Genesis chs. 6 to 11
The Story of Noah
To Hear a Talk based on the Text below:
Noah and the Flood. General Directions to All Mankind
Genesis chapters 6:9 to 11(ca. 31 minutes)
[Genesis 6:9] THESE ARE THE GENERATIONS OF NOAH: NOAH WAS A JUST MAN AND PERFECT IN HIS GENERATIONS, AND NOAH WALKED WITH GOD.
Nopah went with God according to the Will of God as he understood it.
[Genesis 6:10] AND NOAH BEGAT THREE SONS, SHEM, HAM, AND JAPHETH.
[Genesis 6:11] THE EARTH ALSO WAS CORRUPT BEFORE GOD, AND THE EARTH WAS FILLED WITH VIOLENCE.
"VIOLENCE": In Hebrew "Chamas" which is usually taken to connote "violent theft".
[Genesis 6:12] AND GOD LOOKED UPON THE EARTH, AND, BEHOLD, IT WAS CORRUPT; FOR ALL FLESH HAD CORRUPTED HIS WAY UPON THE EARTH.
Traditionally this means that sexual perversion had taken over. It is also taking over today. There is no such thing as private actions that affect no-one. Perversion affects everyone and permeates everything. Once it exists there is no getting away from it.
[Genesis 6:13] AND GOD SAID UNTO NOAH, THE END OF ALL FLESH IS COME BEFORE ME; FOR THE EARTH IS FILLED WITH VIOLENCE THROUGH THEM; AND, BEHOLD, I WILL DESTROY THEM WITH THE EARTH.
[Genesis 6:14] MAKE THEE AN ARK OF GOPHER WOOD; ROOMS SHALT THOU MAKE IN THE ARK, AND SHALT PITCH IT WITHIN AND WITHOUT WITH PITCH.
[Genesis 6:15] AND THIS IS THE FASHION WHICH THOU SHALT MAKE IT OF: THE LENGTH OF THE ARK SHALL BE THREE HUNDRED CUBITS, THE BREADTH OF IT FIFTY CUBITS, AND THE HEIGHT OF IT THIRTY CUBITS.
[Genesis 6:16] A WINDOW SHALT THOU MAKE TO THE ARK, AND IN A CUBIT SHALT THOU FINISH IT ABOVE; AND THE DOOR OF THE ARK SHALT THOU SET IN THE SIDE THEREOF; WITH LOWER, SECOND, AND THIRD STORIES SHALT THOU MAKE IT.
[Genesis 6:17] AND, BEHOLD, I, EVEN I, DO BRING A FLOOD OF WATERS UPON THE EARTH, TO DESTROY ALL FLESH, WHEREIN IS THE BREATH OF LIFE, FROM UNDER HEAVEN; AND EVERY THING THAT IS IN THE EARTH SHALL DIE.
A gathering ("mikvah") of waters in which something is immersed has a purifying property. The whole of the earth needed one big purification through immersion. So to, people who are in touch with nature etc often feel that a snow covering or heavy rain has a similar purifying effect.
[Genesis 6:18] BUT WITH THEE WILL I ESTABLISH MY COVENANT; AND THOU SHALT COME INTO THE ARK, THOU, AND THY SONS, AND THY WIFE, AND THY SONS' WIVES WITH THEE.
Noah was destined to continue the human race. In the genes of Noah and his sons and their womenfolk were distilled something out of all the generations that had gone before them.
[Genesis 6:19] AND OF EVERY LIVING THING OF ALL FLESH, TWO OF EVERY SORT SHALT THOU BRING INTO THE ARK, TO KEEP THEM ALIVE WITH THEE; THEY SHALL BE MALE AND FEMALE.
[Genesis 6:20] OF FOWLS AFTER THEIR KIND, AND OF CATTLE AFTER THEIR KIND, OF EVERY CREEPING THING OF THE EARTH AFTER HIS KIND, TWO OF EVERY SORT SHALL COME UNTO THEE, TO KEEP THEM ALIVE.
[Genesis 6:21] AND TAKE THOU UNTO THEE OF ALL FOOD THAT IS EATEN, AND THOU SHALT GATHER IT TO THEE; AND IT SHALL BE FOR FOOD FOR THEE, AND FOR THEM.
[Genesis 6:22] THUS DID NOAH; ACCORDING TO ALL THAT GOD COMMANDED HIM, SO DID HE.
[Genesis 7:1] AND THE LORD SAID UNTO NOAH, COME THOU AND ALL THY HOUSE INTO THE ARK; FOR THEE HAVE I SEEN RIGHTEOUS BEFORE ME IN THIS GENERATION.
