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Genesis 10 is a list of genealogies. Far from boring, this chapter in the Bible is actually strong proof that the Bible is the Word of God. We see awful human pride and God's protection from our …

Genesis 10 is a list of genealogies. Far from boring, this chapter in the Bible is actually strong proof that the Bible is the Word of God. We see awful human pride and God's protection from our own self-destruction. This is a Powerpoint used at a Bible study on 12/6/2013 at https://www.facebook.com/temeculahousechurch

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  • STORY OF TEACHER DR. STEPHEN COLLINSThe Bible accurately depicts the center of population explosion. We know from modern anthropology that the FURTHER WE GET FROM ARARAT, the later civilization develops. Civilizations in the Indus Valley developed later than civilizations in Mesopotamia and Egypt. Civilizations in China developed later than India. In the fifteenth century A.D., the Aztecs and Incaas were doing what the Egyptians and Mesopotamians were doing in 3000 BC. The further we get from the Ark, the later civilizations arise. The level of sophistication development is a function of distance from Ararat. How could the Bible which was written thousands of years ago precisely predict the epicenter of civilization, especially since this knowledge has only been known to us since the rise of modern anthropology? It must have been recorded by people who were close to those events.NO OTHER COMPARISON - QUOTEDr. William F. Albright, the world’s leading authority on the archaeology of the Near East, (didn’t believe infallibility of Scripture): “It (this chapter) stands ABSOLUTELY ALONE in ancient literature, WITHOUT A REMOTE PARALLEL, even among the Greeks, where we find the closest approach to a distribution of peoples in genealogical framework.… The Table of Nations remains an astonishingly accurate document.”
  • SONS OF JAPETHJapheth: Greeks, Aryans of IndiaGomer: Area of the Black Sea, Germany and Wales.Magog: "Gog" referring to Georgia, a region near the Black Sea and Scythians.Madai: Medes (Persia), Japheth through Madai father of peoples of India.Javan: People of Greece and Cyprus.Tubal: Russian, city of Tobolsk.Meshech: Russian, (Name Muskovi) city of Moscow.Tiras: Thracians, possibly the Etruscans of Italy.SONS OF GOMERAshkenaz: Germany, Armenia, Scandinavia, Denmark, northern islands of Europe and European west coast.Ripath: Generally Europe, Carpathians and PaphlagoniansTogarmah: Armenians, Germany and TurkeySONS OF JAVANElishah: Greeks ("Hellas" is a form of word Elishah)Tarshish: Spain, Carthage in North AfricaKittim: Greeks, Cyprus, MacedoniaDodanium: Greeks, Rhodes, Dardanelles
  • Revelation 17:3–6: So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.Revelation 19:1–2: After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God! For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.”
  • WHAT IS CULTURE?Richard Niehbur (Christ & Culture): Culture is "the sum of all that has spontaneously arisen for the advancement of material life--all social intercourse, technologies, arts, literature and sciences... It comprises language, habits, ideas, beliefs, customs, social organization, inherited artifacts, technical processes, and values." (pg. 31, 32). "It includes speech, education, tradition, myth, science, art, philosophy, government, law, rite, beliefs, inventions, technologies" (pg. 33). (1) Culture is human achievement. It's the work of men's minds and hands—is manmade. It is a set of values attempting to describe what's good. It's concerned with how to obtain these values and (5) how to conserve these values across generations.WHAT IS “YOUR CULTURE” AT HOME?
