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Genesis 9:2 "And the fear of you and the terror of you shall be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given.

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      2. And the fear of you and the dread of you--The second part re-establishes man's dominion over the inferior animals; it was now founded not as at first in love and kindness, but in terror; this dread of man prevails among all the stronger as well as the weaker members of the animal tribes and keeps away from his haunts all but those employed in his service.


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Genesis 9 Images and Notes

Brief Summary: Noah and his sons are commanded to multiply and fill the whole earth, man is given dominion over all living things, the death penalty is decreed for murder, God promises that he will never again destroy the earth by water, Canaan is cursed, and Shem and Japheth are blessed.

Genesis Chapter 9

Genesis 9:16 - And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that [is] upon the earth.

God's Covenant with Noah (Genesis 9:1-19)
Noah's Prophecy Concerning the Nations (Genesis 9:20-29)

1 God Blesseth Noah
4 Blood And Murder Are Forbidden
8 God's Covenant
13 Signified By The Rainbow
18 Noah Replenisheth The World,
20 Planteth A Vineyard
21 Is Drunken And Mocked By His Son
25 Curseth Canaan
26 Blesseth Shem
27 Prayeth For Japheth
29 And Dieth

Topics for Bible Study

God Blessses Noah
God Blesses Noah's Sons
The Fear of Man on Every Beast
Man is Given Meat for Food
The Blood is Set Apart
Murder is Punishable by Death
God Made Man in His Image
God's Covenant with Noah
The Rainbow as a Token
Noah Planted a Vineyard
Noah's Nakedness
Canaan's Curse
Shem is Blessed
Japheth is Enlarged
Noah Dies at 950

Map of the Table of Nations

Noah's Ark Resting with Dove Returning - Gustave Dore
Painting of Noah's Ark Resting with Dove Returning - Gustave Dore

Genesis 9:20-21 And Noah began [to be] an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken...


Hittite God Bearing Grapes

Hittite Fertility God Holding Grapes

This rock cut relief from Ivriz, Turkey depicts a Hittite fertility god holding a bunch of grapes. Vineyards and wine was very abundant in the ancient Anatolian culture around Turkey. Ancient cultures often saw wine from their vineyards as a blessing from the fertility gods. In fact in the ancient Hittite culture wine was a libation offering to please the gods.

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

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