"IN THIS GENERATION": The Sages said that this expression could be understood in either one of two contradictory ways: (1) Noah was righteous relative to his generation but in another age he would not necessarily have been considered so. OR,
(2) Noah was absolutely righteous in his own generation and would have been even more so in another age. From this we may learn two things:
a. A person is to be judged according to his environment and circumstance.
b. Our environment determines much of our acheivement. In some cases a good person has no choice but to move elsewhere. This especially holds if one is charged with the upkeep of children etc who are esepcially vulnerable to influence from the surroundings.
[Genesis 7:2] OF EVERY CLEAN BEAST THOU SHALT TAKE TO THEE BY SEVENS, THE MALE AND HIS FEMALE: AND OF BEASTS THAT ARE NOT CLEAN BY TWO, THE MALE AND HIS FEMALE.
"BY SEVENS": In Hebbrew "shiva, shiva", i.e. "seven, seven". We woul,d understand this to say that there should be seven of each, seven males and seven females. No-one else however sems to share this understanding, as far as we know.
The principle of clean and unclean beasts must have already been familiar to Noah. The Sages understood this verse as saying that Noah was to take seven clean beasts, i.e. three pairs of male and female and one extra one to serve as future sacrifice, and one pair of unclean beasts. we understand that passage as saying that there should be seven pairs of clean animals. Clean animals encompass sheep, goats, cattle, and deer, and maybe the giraffe as well. Leaving the giraffe to the side for the moment we may say that there were four major types of clean animals and 14 of each gives us 56 which is not a lot compared to all the other animals that were included. Again, apart from the giraffe, all other types of clean aniamsl are included in the above categories, e.g the American Bison can be counted as part of the Cattle Family. This explanation also accords with the logical need for available livestock that would arise after the flood.
[Genesis 7:3] OF FOWLS ALSO OF THE AIR BY SEVENS, THE MALE AND THE FEMALE; TO KEEP SEED ALIVE UPON THE FACE OF ALL THE EARTH.
[Genesis 7:4] FOR YET SEVEN DAYS, AND I WILL CAUSE IT TO RAIN UPON THE EARTH FORTY DAYS AND FORTY NIGHTS; AND EVERY LIVING SUBSTANCE THAT I HAVE MADE WILL I DESTROY FROM OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH.
[Genesis 7:5] AND NOAH DID ACCORDING UNTO ALL THAT THE LORD COMMANDED HIM.
[Genesis 7:6] AND NOAH WAS SIX HUNDRED YEARS OLD WHEN THE FLOOD OF WATERS WAS UPON THE EARTH.
[Genesis 7:7] AND NOAH WENT IN, AND HIS SONS, AND HIS WIFE, AND HIS SONS' WIVES WITH HIM, INTO THE ARK, BECAUSE OF THE WATERS OF THE FLOOD.
[Genesis 7:8] OF CLEAN BEASTS, AND OF BEASTS THAT ARE NOT CLEAN, AND OF FOWLS, AND OF EVERY THING THAT CREEPETH UPON THE EARTH,
[Genesis 7:9] THERE WENT IN TWO AND TWO UNTO NOAH INTO THE ARK, THE MALE AND THE FEMALE, AS GOD HAD COMMANDED NOAH.
[Genesis 7:10] AND IT CAME TO PASS AFTER SEVEN DAYS, THAT THE WATERS OF THE FLOOD WERE UPON THE EARTH.
[Genesis 7:11] IN THE SIX HUNDREDTH YEAR OF NOAH'S LIFE, IN THE SECOND MONTH, THE SEVENTEENTH DAY OF THE MONTH, THE SAME DAY WERE ALL THE FOUNTAINS OF THE GREAT DEEP BROKEN UP, AND THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN WERE OPENED.
There were both rains and upsurges of the depths. The moon influences the level of the sea. That is why we have tides due to the gravity of the moon exerting a greater influence on the waters of the sea than it does on the dry land. A change in the alignment of the moon in regards to the earth could cause an increase in the level of the sea.
[Genesis 7:12] AND THE RAIN WAS UPON THE EARTH FORTY DAYS AND FORTY NIGHTS.
[Genesis 7:13] IN THE SELFSAME DAY ENTERED NOAH, AND SHEM, AND HAM, AND JAPHETH, THE SONS OF NOAH, AND NOAH'S WIFE, AND THE THREE WIVES OF HIS SONS WITH THEM, INTO THE ARK;
[Genesis 7:14] THEY, AND EVERY BEAST AFTER HIS KIND, AND ALL THE CATTLE AFTER THEIR KIND, AND EVERY CREEPING THING THAT CREEPETH UPON THE EARTH AFTER HIS KIND, AND EVERY FOWL AFTER HIS KIND, EVERY BIRD OF EVERY SORT.