  • IN THE AGGADAH (nonlegal or narrative material in the Talmud [Mishna oral law & Gemara commentary)Name interpreted as "he who made all the people rebel against God" (Pes. 94b). He became the first man to rule the whole worldAppointed Terah, Abraham's father, his minister (PdRE 24). Elated by his glory, he became an idolator (Sefer ha-Yashar, Noah 9a, 1870). Built the Tower of Babel (which is called by the rabbis, "the house of Nimrod") for idol worship (Av. Zar. 53b) Had the whole world pay divine homage to him (Mid. Hag to Gen. 11:28). When informed of Abraham's birth, Nimrod ordered all male children to be killed (Ma'asehAvraham, in: A. Jellinek, Beit ha-Midrash, 2 (19382, 118f.) He later had Abraham cast into a fiery furnace because he refused to worship fire (Gen. R. 38:13).JOSEPHUS (1stcentueryJewish historian 37 – 100 A.D.)Josephus: “Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah-a bold man, and of great strength of hand. He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God, as if it were through his means they were happy, but to believe that it was their own courage which procured that happiness. He also gradually changed the government into tyranny-seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence upon his own power.”Also Josephus: “He also said he would be revenged on God, if he should have a mind to drown the world again; for that he would build a tower too high for the waters to be able to reach! and that he would avenge himself on God for destroying their forefathers! (Ant. I: iv: 2)”TARGUMS (Aramaic translation of O.T.)Genesis 12:8 could be translated in this way: “Cush begat Nimrod; he began to be a tyrant in the Earth. He was a tyrannical hunter in opposition to the Lord. Thus it is said, 'Nimrod the tyrannical opponent of YHWH.‘”VANQUISHER OF YHWHGilgamesh says to Enkidu the half man, half beast (Tablet III, lines 147-150):“If I fall,” Gilgamesh says, “I will establish a name for myself. Gilgamesh is fallen, they will say, in combat with terrible HUWAWA.”Next 5 lines are missing… probably says he successfully vanquished HUWAWA (exactly what Gen 10:8 says)
  • UTNAPISHTIM (Noah)Tasked by Enki (Ea) to abandon his worldly possessions and create a giant ship to be called The Preserver of LifeTold to bring his wife, family, and relatives along with the craftsmen of his village, baby animals and grains. Flood would wipe out all animals and humans that were not on the ship After 12 days on the water, Utanapishtim opened the hatch of his ship to look around and saw the slopes of Mount Nisir, where he rested his ship for 7 days. On the 7th day, he sent a dove out to see if the water had receded, and the dove could find nothing but water, so it returned. Then he sent out a swallow, and just as before, it returned, having found nothing. Finally, Utanapishtim sent out a raven, and the raven saw that the waters had receded, so it circled around, but did not return. Utanapishtim then set all the animals free, and made a sacrifice to the gods. The gods came and gave Utanapishtim and his wife immortality, as well as a place among the heavenly gods. (Wikipedia, “Utnapishtim”, Dec. 5, 2013)COMPARISON OF GENESIS AND GILGAMESHGENESISGILGAMESHExtent of flood Global GlobalCause Man's wickedness Man's sinsIntended for whom? All mankind One city & all mankindSender Yahweh Assembly of "gods"Name of hero Noah UtnapishtimHero's character Righteous RighteousMeans of announcement Direct from God In a dreamOrdered to build boat? Yes YesDid hero complain? Yes YesHeight of boat Several stories (3) Several stories (6)Compartments inside? Many ManyDoors One OneWindows At least one At least oneOutside coating Pitch PitchShape of boat Rectangular SquareHuman passengers Family members only Family & few othersOther passengers All species of animals All species of animalsMeans of flood Ground water/heavy rain Heavy rainDuration of flood Long (40 days & nights+) Short (6 days & nights)Test to find land Release of birds Release of birdsTypes of birds Raven & three doves Dove, swallow, ravenArk landing spot Mountain -- Mt. Ararat Mountain -- Mt. NisirSacrificed after flood? Yes, by Noah Yes, by UtnapishtimBlessed after flood? Yes Yes
  • PURPOSE/IDENTITY/PROTECTION of Gen 11 vs. 12GENESIS 11 (v.3–4) “Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city (PURPOSE), and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves (IDENITITY), lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth. (PROTECTION)”GENESIS 12 (v. 1-3) “Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great (IDENTITY); And you shall be a blessing (PURPOSE). I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you (PROTECTION); And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”MY STORY ABOUT BODYBUILDINGWorked out 4-6 times per week, goal to bench 450 poundsHad Prescreen Network, trying to become next GoogleTaking sales training, had goal of owning a Viper, taking family on European cruise, 6 packNot involved in ministry at all… was miserable!!==== Don’t use === >>CONTRAST WITH JESUS:"The Son can do nothing of Himself" (John 5: 19)."I can of My own self do nothing; My judgment is just, because I seek not My own will" (John 5: 30)."I receive not glory from men" (John 5: 41)."I am come not to do My own will" (John 6:38)."My teaching is not My" (John 7:16)"I am not come of Myself" (John 7:28)"I do nothing of Myself" (John 8:28)"I have not come of Myself, but He sent Me" (John 8: 42)."I seek not My own glory" (John 8:50)"The words that I say, I speak not from Myself" (John 14: 10). "The word which you hear is not My" (John 14: 24).WE DRINK FROM THE WORLD OR FROM GODJohn 4:13–14: Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”AT ANY GIVEN TIME WE ARE IN FLESH OR SPIRITRomans 8:7: Because the carnal mind is ENMITY against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.Galatians 5:17: For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
  • What’s going on here?Idea #1: Some believe CONTINENTAL DRIFT. PANGAEA: a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming approximately 300 million years ago. Began to break apart around 200 million years ago. Single global ocean called Panthalassa.Idea #2: Probably the events of Genesis 11We know Gen. 10 is BEFORE Gen. 11.
