The Division of the Families Genesis 10

The Division of the Families (Genesis 10)

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Genesis chapter 10 is commonly referred to as the “Table of Nations.” It provides a genealogical record of the descendants of Noah’s three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth, who repopulated the earth after the flood. The table lists the names of the descendants of each son, and their respective nations or regions.

Most theologian scholars would interpret the Table of Nations as a critical part of the narrative of the Great Creator’s plan for humanity. It demonstrates that despite the devastation of the flood, the Great Creator’s promise to bless the earth through Noah and his family still prevailed. The genealogy also serves as a record of the fulfillment of the Great Creator’s promise to Adam and Eve to multiply and fill the earth.

The Table of Nations also highlights the diversity of the human race, showing that all people are descended from a common ancestor. This serves as a reminder that every human being is created in the image of the Great Creator and has inherent worth and value. Additionally, the Table of Nations sets the stage for the rest of the biblical narrative, as many of the nations mentioned in the genealogy play significant roles in the history of Israel and the coming of the Messiah.

Don’t Divide Us

Overall, theologian scholars view the Table of Nations in Genesis chapter 10 as an essential piece of the biblical narrative, demonstrating the Great Creator’s sovereignty over all nations and peoples and setting the stage for the unfolding of His redemptive plan. And if the world was repopulated through the sons and the nations formed from them, it is safe to say we all descend from one of these three sons and the people of the world can trace their DNA to one of these family units. This chapter helps the identification process of ancient people to the present. This chapter should not be used as a tool to divide, but rather to grasp knowledge and understanding of historical events, people, and regions.

Genesis 10

2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided into their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

Japheth had seven sons; in this chapter, there was an emphasis on his sons Gomer and Javan.

The Sons of Ham

6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

Ham had four sons, with the entry emphasis on what appears to be the firstborn, Cush.

7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.

8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

Nimrod comes from Cush, who comes from Ham. He became a powerful man on the Earth.

9 He was a mighty hunter before the Great Spirit: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Great Spirit.

10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

He started one of the world’s first kingdoms, perhaps called Babel after the fact, but it was in the land of Shinar, which is Sennar. He built cities such as Erech, Accad, and Calneh.

11 Out of that land went forth Asshur and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,

12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.

Verses 10 and 11 allow us to understand that the countries were comprised of mixed multitudes. Asshur, who is a son of Shem, not Ham, left Shinar and went to build Nineveh, Rehoboth, and Calah.

13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.

Mizraim or Mitzraim is another son of Ham listed in this chapter. He is known as Egypt in our modern day and his well-known descendants include the Philistines.

15 And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,

16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,

17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, 18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: 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, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha. 20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

Last was Canaan, Sidon his firstborn and they had their land borders described. Their borders were from Sidon, like when you come to Gerar, then to Gaza, to Sodom and Gomorrah, and even to Admah and Zeboim.

Then there is the family of Shem.

21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born. 22 The children of Shem; Elam, Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. 23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber. 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. 26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, 28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, 29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan. 30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east.

Once again, the scribes thought it important to inform us Shem is the father of Eber and Shem is also the brother of Japheth, however, Shem was the older brother. Shem’s sons were Elam, Asshur (who built Nineveh), Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram.

The notable sons according to this scribe or scribes were, Aram (although written last) and Arphaxad. Arphaxad’s notable sons were Salah who had Eber, and Eber’s sons Peleg and Joktan, and they followed Joktan in this chapter. Joktan’s sons stayed east, like when one goes to Sephar from Mesha. We’ll show you soon enough, this is in the Kenya/Ethiopia/Djibouti areas.

It’s important to reimage in our minds that the land of Shinar or Sennar is not modern-day Iraq or Iran, instead, it is modern-day Soudan/Sudan. This is where the worldwide disperse began after the tower of Babel was stopped. Asshur went and built Nineveh, Mizraim perhaps went to build what we call Egypt today, Canaan went to build Mamre, etc.

The children of Noah disperse, primarily on the continent of Africa. The image below depicts what historians and scholars have represented as the historical events after the flood and how the sons of Noah divided the lands:

However, this is incorrect. This is what we propose:

We propose this because the land of Shinar is originally said to be in modern-day Sudan.

Sudan is the land of Shinar (Sennar) where Nimrod, the son of Cush ruled, before and after the Tower of Babel. Thus this is where Cush or Ethiopia dwelled. North of Sudan is Egypt; this is where Mizraim dwelled. This is still on the continent of Africa.

Canaan took the southern parts of the continent of Africa. With Put, Mizraim, Cush, and Canaan all on the continent of Africa, they have to be children of Ham (is the thought or idea).

This is the case unless some shenanigans took place, which the Bible through the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah confirms. They said respectively, the turning of things upside down and we have inherited lies things of no profit, thus this is what we have as of today.

The first thing to change is to give the right father to the sons:

Genesis 10:6 And the sons of Ham Japheth; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

Why did we do this?

It’s because Japheth will dwell in the tents or lands of Shem. His offspring are on the continent of Africa, thus the shock of our lives is that Shem and his offspring actually dwell on the same continent.

The depiction above is what scholars and theologians suggest and teach. They took the sons of Japheth (from Genesis 10) and placed them in Europe and Asia. What this means to the trained or spirit-led eye is that these are the sons of Ham.

Genesis 10:2 The sons of Japheth Ham; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

This also may clear up something else; perhaps Canaan wasn’t cursed. Maybe Ham himself was as he was sent off and out of the most fruitful continent on the earth at the time. Or, maybe Canaan is the son of Ham, and brother to Gomer, Magog, Javan, and the rest. Maybe?

It’s a bold move to correct scripture, especially without modern-day credentials, press conferences, and a lot of media attention that this is being done and why. However, the Spirit comforted us and confirmed to us this is the case. Also, the Spirit repeated this scripture to us that was mentioned to Joshua.

Joshua 1

6 Be strong and of a good courage: 9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Great Spirit thy Great Creator is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

The remainder of chapter 11 of Genesis spelled out the genealogy or generations of Shem through his son Arphaxad, Eber, and this time, Peleg. This lineage will lead us to Nahor, Terah, and Abram, who along with his offspring will become a focal point of the remainder of the scriptures.

These lived in the Ur of the Chaldees; this place was later called Babylon, thus this is the land of Shinar. However, Abram’s family lived in Mesopotamia, which is in the land of Aram (today they call it Syria, but really it is Aram). Aram is one of the sons of Shem and his family (as well as all the sons of Shem) inhabited West Africa. Nimrod, the king of Elam, and the kings of Aram, and Asshur had alliances with each other.

So it is known that people like Abram would live in West, East, and North Africa.

Most historians and scribes leave out that part of the ancient maps because it identifies Mesopotamia, Nineveh, Damascus, and all the names we read about that pertain to (modern-day) Syria, really and ideally, this area pertained to the sons of Shem who are the owners of West African ancient and modern-day kingdoms.

And yes, this may very well be one of the heaviest things to fall upon your Christian, Hebrew, Jewish, Islamic, or Athiestic head; but you, like us, will have to confess that you too inherited unprofitable lies and things of no value before the Great King, Msindisi.

What’s not mentioned in our Bible is that Noah and Shem already moved south into the land of Canaan. Abram is about to get his more public calling to leave West and East Africa and move south to where he will inherit along with his offspring.

You are welcome to join us again for the next episode of this series, Unprofitable Lies!

Minister Koko

BSM Team

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