[Genesis 7:15] AND THEY WENT IN UNTO NOAH INTO THE ARK, TWO AND TWO OF ALL FLESH, WHEREIN IS THE BREATH OF LIFE.
[Genesis 7:16] AND THEY THAT WENT IN, WENT IN MALE AND FEMALE OF ALL FLESH, AS GOD HAD COMMANDED HIM: AND THE LORD SHUT HIM IN.
[Genesis 7:17] AND THE FLOOD WAS FORTY DAYS UPON THE EARTH; AND THE WATERS INCREASED, AND BARE UP THE ARK, AND IT WAS LIFT UP ABOVE THE EARTH.
[Genesis 7:18] AND THE WATERS PREVAILED, AND WERE INCREASED GREATLY UPON THE EARTH; AND THE ARK WENT UPON THE FACE OF THE WATERS.
[Genesis 7:19] AND THE WATERS PREVAILED EXCEEDINGLY UPON THE EARTH; AND ALL THE HIGH HILLS, THAT WERE UNDER THE WHOLE HEAVEN, WERE COVERED.
[Genesis 7:20] FIFTEEN CUBITS UPWARD DID THE WATERS PREVAIL; AND THE MOUNTAINS WERE COVERED.
[Genesis 7:21] AND ALL FLESH DIED THAT MOVED UPON THE EARTH, BOTH OF FOWL, AND OF CATTLE, AND OF BEAST, AND OF EVERY CREEPING THING THAT CREEPETH UPON THE EARTH, AND EVERY MAN:
[Genesis 7:22] ALL IN WHOSE NOSTRILS WAS THE BREATH OF LIFE, OF ALL THAT WAS IN THE DRY LAND, DIED.
[Genesis 7:23] AND EVERY LIVING SUBSTANCE WAS DESTROYED WHICH WAS UPON THE FACE OF THE GROUND, BOTH MAN, AND CATTLE, AND THE CREEPING THINGS, AND THE FOWL OF THE HEAVEN; AND THEY WERE DESTROYED FROM THE EARTH: AND NOAH ONLY REMAINED ALIVE, AND THEY THAT WERE WITH HIM IN THE ARK.
[Genesis 7:24] AND THE WATERS PREVAILED UPON THE EARTH AN HUNDRED AND FIFTY DAYS.
[Genesis 8:1] AND GOD REMEMBERED NOAH, AND EVERY LIVING THING, AND ALL THE CATTLE THAT WAS WITH HIM IN THE ARK: AND GOD MADE A WIND TO PASS OVER THE EARTH, AND THE WATERS ASSWAGED;
[Genesis 8:2] THE FOUNTAINS ALSO OF THE DEEP AND THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN WERE STOPPED, AND THE RAIN FROM HEAVEN WAS RESTRAINED;
[Genesis 8:3] AND THE WATERS RETURNED FROM OFF THE EARTH CONTINUALLY: AND AFTER THE END OF THE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DAYS THE WATERS WERE ABATED.
[Genesis 8:4] AND THE ARK RESTED IN THE SEVENTH MONTH, ON THE SEVENTEENTH DAY OF THE MONTH, UPON THE MOUNTAINS OF ARARAT.
Ararat is in that region of Armenia now ruled by Turkey. The population is mainly Kurdish at present.
[Genesis 8:5] AND THE WATERS DECREASED CONTINUALLY UNTIL THE TENTH MONTH: IN THE TENTH MONTH, ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH, WERE THE TOPS OF THE MOUNTAINS SEEN.
[Genesis 8:6] AND IT CAME TO PASS AT THE END OF FORTY DAYS, THAT NOAH OPENED THE WINDOW OF THE ARK WHICH HE HAD MADE:
[Genesis 8:7] AND HE SENT FORTH A RAVEN, WHICH WENT FORTH TO AND FRO, UNTIL THE WATERS WERE DRIED UP FROM OFF THE EARTH.
[Genesis 8:8] ALSO HE SENT FORTH A DOVE FROM HIM, TO SEE IF THE WATERS WERE ABATED FROM OFF THE FACE OF THE GROUND;
[Genesis 8:9] BUT THE DOVE FOUND NO REST FOR THE SOLE OF HER FOOT, AND SHE RETURNED UNTO HIM INTO THE ARK, FOR THE WATERS WERE ON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH: THEN HE PUT FORTH HIS HAND, AND TOOK HER, AND PULLED HER IN UNTO HIM INTO THE ARK.
