Genesis Lesson 7 Day 4

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Genesis 10

Noah’s sons were fruitful and multiplied.

10. a. Familiar names, cities, and nations

Ninevah (Jonah), Babel (the tower), Tarshish (Paul, also Jonah fled there), Canaan (the land God gave to Isreal), Assyria (an area/nation), Sodom and Gomorrah (God destroyed with raining fire), and Magog (Revelation 20:8) to mention a few. 

b. Noah’s prophecy especially about Canaan became reality.

Ham’s descendants are the peoples who populated Africa and the Far East.1

  • Cush: Some of his sons founded Babylon (notably Nimrod) and others founded Ethiopia.
  • Mizraim: Also a name the Bible calls Egypt.
  • Put: Libya, North Africa west of Egypt.
  • Canaan: Originally settled the land we know as Israel and surrounding regions.

One of Shem’s sons, Arphaxad, was the ancestor of Abram and the Hebrews.

Another of Shem’s sons, Uz. Job came from the land of Uz.

11. Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord:

The context shows this was not a compliment. God saw him as an offense.

He ruled over Babel, which was the first organized rebellion of humans against God. The name Nimrod itself means, “let us rebel.”1

[Mighty hunter] is not talking about Nimrod’s ability to hunt wild game. . . He was a hunter of men—a warrior. It was through his ability to fight and kill and rule ruthlessly that his kingdom of the Euphrates valley city-states was consolidated. (Boice)1

Characteristics of famous Bible cities founded by Nimrod

Hence it is likely that Nimrod, having acquired power, used it in tyranny and oppression; and by rapine and violence founded the domination which was the first distinguished by the name of a kingdom on the face of the earth. (Clark)1

Nimrod led a rebellion against God in Babel, a city in Babylon. God demonstrated He does not approve of globalization when He changed their languages and caused the people to scatter.

God sent Jonah to preach against the wickedness of Nineveh, the capital city of Assyria, modern day Iraq. “Assyria was an idolatrous, proud, and ruthless nation bent on world conquest and had long been a threat to Israel.”5

12. Differences among the nations

I enjoy different languages, people groups, cultures, geography, architecture, fabrics, clothing, food, etc.

I loved that when we visited Israel in the mid-1990s, I saw signs written in many languages. We encountered Christians from Germany and other nations and Jews from various places.

Where we live, we have Christian neighbors from China, Korea, Poland, and UK (probably some from other nations since I haven’t met everyone), and various races and ethnicities. 

Humans frequently allow religious, political, racial, cultural, economic, and ideological differences to cause clashes, sometimes violent ones.

Currently, our nation is experiencing unrest and violence due to differences. Christianity is under attack in US, in communist nations of North Korea and China, in Muslim nations and others. 

We continue to intercede for our country and beyond our borders.

[God said] If I shut up the sky so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send [a plague] among my people; if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:13-14


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