  • Technology has brought us together again!One of the reasons I believe we are in last days. People living to 1000. Creating life forms. Integrating people into internet. Why cast out of garden? So wouldn't eat tree life. And here we are today!!
  • Technology has brought us together again!One of the reasons I believe we are in last days. People living to 1000. Creating life forms. Integrating people into internet. Why cast out of garden? So wouldn't eat tree life. And here we are today!!Daniel 12:4 “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
  • LONGEVITYPeople living to 1000, printing / growing body partsLarge Hadron Collider would produce black hole!?Manipulating weatherDrones / Autonomous killingRobots!!!!!***** PLAY VIDEO!!!! *****BECAUSE OF SINGenesis 6:5–6: Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.One of the reasons I believe we are in last days. People living to 1000. Creating life forms. Integrating people into internet. Why cast out of garden? So wouldn't eat tree life. And here we are today!!
  • GOD RESTRAINS SINRestraint of sin. Did u know God restrains sin? He puts up barriers. PARENTS, PRAY FOR BARRIERSPray that God would surround with godly influences.PARENTS, PUT UP BARRIERS!See son of daughter hanging out with wrong crowd? Cut off. Divide. Numbers 33:51–56: “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you have crossed the Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, DESTROY ALL THEIR ENGRAVED STONES, destroy all their molded images, and DEMOLISH ALL THEIR HIGH PLACES; you shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land and dwell in it, for I have given you the land to possess…. But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those whom you let remain SHALL BE IRRITANTS IN YOUR EYES AND THORNS IN YOUR SIDES, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell.’ ”PUT BARRIER AGAINST ADDICTIVE SINSProblem with crystal? Pot? Drinkjng? Gossip? Shopping? Porn? Cut off. Put up barriers. Don't speak the same language. THAT WRONG CROWD…Do they completely UNDERSTANDyou? Or are you different? Don't make them your bros. Don't be part of their gang / FAMILYMY REHAB STORY: Told I would drink again if I went back to old friends.DIVIDED *INTO* FAMILIESThey weren’t just divided FROM each other bit divided INTO their families. What is your family? Body of Christἐκκλησία– Church / called out HOW ARE YOU DOING WITH DIVISION AND ABIDING WITHIN YOUR FAMILY?
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    • 1. 1. Powerful PROOF Bible True 2. Awful PRIDE of Man 3. God’s PROTECTION from Our SelfDestruction
    • 2. It’s exactly how civilization started W.F. Albright: “It stands absolutely alone… Without a remote parallel… astonishingly accurate” Let’s read it…
    • 3. Genesis 10 Nations Descended from Noah 1 Now this is the genealogy of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And sons were born to them after the flood. 2 The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. 3 The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah. 4 The sons of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. 5 From these the coastland peoples of the Gentiles were separated into their lands, everyone according to his language, according to their families, into their nations. 6 The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan. 7 The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabtechah; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan.