[Genesis 8:10] AND HE STAYED YET OTHER SEVEN DAYS; AND AGAIN HE SENT FORTH THE DOVE OUT OF THE ARK;
[Genesis 8:11] AND THE DOVE CAME IN TO HIM IN THE EVENING; AND, LO, IN HER MOUTH WAS AN OLIVE LEAF PLUCKT OFF: SO NOAH KNEW THAT THE WATERS WERE ABATED FROM OFF THE EARTH.
[Genesis 8:12] AND HE STAYED YET OTHER SEVEN DAYS; AND SENT FORTH THE DOVE; WHICH RETURNED NOT AGAIN UNTO HIM ANY MORE.
[Genesis 8:13] AND IT CAME TO PASS IN THE SIX HUNDREDTH AND FIRST YEAR, IN THE FIRST MONTH, THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH, THE WATERS WERE DRIED UP FROM OFF THE EARTH: AND NOAH REMOVED THE COVERING OF THE ARK, AND LOOKED, AND, BEHOLD, THE FACE OF THE GROUND WAS DRY.
[Genesis 8:14] AND IN THE SECOND MONTH, ON THE SEVEN AND TWENTIETH DAY OF THE MONTH, WAS THE EARTH DRIED.
[Genesis 8:15] AND GOD SPAKE UNTO NOAH, SAYING,
[Genesis 8:16] GO FORTH OF THE ARK, THOU, AND THY WIFE, AND THY SONS, AND THY SONS' WIVES WITH THEE.
[Genesis 8:17] BRING FORTH WITH THEE EVERY LIVING THING THAT IS WITH THEE, OF ALL FLESH, BOTH OF FOWL, AND OF CATTLE, AND OF EVERY CREEPING THING THAT CREEPETH UPON THE EARTH; THAT THEY MAY BREED ABUNDANTLY IN THE EARTH, AND BE FRUITFUL, AND MULTIPLY UPON THE EARTH.
God gave a blessing to the animals to be fruitful and multiply.
[Genesis 8:18] AND NOAH WENT FORTH, AND HIS SONS, AND HIS WIFE, AND HIS SONS' WIVES WITH HIM:
[Genesis 8:19] EVERY BEAST, EVERY CREEPING THING, AND EVERY FOWL, AND WHATSOEVER CREEPETH UPON THE EARTH, AFTER THEIR KINDS, WENT FORTH OUT OF THE ARK.
[Genesis 8:20] AND NOAH BUILDED AN ALTAR UNTO THE LORD; AND TOOK OF EVERY CLEAN BEAST, AND OF EVERY CLEAN FOWL, AND OFFERED BURNT OFFERINGS ON THE ALTAR.
[Genesis 8:21] AND THE LORD SMELLED A SWEET SAVOUR; AND THE LORD SAID IN HIS HEART, I WILL NOT AGAIN CURSE THE GROUND ANY MORE FOR MAN'S SAKE; FOR THE IMAGINATION OF MAN'S HEART IS EVIL FROM HIS YOUTH; NEITHER WILL I AGAIN SMITE ANY MORE EVERY THING LIVING, AS I HAVE DONE.
We all have an evil inclination. Even those of us who believe in the Almighty and try to follow HIS will frequently give into temptation and uncosnciously or subconsciously take the attitiude that we will sin now and ask for forgiveness later. We should be aware of our weaknesses and take steps to work around them, rule them, and not let them rule us.
[Genesis 8:22] WHILE THE EARTH REMAINETH, SEEDTIME AND HARVEST, AND COLD AND HEAT, AND SUMMER AND WINTER, AND DAY AND NIGHT SHALL NOT CEASE.
[Genesis 9:1] AND GOD BLESSED NOAH AND HIS SONS, AND SAID UNTO THEM, BE FRUITFUL, AND MULTIPLY, AND REPLENISH THE EARTH.
Here God gives a blessing to to mankind to be fruifful and multiply.
[Genesis 9:2] AND THE FEAR OF YOU AND THE DREAD OF YOU SHALL BE UPON EVERY BEAST OF THE EARTH, AND UPON EVERY FOWL OF THE AIR, UPON ALL THAT MOVETH UPON THE EARTH, AND UPON ALL THE FISHES OF THE SEA; INTO YOUR HAND ARE THEY DELIVERED.
All living creatures have some innate fear of humankind and men rule over all of them.
[Genesis 9:3] EVERY MOVING THING THAT LIVETH SHALL BE MEAT FOR YOU; EVEN AS THE GREEN HERB HAVE I GIVEN YOU ALL THINGS.
