Sunday, March 21, 2021

God’s Timeline – Part 18 Nations of Noah’s Sons

God’s Timeline – Part 18

Nations of Noah’s Sons

Pastor Bruce A. Shields

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SERMON INTRODUCTION

 

Nations of Noah's Sons

-         Creation Week

o   Adam, Eve, and the Fall

-         Cain and Abel

o   Evil Fills the World

-         Noah Did All God Commanded Him

o   The Flood

o   God’s Covenant with Noah

-         Noah’s Sons and Ham’s Sin

-         NOW: Nations of Noah’s Sons

 

What we have seen thus far in the Book of Genesis 1-9 is God establishing covenant with man and revealing His character to us through the events recorded in scripture.

 

God creates a covenant with instructions and explains the benefits and blessings of obedience. The punishment for disobedience is always the same, separation from God and His blessings and benefits.

 

When you obey the covenant, you receive acceptance from God (meaning you may be with Him in His presence), as well as benefits and blessings from His Kingdom, whether temporal or spiritual.

 

When you disobey, the Lord God gives you opportunity to confess your sin (disobedience) and repent, so that you may be forgiven and returned to His Kingdom and relationship through His Grace.

 

If you do not confess and repent, then you break covenant with God and the punishment for your sin ensues. You lose relationship with God as well as all the blessings and benefits of belonging to His Kingdom.

 

 

Today we will read about Noah’s sons and the beginning of the new nations on the earth.

 

 

SCRIPTURE READING

Genesis 10

“This is the account of Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah’s sons, who themselves had sons after the flood.

 

The Japhethites

2 The sons of Japheth:

 

Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek and Tiras.

 

3 The sons of Gomer:

 

Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah.

 

4 The sons of Javan:

 

Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites and the Rodanites. 5 (From these the maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language.)

 

The Hamites

6 The sons of Ham:

 

Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan.

 

7 The sons of Cush:

 

Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah and Sabteka.

 

The sons of Raamah:

 

Sheba and Dedan.

 

8 Cush was the father of Nimrod, who became 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, Uruk, Akkad and Kalneh, 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—which is the great city.

 

13 Egypt was the father of

 

the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 14 Pathrusites, Kasluhites (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 Hamathites.

 

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 Zeboyim, as far as Lasha.

 

20 These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.

 

The Semites

21 Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother was[h] Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber.

 

22 The sons of Shem:

 

Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.

 

23 The sons of Aram:

 

Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshek.

 

24 Arphaxad was the father of Shelah,

 

and Shelah 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.”

 

Why did I include this portion of the Bible into the series which is to focus on peaks in scripture? Mainly because the history is important, and knowing where these tribes, or nations belong on the scheme of things matters.

 

Later in scripture, when we speak of Canaan, or the Philistines, Egypt, Syrians, etc., it is important to understand where they come from, and what they were taught by their fathers, and their fathers’ fathers.

 

 

       I.         THE SONS OF JAPHETH – THE JAPHETHITES

a.      Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek and Tiras

 

b.     Sons of Gomer (founder of Galatians)

                                     i.      Ashkenaz (later becomes Germany)

                                  ii.      Riphath (the Celtic people)

                               iii.      Togarmah (Europeans and Western Asia including Armenians, Iran, Turks, Georgians, Greeks, Aryan)

 

c.      Sons of Javan

                                     i.      Elishah (Island of Cyprus)

                                  ii.      Tarshish (Phoenicia/Lebanon and the Land of Israel)

                               iii.      The Kittites

                                iv.      The Rodanites (Dodanites) – from these the maritime peoples spread out into the territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language

 

 

   II.         THE SONS OF HAM – THE HAMITES

a.      Cush, Eqypt, Put (Libia) and Canaan

 

b.     The sons of Cush

                                     i.      Seba (Etheiopians)

                                  ii.      Havilah (South-West Arabia and Africa)

                               iii.      Sabtah (territories between Spain and Africa)

                                iv.      Raamah (Saudi Arabia)

 

                                   v.      Sabteka (unknown to this date)

 

                                vi.      Nimrod

1.      Cush was the father of Nimrod, who became 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

a.      Babylon (Babil)

b.     Uruk (Iraq)

c.      Akkad and Kalneh, in Shinar. (Babylonia)

d.     11 From that land he went to Assyria (Turkey), where he built

e.      Nineveh (Mosul in Iraq)

f.       Rehoboth Ir (unknown location within Philistine territories)

g.     Calah (South of Mosul in Iraq)

h.     Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah—which is the great city. (Macedonia/Bulgaria)

