We will take up in this Part 3 directing our attention to the Pharaoh Dynasty and the Israelites. You may ask why. Because here is what they didn’t tell you in history classes or even in church pulpits. It is through the migration of the princes and princesses throughout the world at the time of Pharaoh that continue the Pharaoh bloodline that has led to what we have come to know as the elite ruling class today.

First let’s look at the family tree of Noah and what countries they formed.

Shem (Asia)

Shem (Heb. "Name") was Noah's oldest son and part of Noah's family of eight who survived the great flood. Shem and his wife were childless before the flood, but after the flood Shem bore a son at 110 years of age. He was father to five sons who became the fathers of the five Semitic nations as shown below. Shem was actually the father of the nations of the ancient Near East including the Israelites and the Jewish religion, and therefore Judaism, Islam, and Christianity sprang from the line of Shem. The Semites were particularly known for their religious zeal.

The Five Semitic Nations:

  1. Elam (The Persians) settled northeast of the Persian Gulf.

  2. Asshur (The Assyrians) the Biblical name for Assyria, settled between the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers.

  3. Arphaxad (The Babylonians) settled in Chaldea.

  4. Lud (The Lydians) settled in Asia Minor, but some of them sailed across the Mediterranean and settled in northern Africa.

  5. Aram (The Syrians) the Biblical name for Syria, located north and east of Israel.

Ham (Africa)

Ham (Heb. "hot" or "Black") was Noah's second oldest son and part of the family of eight who survived the great flood. Ham and his wife bore 4 sons who became the fathers of the nations of Africa. Ham's fourth son Canaan was prophetically cursed because he gazed at his fathers nakedness while he was drunk. This curse would mean later that Canaan would lose his land to the Hebrews and would be subservient to the descendants of Shem. The Hamites were known for their physical endurance.

The Four Hamitic Nations:

  1. Cush (The Ethiopians) settled in Ethiopia south of Egypt, also early in their history some of them migrated to an area north of the Persian Gulf (Gen. 10:8-10).

  2. Mizraim (The Egyptians) the Bible name for Egypt, settled in northeastern Africa. His correct spelling of his name given to him at birth was Misraim.

  3. Phut (The Libyans) sometimes translated Libya, settled in northern Africa.

  4. Canaan (The Canaanites) settled above Africa east of the Mediterranean (Later was given to the Hebrews).

Japheth (Europe)

Japheth (Heb. "God will Enlarge)") was Noah's third oldest son and part of the family of eight who survived the great flood. Japheth and Shem were both greatly blessed for respecting their father Noah. Noah's blessing on Japheth was far reaching for all of his descendants being the European (Caucasian) nations that were mentioned in Genesis 10. The Japhethites were known for their intellectual activity.

The Seven Japhetic Nations:

  1. Gomer (The Cimmerians) settled north of the Black Sea, but afterwards his descendants probably occupied Germany, France, Spain and the British Isles.

  2. Magog (The Scythians) lived north of the Caspian Sea.

  3. Madai (The Medes) settled south of the Caspian Sea.

  4. Javan (The Ionians or Greeks) Javan is the Hebrew name for Greeks, they settled in Greece.

  5. Tubal (The Turks) lived south of the Black Sea.

  6. Meshech (The Slavs) lived between the Black and Caspian Seas,

  7. Tiras (The Etruscans) located west of the Black Sea.

The first major historical event that took place after re-population of the areas above was the building of the Tower of Babel in Babylonia.

The Tower of Babel

Genesis 11:9 KJV “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.”

According to the Bible, the families of the sons of Noah represent all of the racial groups upon the earth. Chapter 10 of Genesis lists a total of 70 individual founders of nations or racial groups, and divides them into three primary classifications: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. It is interesting to note that Ethnologists generally agree that mankind divides into three basic groups. Here is how the Bible divides them geographically:

Shem's Descendants. Central Nations

Shemites included Jews, Assyrians, Syrians, Elamites, in north Euphrates Valley and its borders.

Ham's Descendants. South Nations

Hamites went Southward. The names given seem to be South and Central Arabia, Egypt (Heb. Mitzraim or Lands of Ham), East Mediterranean, and East Africa. There was at one point a great migration to Egypt, but Canaan (son of Ham) settled in the land later called Israel.

Japheth's Descendants. North Nations

Japhethites went Northward, and settled in the areas around the Black and Caspian Seas. They became the great Caucasian races of Europe and Asia.

An interesting event happened in Genesis 11. Proud and rebellious men desired to build a city and make a name for them under the leadership of Nimrod (Son of Cush who was a son of Ham), so they built a tower, in the land of Shinar (Babel) that would reach to heaven. This was the first organized system of idolatry recorded after the flood. They also disobeyed God's command to be fruitful and fill the earth. God condemned their arrogant ways by coming down and confusing their languages (probably racial distinctions also) which forced them to scatter throughout the whole earth. Before this they all spoke one language. Archeologists have excavated the head of Nimrod on the Tigris River.

So what does all this tell us? There are many things but two facts should be mentioned.

First, man is given over to sin and rebellion, as Jeremiah' the prophet said in Jeremiah 17:9 KJV “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?”

Secondly, it tells us that God loves man unconditionally and, though He will not tolerate disobedience, He will fulfill His promises to redeem humanity and go to whatever measure to keep anyone from thwarting His purposes.

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