Some say that up unto that time mankind was vegetarian.
[Genesis 9:4] BUT FLESH WITH THE LIFE THEREOF, WHICH IS THE BLOOD THEREOF, SHALL YE NOT EAT.
Strictly speaking this means not eating a limb from a living animal. In Africa and in the Steppe lands of Central Asia it was or is the custom to take flesh or suck bloood out of living creatures. Even in the slughtering yards of North America where stun guns are used the animal may be technically still alive while being cut to pieces. In Spain and elsewhere one can obtain alcoholic beverages made out of the blood of animals
[Genesis 9:5] AND SURELY YOUR BLOOD OF YOUR LIVES WILL I REQUIRE; AT THE HAND OF EVERY BEAST WILL I REQUIRE IT, AND AT THE HAND OF MAN; AT THE HAND OF EVERY MAN'S BROTHER WILL I REQUIRE THE LIFE OF MAN.
If disasters come upon mankind it is sometimes due to manslaughter, infanticide, or abortions. This is a cause of insect borne diseases and other pestilences.
[Genesis 9:6] WHOSO SHEDDETH MAN'S BLOOD, BY MAN SHALL HIS BLOOD BE SHED: FOR IN THE IMAGE OF GOD MADE HE MAN.
This verse has several applications.
The death penalty should exist for extreme cases of murder rexcept for exceptional circumstance. Studies in the UK and probably also elsewhere show that abolition of the death penalty has increased the number of murders committed.
"WHOEVER SHEDS THE BLOOD OF MAN, BY MAN SHALL HIS BLOOD BE SHED" is also understandable in the Hebrew as saying,
"WHOEVER SHEDS THE BLOOD OF MAN WITHIN A MAN, HIS BLOOD SHALL BE SHED (Genesis 9:6), i.e. whoever kills a human foetus!
The Hebrew has "Whoever kills a man by a man ("ba-Adam" also meaning "in a man") his blood shall be spilt", meaning either that the killer shall be killed "by means of a man" (The prefix "ba" or "bi" in Hebrew being similar to the English "by") or that anyone who kills a man "inside of" a man (i.e. a human foetus) shall be killed. Both meanings were understood by the Rabbis to be applicable and not contradictory but rather complementary.
[Genesis 9:7] AND YOU, BE YE FRUITFUL, AND MULTIPLY; BRING FORTH ABUNDANTLY IN THE EARTH, AND MULTIPLY THEREIN.
[Genesis 9:8] AND GOD SPAKE UNTO NOAH, AND TO HIS SONS WITH HIM, SAYING,
[Genesis 9:9] AND I, BEHOLD, I ESTABLISH MY COVENANT WITH YOU, AND WITH YOUR SEED AFTER YOU;
[Genesis 9:10] AND WITH EVERY LIVING CREATURE THAT IS WITH YOU, OF THE FOWL, OF THE CATTLE, AND OF EVERY BEAST OF THE EARTH WITH YOU; FROM ALL THAT GO OUT OF THE ARK, TO EVERY BEAST OF THE EARTH.
[Genesis 9:11] AND I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT WITH YOU, NEITHER SHALL ALL FLESH BE CUT OFF ANY MORE BY THE WATERS OF A FLOOD; NEITHER SHALL THERE ANY MORE BE A FLOOD TO DESTROY THE EARTH.
[Genesis 9:12] AND GOD SAID, THIS IS THE TOKEN OF THE COVENANT WHICH I MAKE BETWEEN ME AND YOU AND EVERY LIVING CREATURE THAT IS WITH YOU, FOR PERPETUAL GENERATIONS:
[Genesis 9:13] I DO SET MY BOW IN THE CLOUD, AND IT SHALL BE FOR A TOKEN OF A COVENANT BETWEEN ME AND THE EARTH.
[Genesis 9:14] AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, WHEN I BRING A CLOUD OVER THE EARTH, THAT THE BOW SHALL BE SEEN IN THE CLOUD:
[Genesis 9:15] AND I WILL REMEMBER MY COVENANT, WHICH IS BETWEEN ME AND YOU AND EVERY LIVING CREATURE OF ALL FLESH; AND THE WATERS SHALL NO MORE BECOME A FLOOD TO DESTROY ALL FLESH.
[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.
[Genesis 9:17] AND GOD SAID UNTO NOAH, THIS IS THE TOKEN OF THE COVENANT, WHICH I HAVE ESTABLISHED BETWEEN ME AND ALL FLESH THAT IS UPON THE EARTH.
[Genesis 9:18] AND THE SONS OF NOAH, THAT WENT FORTH OF THE ARK, WERE SHEM, AND HAM, AND JAPHETH: AND HAM IS THE FATHER OF CANAAN.
