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Genesis 10

Victor M. Eskew


I.           Title of Genesis 10


A.   The Generations of the Sons of Noah (Gen. 10:1)

B.    The Families of the Sons of Noah (Gen. 10:32)

C.   Divisions of the Nations

D.   From Three (Shem, Ham, and Japheth) Came Seventy-Two


II.         Key Verse of Genesis 10:† Genesis 10:32


These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations:† and by them were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.


III.       Outline of Genesis 10


i.               Introduction (Gen. 10:1)

ii.              The Sons of Jepheth (Gen. 10:2-5)

iii.            The Sons of Ham (Gen. 10:6-20)

iv.            The Sons of Shem (Gen. 10:21-31)

v.              Conclusion (Gen. 10:32)


IV.        Lessons from Genesis 10


A.   God has made of one blood all the nations of the earth (See Acts 17:26).


And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the time before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.


B.    This list is historical, political, geographical, genealogical, and biographical.† This chapter is setting the stage for all that is to come in the remainder of the Old Testament.


C.   Godís will is for these individuals to develop into nations.† God never intended for there to be one world government over all men.†


D.   Cush will develop into the lands of Africa.

1.     Nimrod seems to have been the first to reach out to have power within the earth (Gen. 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.


2.     Abraham has interactions with the Pharaoh of Egypt (Gen. 12:10-20).†

3.     By the time of Moses, they are a world power.


E.    Ham is going to be responsible for many of the nations that would become the enemies of Godís people.

1.     Babylon (Gen. 10:10)

2.     Assyria (Gen. 10:11)

3.     Egypt (Gen. 10:13-14)

4.     The Philistines (Gen. 10:14)

5.     The Canaanite tribes (Gen. 10:15-18)