Head of a Man from Cyprus

Limestone statue of a Man from Cyprus (5th Century BC). The Cypriots were descendants of Elishah, son of Javan and grandson of Japheth.

Map of the Table of Nations in Genesis 10
Map of The Table of Nations from Shem, Ham, and Japheth
Map of the Descendants of Shem, Ham, and Japheth

ARCHAEOLOGY

Etruscan Man and Woman

Etruscan Man and Woman

Etruscan Man and Woman Fresco from the 3rd Century BC. The Etruscans were descendants of Tiras, who was a son of Japheth.

Genesis 10:2-5 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.

ARCHAEOLOGY

Decorated Plate From Ancient Rhodes

Decorated Plate from Ancient Rhodes

Decorated Plate from Ancient Rhodes (6th Century BC). The Rhodians were descendants of Dodanim, who was the son of Javan and grandson of Japheth.

Genesis 10:2-5 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.

ARCHAEOLOGY

Ancient Scythian on a Horse

Ancient Scythian Sculpture

Ancient Scythian sculpture of a man on a horse. The ancient Scythians were descendants of Ashkenaz, the son of Gomer and the grandson of Japheth.

Quick Reference Map
Quick Reference Map of the Hamites and Shem, Ham, and Japheth Descendants
Map of the Hamites, from whom Nimrod descended (Click to Enlarge)

ARCHAEOLOGY

Ancient Hamites from the Tomb of Seti

Ancient Hamites from a wall painting in the tomb of Seti in ancient Egypt

Ancient peoples from the tomb of Seti. Libyan, a Nubian, an Asiatic, and an Egyptian. The Hamites were descended from Ham the son of Noah.

Genesis 10:10-16 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and abtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan. And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 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...


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