    • 4. Genesis 10 Cont’d 8 Cush begot Nimrod; … SKIP DESC FOR NOW… 10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 11 From that land he went to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, 12 and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (that is the principal city). • • • • From Genesis 10 to Revelation 19 Characterized as “the world’s system” City of Man vs. City of God Comes to height symbolically through anti-Christ
    • 5. • • • • • • • • • • Sumerians (Shinar?) first credited with writing (beginning of history) Kept records for business, government, and temples Had works on law, grammar, and mathematics. Beautiful artistic achievements Wrote stories, proverbs, songs, poems First to build wheel; invented potters wheel & ox-drawn plow Built public schools and sewers Invented new weapons Our clock and calendar still based on their design Skilled in architecture cuneiform Reconstruction
    • 6. 1. Powerful PROOF Bible True 2. Awful PRIDE of Man 3. God’s PROTECTION from Our SelfDestruction
    • 7. A closer look at this culture Genesis 10 Cont’d 7 The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabtechah; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan. 8 Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.” 10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 11 From that land he went to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, 12 and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (that is the principal city). Better translation Some Hebrew experts translate it: “Cush begat Nimrod; he began to be a tyrant in the Earth. He was a tyrannical hunter in opposition to the Lord. Thus it is said, 'Nimrod the tyrannical opponent of YHWH.‘” Here’s why…
    • 8. = “to rebel” Jewish Aggadah says name means “he who made all the people rebel against God.” “Majority of Assyriologists identify him with the hero Gilgames.” Gaston Maspero, History Of Egypt Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria, Vol. 3 (London: Grolier Society, 1916). Josephus: “He also gradually changed the government into tyranny… turning men from the fear of God.” Targums: “in the face of YHWH” means “in defiance of YHWH”
    • 9. Anu granted him the totality of knowledge of all. He saw the Secret, discovered the Hidden, he brought information of (the time) before the Flood. … Take and read out from the lapis lazuli tablet Gilgamesh... Supreme over other kings, lordly in appearance, he is the hero... He walks out in front, the leader… Gilgamesh is strong to perfection, It was he who crossed the ocean, the vast seas, to the rising sun… It was he who reached by his own sheer strength Utanapishtim (Noah), the Faraway, who restored the cities that the Flood had destroyed! … Who can compare with him in kingliness? Who can say like Gilgamesh: "I am King!"? Whose name, from the day of his birth, was called "Gilgamesh"? Two-thirds of him is god, one-third of him is human. The Great Goddess [Aruru] designed the model for his body, she prepared his form ... ... beautiful, handsomest of men, ... perfect… there is no rival... Epic of Gilgamesh, Tablet I
    • 10. Greatest problem of man? Pride! “God doesn’t give us life once and for all, and then leave. He gives us life moment by moment, with a constant working of His mighty power. Humility— the place of total dependence on God—is our primary duty and highest good. That’s just how the universe is put together! So pride—the loss of this humility—is the root of every sin and evil.” (Andrew Murray) Where do I find my dependence… my identity, purpose, and protection? Genesis 11 or Genesis 12?
    • 11. 1. Powerful PROOF Bible True 2. Awful PRIDE of Man 3. God’s PROTECTION from Our SelfDestruction
    • 12. Genesis 10 Cont’d 13 Mizraim begot Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim, 14 Pathrusim, and Casluhim (from whom came the Philistines and Caphtorim). 15 Canaan begot Sidon his firstborn, and Heth; 16 the Jebusite, the Amorite, and the Girgashite; 17 the Hivite, the Arkite, and the Sinite; 18 the Arvadite, the Zemarite, and the Hamathite. Afterward the families of the Canaanites were dispersed. 19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon as you go toward Gerar, as far as Gaza; then as you go toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha. 20 These were the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, in their lands and in their nations. 21 And children were born also to Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder. 22 The sons of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram. 23 The sons of Aram were Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash. 24 Arphaxad begot Salah, and Salah begot Eber. 25 To Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; ? or The point is they were divided! 25 To Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan. 26 Joktan begot Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 27 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 28 Obal, Abimael, Sheba, 29 Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan. 30 And their dwelling place was from Mesha as you go toward Sephar, the mountain of the east. 31 These were the sons of Shem, according to their families, according to their languages, in their lands, according to their nations. 32 These were the families of the sons of Noah, according to their generations, in their nations; and from these the nations were divided on the earth after the flood. WHY were they divided!?
    • 13. I think (because God didn’t mention the pride) Genesis 11:5–6: But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. In other words, God was: • • • Restraining sin. Slowing down man’s demise. Slowing down technology to allow time for his plan of salvation to unfold. Look at scary advances as world has “gotten smaller” again…
    • 14. All within 2 lifetimes
    • 15. “If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out… if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off” (Matt. 5:29-30) Revelation 18:4: “And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her (Babylon!), my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.” Barriers can be good. Are there any I need to put up to help restrain sin?
    • 16. 1. Powerful PROOF Bible True 2. Awful PRIDE of Man 3. God’s PROTECTION from Our SelfDestruction