[Genesis 9:19] THESE ARE THE THREE SONS OF NOAH: AND OF THEM WAS THE WHOLE EARTH OVERSPREAD.
[Genesis 9:20] AND NOAH BEGAN TO BE AN HUSBANDMAN, AND HE PLANTED A VINEYARD:
[Genesis 9:21] AND HE DRANK OF THE WINE, AND WAS DRUNKEN; AND HE WAS UNCOVERED WITHIN HIS TENT.
[Genesis 9:22] AND HAM, THE FATHER OF CANAAN, SAW THE NAKEDNESS OF HIS FATHER, AND TOLD HIS TWO BRETHREN WITHOUT.
[Genesis 9:23] AND SHEM AND JAPHETH TOOK A GARMENT, AND LAID IT UPON BOTH THEIR SHOULDERS, AND WENT BACKWARD, AND COVERED THE NAKEDNESS OF THEIR FATHER; AND THEIR FACES WERE BACKWARD, AND THEY SAW NOT THEIR FATHER'S NAKEDNESS.
[Genesis 9:24] AND NOAH AWOKE FROM HIS WINE, AND KNEW WHAT HIS YOUNGER SON HAD DONE UNTO HIM.
[Genesis 9:25] AND HE SAID, CURSED BE CANAAN; A SERVANT OF SERVANTS SHALL HE BE UNTO HIS BRETHREN.
According to tradition Canaan the son of Ham had been instrumental in bringing about whatever shemful act Ham had committted upon Noah.
[Genesis 9:26] AND HE SAID, BLESSED BE THE LORD GOD OF SHEM; AND CANAAN SHALL BE HIS SERVANT.
[Genesis 9:27] GOD SHALL ENLARGE JAPHETH, AND HE SHALL DWELL IN THE TENTS OF SHEM; AND CANAAN SHALL BE HIS SERVANT.
" ENLARGE": In Hebrew "Yaft" similar to the name "Yafet" or Japheth. This is derived from the Hebrew word "FAT" meaning "large, or enlarge". This is the source of the English word "fat".
[Genesis 9:28] AND NOAH LIVED AFTER THE FLOOD THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS.
[Genesis 9:29] AND ALL THE DAYS OF NOAH WERE NINE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS: AND HE DIED.
[Genesis 10:1] NOW THESE ARE THE GENERATIONS OF THE SONS OF NOAH, SHEM, HAM, AND JAPHETH: AND UNTO THEM WERE SONS BORN AFTER THE FLOOD.
[Genesis 10:2] THE SONS OF JAPHETH; GOMER, AND MAGOG, AND MADAI, AND JAVAN, AND TUBAL, AND MESHECH, AND TIRAS.
The descendants of the Sons of Noah and who they were in history and where they are today is the subject of a separate work by Brit-Am now in preparation.
[Genesis 10:3] AND THE SONS OF GOMER; ASHKENAZ, AND RIPHATH, AND TOGARMAH.
[Genesis 10:4] AND THE SONS OF JAVAN; ELISHAH, AND TARSHISH, KITTIM, AND DODANIM.
[Genesis 10:5] BY THESE WERE THE ISLES OF THE GENTILES DIVIDED IN THEIR LANDS; EVERY ONE AFTER HIS TONGUE, AFTER THEIR FAMILIES, IN THEIR NATIONS.
[Genesis 10:6] AND THE SONS OF HAM; CUSH, AND MIZRAIM, AND PHUT, AND CANAAN.
[Genesis 10:7] AND THE SONS OF CUSH; SEBA, AND HAVILAH, AND SABTAH, AND RAAMAH, AND SABTECHAH: AND THE SONS OF RAAMAH; SHEBA, AND DEDAN.
[Genesis 10:8] AND CUSH BEGAT NIMROD: HE BEGAN TO BE A MIGHTY ONE IN THE EARTH.
[Genesis 10:9] HE WAS A MIGHTY HUNTER BEFORE THE LORD: WHEREFORE IT IS SAID, EVEN AS NIMROD THE MIGHTY HUNTER BEFORE THE LORD.
[Genesis 10:10] AND THE BEGINNING OF HIS KINGDOM WAS BABEL, AND ERECH, AND ACCAD, AND CALNEH, IN THE LAND OF SHINAR.
[Genesis 10:11] OUT OF THAT LAND WENT FORTH ASSHUR, AND BUILDED NINEVEH, AND THE CITY REHOBOTH, AND CALAH,
[Genesis 10:12] AND RESEN BETWEEN NINEVEH AND CALAH: THE SAME IS A GREAT CITY.