 

 

c.      The sons of Raamah

                                     i.      Sheba (Ethiopia and East Africa)

                                  ii.      Dedan (North-West Arabia)

 

 

d.     Egypt was the father of

                                     i.      the Ludites (Western Asia Minor-only mentioned twice in the Bible)

                                  ii.      Anamites (Libyan Desert)

                               iii.      Lehabites (Libyans)

                                iv.      Naphtuhites (Egyptian Delta)

                                   v.      Pathrusites (Upper Egypt)

                                vi.      Kasluhites (some migrated out of Egypt to southern Canaan 3,000 BC to become the Philistines)

                             vii.      Caphtorites (Crete)

 

 

e.      Canaan (Lebanon and Syria) was the father of

                                     i.      Sidon his firstborn, and of the Hittites (founded Jerusalem with Amorites)

                                  ii.      Jebusites (Occupied Jerusalem)

                               iii.      Amorites (Syria & Lebanon)

                                iv.      Girgashites (unknown)

                                   v.      Hivites (Shechem of the city of Shechem who raped Jacob’s daughter Dinah was a Hivite)

                                vi.      Arkites (Coast of Lebanon)

                             vii.      Sinites (unknown)

                           viii.      Arvadites (unknown)

                                 ix.      Zemarites (unknown)

                                    x.      Hamathites (North Damascus)

 

                                 xi.      Later the Canaanite clans scattered 19 and the borders of Canaan reached from

 

1.      Sidon toward Gerar as far as Gaza (A Philistine town south of central Israel)

2.      and then toward Sodom, Gomorrah (believed to be located under the Dead Sea)

3.      Admah and Zeboyim (destroyed along with Sodom and Gomorrah)

4.      as far as Lasha (East of the Dead Sea)

 

                              xii.      20 These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.

 

 

III.         THE SONS OF SHEM – THE SEMITES

a.      Shem was the ancestor to all the sons of Eber (ancestor to the Israelites)

b.     The sons of Shem

                                     i.      Elam (Southern Iranian plateau)

                                  ii.      Ashur (Founded Assyria)

                               iii.      Arphaxad (West Bank of Euphrates)

1.      Shelah (Edom)

a.      Eber

                                                                         i.      Two sons born to Eber

                                                                      ii.      Peleg (because in his time the earth was divided)

                                                                   iii.      In the last verse of chapter 10, the author explains the division of the nations. The nations listed in this chapter spread over the entire earth. Chapter 10 sets the stage for the story of the Tower of Babel in chapter 11. The explanation as to how they were spread over the earth will be found in chapter 11.

1.      This division was with nations languages being confused

2.      This division was between those who wanted to build the tower and those who wanted to serve God

3.      This division could also refer to the physical manipulation of land masses breaking the world into continents dividing the people even more

                                                                    iv.      Joktan (south Arabia)

1.      Almodad (Arabia)

2.      Sheleph (Yemenites)

3.      Hazarmaveth (Court of Death – East of Yemen)

4.      Jerah (Arab tribe)

5.      Hadoram (Arab tribe)

6.      Uzal (Yemen Arabian tribe)

7.      Diklah (Arabs)

8.      Obal (Arab tribe)

9.      Abimael (Arab tribe near Babel)

10. Sheba (Ethiopian)

11. Ophir (unidentified famous region where Solomon’s fleet sailed)

12. Havilah (Part of Eden where Pison river flowed)

13. Jobab (Ruled Edomites)

 

                                iv.      Lud (Some scholars have associated the Biblical Lud with the Lubdu of Assyrian sources, who inhabited certain parts of western Media and Atropatene.)

                                   v.      Aram (Syria)

1.      Sons of Aram

2.      Uz (Where Job is from)

3.      Hul (Armenia)

4.      Gether (unknown)

5.      Meshek (Turkey)

 

c.      The region where they lived

                                     i.      Stretched from Mesha toward Sephar in the eastern hill country

                                  ii.      These are the sons of Shem by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations

 

 

CONCLUSION –

 

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.

 

 

 

Next week we will read about the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11)

 

 

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