[Genesis 10:13] AND MIZRAIM BEGAT LUDIM, AND ANAMIM, AND LEHABIM, AND NAPHTUHIM,
[Genesis 10:14] AND PATHRUSIM, AND CASLUHIM, (OUT OF WHOM CAME PHILISTIM,) AND CAPHTORIM.
[Genesis 10:15] AND CANAAN BEGAT SIDON HIS FIRST BORN, AND HETH,
[Genesis 10:16] AND THE JEBUSITE, AND THE AMORITE, AND THE GIRGASITE,
[Genesis 10:17] AND THE HIVITE, AND THE ARKITE, AND THE SINITE,
[Genesis 10:18] AND THE ARVADITE, AND THE ZEMARITE, AND THE HAMATHITE: AND AFTERWARD WERE THE FAMILIES OF THE CANAANITES SPREAD ABROAD.
[Genesis 10:19] 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.
[Genesis 10:20] THESE ARE THE SONS OF HAM, AFTER THEIR FAMILIES, AFTER THEIR TONGUES, IN THEIR COUNTRIES, AND IN THEIR NATIONS.
[Genesis 10:21] UNTO SHEM ALSO, THE FATHER OF ALL THE CHILDREN OF EBER, THE BROTHER OF JAPHETH THE ELDER, EVEN TO HIM WERE CHILDREN BORN.
[Genesis 10:22] THE CHILDREN OF SHEM; ELAM, AND ASSHUR, AND ARPHAXAD, AND LUD, AND ARAM.
[Genesis 10:23] AND THE CHILDREN OF ARAM; UZ, AND HUL, AND GETHER, AND MASH.
[Genesis 10:24] AND ARPHAXAD BEGAT SALAH; AND SALAH BEGAT EBER.
[Genesis 10:25] 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.
[Genesis 10:26] AND JOKTAN BEGAT ALMODAD, AND SHELEPH, AND HAZARMAVETH, AND JERAH,
[Genesis 10:27] AND HADORAM, AND UZAL, AND DIKLAH,
[Genesis 10:28] AND OBAL, AND ABIMAEL, AND SHEBA,
[Genesis 10:29] AND OPHIR, AND HAVILAH, AND JOBAB: ALL THESE WERE THE SONS OF JOKTAN.
[Genesis 10:30] AND THEIR DWELLING WAS FROM MESHA, AS THOU GOEST UNTO SEPHAR A MOUNT OF THE EAST.
[Genesis 10:31] THESE ARE THE SONS OF SHEM, AFTER THEIR FAMILIES, AFTER THEIR TONGUES, IN THEIR LANDS, AFTER THEIR NATIONS.
[Genesis 10:32] THESE ARE THE FAMILIES OF THE SONS OF NOAH, AFTER THEIR GENERATIONS, IN THEIR NATIONS: AND BY THESE WERE THE NATIONS DIVIDED IN THE EARTH AFTER THE FLOOD.
[Genesis 11:1] AND THE WHOLE EARTH WAS OF ONE LANGUAGE, AND OF ONE SPEECH.
[Genesis 11:2] AND IT CAME TO PASS, AS THEY JOURNEYED FROM THE EAST, THAT THEY FOUND A PLAIN IN THE LAND OF SHINAR; AND THEY DWELT THERE.
[Genesis 11:3] AND THEY SAID ONE TO ANOTHER, GO TO, LET US MAKE BRICK, AND BURN THEM THOROUGHLY. AND THEY HAD BRICK FOR STONE, AND SLIME HAD THEY FOR MORTER.
[Genesis 11:4] AND THEY SAID, GO TO, LET US BUILD US A CITY AND A TOWER, WHOSE TOP MAY REACH UNTO HEAVEN; AND LET US MAKE US A NAME, LEST WE BE SCATTERED ABROAD UPON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH.
[Genesis 11:5] AND THE LORD CAME DOWN TO SEE THE CITY AND THE TOWER, WHICH THE CHILDREN OF MEN BUILDED.
[Genesis 11:6] AND THE LORD SAID, BEHOLD, THE PEOPLE IS ONE, AND THEY HAVE ALL ONE LANGUAGE; AND THIS THEY BEGIN TO DO: AND NOW NOTHING WILL BE RESTRAINED FROM THEM, WHICH THEY HAVE IMAGINED TO DO.
[Genesis 11:7] GO TO, LET US GO DOWN, AND THERE CONFOUND THEIR LANGUAGE, THAT THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND ONE ANOTHER'S SPEECH.
[Genesis 11:8] SO THE LORD SCATTERED THEM ABROAD FROM THENCE UPON THE FACE OF ALL THE EARTH: AND THEY LEFT OFF TO BUILD THE CITY.
[Genesis 11:9] THEREFORE IS THE NAME OF IT CALLED BABEL; BECAUSE THE LORD DID THERE CONFOUND THE LANGUAGE OF ALL THE EARTH: AND FROM THENCE DID THE LORD SCATTER THEM ABROAD UPON THE FACE OF ALL THE EARTH.
[Genesis 11:10] THESE ARE THE GENERATIONS OF SHEM: SHEM WAS AN HUNDRED YEARS OLD, AND BEGAT ARPHAXAD TWO YEARS AFTER THE FLOOD:
[Genesis 11:11] AND SHEM LIVED AFTER HE BEGAT ARPHAXAD FIVE HUNDRED YEARS, AND BEGAT SONS AND DAUGHTERS.
[Genesis 11:12] AND ARPHAXAD LIVED FIVE AND THIRTY YEARS, AND BEGAT SALAH:
[Genesis 11:13] AND ARPHAXAD LIVED AFTER HE BEGAT SALAH FOUR HUNDRED AND THREE YEARS, AND BEGAT SONS AND DAUGHTERS.
[Genesis 11:14] AND SALAH LIVED THIRTY YEARS, AND BEGAT EBER:
[Genesis 11:15] AND SALAH LIVED AFTER HE BEGAT EBER FOUR HUNDRED AND THREE YEARS, AND BEGAT SONS AND DAUGHTERS.
[Genesis 11:16] AND EBER LIVED FOUR AND THIRTY YEARS, AND BEGAT PELEG:
[Genesis 11:17] AND EBER LIVED AFTER HE BEGAT PELEG FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTY YEARS, AND BEGAT SONS AND DAUGHTERS.
[Genesis 11:18] AND PELEG LIVED THIRTY YEARS, AND BEGAT REU:
[Genesis 11:19] AND PELEG LIVED AFTER HE BEGAT REU TWO HUNDRED AND NINE YEARS, AND BEGAT SONS AND DAUGHTERS.
[Genesis 11:20] AND REU LIVED TWO AND THIRTY YEARS, AND BEGAT SERUG:
[Genesis 11:21] AND REU LIVED AFTER HE BEGAT SERUG TWO HUNDRED AND SEVEN YEARS, AND BEGAT SONS AND DAUGHTERS.
[Genesis 11:22] AND SERUG LIVED THIRTY YEARS, AND BEGAT NAHOR:
[Genesis 11:23] AND SERUG LIVED AFTER HE BEGAT NAHOR TWO HUNDRED YEARS, AND BEGAT SONS AND DAUGHTERS.
[Genesis 11:24] AND NAHOR LIVED NINE AND TWENTY YEARS, AND BEGAT TERAH:
[Genesis 11:25] AND NAHOR LIVED AFTER HE BEGAT TERAH AN HUNDRED AND NINETEEN YEARS, AND BEGAT SONS AND DAUGHTERS.
[Genesis 11:26] AND TERAH LIVED SEVENTY YEARS, AND BEGAT ABRAM, NAHOR, AND HARAN.
[Genesis 11:27] NOW THESE ARE THE GENERATIONS OF TERAH: TERAH BEGAT ABRAM, NAHOR, AND HARAN; AND HARAN BEGAT LOT.
[Genesis 11:28] AND HARAN DIED BEFORE HIS FATHER TERAH IN THE LAND OF HIS NATIVITY, IN UR OF THE CHALDEES.
[Genesis 11:29] AND ABRAM AND NAHOR TOOK THEM WIVES: THE NAME OF ABRAM'S WIFE WAS SARAI; AND THE NAME OF NAHOR'S WIFE, MILCAH, THE DAUGHTER OF HARAN, THE FATHER OF MILCAH, AND THE FATHER OF ISCAH.
[Genesis 11:30] BUT SARAI WAS BARREN; SHE HAD NO CHILD.
[Genesis 11:31] AND TERAH TOOK ABRAM HIS SON, AND LOT THE SON OF HARAN HIS SON'S SON, AND SARAI HIS DAUGHTER IN LAW, HIS SON ABRAM'S WIFE; AND THEY WENT FORTH WITH THEM FROM UR OF THE CHALDEES, TO GO INTO THE LAND OF CANAAN; AND THEY CAME UNTO HARAN, AND DWELT THERE.
[Genesis 11:32] AND THE DAYS OF TERAH WERE TWO HUNDRED AND FIVE YEARS: AND TERAH DIED IN HARAN.