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The nations in Genesis 10<br />& Ezekiel 38<br />Part 1<br />Laindon Bible Class 20th & 27th January 2010<br />
The objective of this study<br />“To obtain a better understanding:<br />of the origins of the nations, in a Biblical cont...
Our approach to this study<br />Where did the making of nations begin?<br />The families of Noah<br />The nations of Genes...
An amazing diversity of peoples<br />4<br />The nations...<br />
Where it all began...<br />5<br />The nations...<br />Genesis 11:1-9<br />
Language confounded...<br />6800 languages <br />in 200 countries<br />6<br />The nations...<br />
<ul><li>   From ‘balal’ to confound
   The ‘gate of God’</li></ul>Babel or Babylon...<br />7<br />The nations...<br />
Some factors to consider<br />There have been almost 4,500 years of migration plus sustained growth from just 8 people to ...
Noah’s children & grandchildren<br />The nations...<br />9<br />Noah<br />Japheth<br />Ham<br />Shem<br />Gomer<br />Cush<...
Seventy in scripture<br />70 families/nations in Genesis 10 (Shem 26, Ham 30 and Japheth 14)<br />70 souls came down into ...
The 3 Great Races<br />The nations...<br />11<br />
Inbuilt genetic information not evolution<br />The nations...<br />12<br />Durrant twins x2<br />Hodgson twins<br />Richar...
Japheth’s descendants<br />The nations...<br />13<br />Japheth<br />Gomer<br />Magog<br />Madai<br />Javan<br />Tubal<br /...
Ham’s descendants<br />The nations...<br />14<br />Ham<br />Cush<br />Mizraim<br />Put<br />Canaan<br />Seba<br />Ludites<...
Shem’s descendants<br />The nations...<br />15<br />Shem<br />Elam<br />Asshur<br />Arphaxad<br />Lud<br />Aram<br />Shela...
The dispersion of Noah’s family<br />The nations...<br />16<br />Japheth<br />Ham<br />Shem<br />Source:<br />Moody Bible ...
Possible migration patterns<br />The nations...<br />17<br />Source:<br />Arthur C Custance<br />
Alternative maps of dispersion (1)<br />The nations...<br />18<br />Source:<br />Thomas Nelson Bible Atlas<br />
Alternative maps of dispersion (2)<br />The nations...<br />19<br />Source:<br />The Lion Atlas of Bible History<br />
Alternative maps of dispersion (3)<br />The nations...<br />20<br />Source:<br />Exposition of Ezekiel by John Allfree<br />
The ‘lost ten tribes’ view<br />The nations...<br />21<br />Source: Origins of the Nations<br />
Thoughts on the 3 races<br />“He shall dwell in the tents of Shem” Genesis 9:27<br />The birth of Jesus: the shepherds, th...
The words of Daniel in chapter 2 of his prophecy<br />20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and...
The nations in Genesis 10<br />& Ezekiel 38<br />To be continued (God Willing)<br />Laindon Bible Class 20th & 27th Januar...
The nations in Genesis 10<br />& Ezekiel 38<br />Part 2<br />Laindon Bible Class 20th & 27th January 2010<br />
The objective of this study<br />“To obtain a better understanding:<br />of the origins of the nations, in a Biblical cont...
Our approach to this study<br />Where did the making of nations begin?<br />The families of Noah<br />The nations of Genes...
Our approach to this study<br />Where did the making of nations begin?<br />The families of Noah<br />The nations of Genes...
Structure of Ezekiel 38<br />:1-12 The invading nations from the north<br />:13 The resisting nations of the south<br />:1...
The aggressor nations<br />The nations...<br />30<br />Gog<br />Land of Magog<br />
Likely location of the Scythians<br />The nations...<br />31<br />Source: Atlas of Biblical Geography<br />By Coleman (185...
1st century BC location of the Scythians<br />The nations...<br />32<br />
The wall of ‘al Magog’ (Arabic)<br />The nations...<br />33<br />
The aggressor nations<br />The nations...<br />34<br />Chief Prince (Rosh)<br />Gog<br />Tubal<br />Land of Magog<br />Mes...
Russia & State of Georgia<br />The nations...<br />35<br />
The aggressor nations<br />The nations...<br />36<br />Gomer<br />Chief Prince (Rosh)<br />Gog<br />Tubal<br />Ethiopia<br...
Gomer & Togarmah<br />The nations...<br />37<br />Source:<br />Exposition of Ezekiel by John Allfree<br />
The aggressor nations<br />The nations...<br />38<br />Gomer<br />Chief Prince (Rosh)<br />Gog<br />Tubal<br />Ethiopia<br...
The intervention of the King of the South<br />Daniel chapter 11:40-45                   “And at the time of the end shall...
The resisting nations<br />The nations...<br />40<br />Merchants of Tarshish<br />Sheba*<br />Dedan*<br />& the young lion...
Merchants of Tarshish<br />A far place or port eg Jonah took a boat to Tarshish when he fled<br />Source of silver (Jeremi...
The Phoenician trade routes<br />The nations...<br />42<br />
Herodotus & the Cassiterides<br />“...nor am I acquainted with the Cassiterides (the Tin islands),from whence our tin come...
England’s Royal Standard...<br />The nations...<br />44<br />
...and the young lions<br />The nations...<br />45<br />
The link of Tarshish with Tyre<br />“Howl, ye ships of Tarshish for it [Tyre] is laid waste” Isaiah 23:1<br />The ‘latter ...
Britain’s greatest colony!<br />The nations...<br />47<br />
Where are they now?<br />The nations...<br />48<br />Source:<br />Exposition of Ezekiel by John Allfree<br />
Revelation 20:7-9<br />7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,<br />8 And shal...
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  1. 1. The nations in Genesis 10<br />& Ezekiel 38<br />Part 1<br />Laindon Bible Class 20th & 27th January 2010<br />
  2. 2. The objective of this study<br />“To obtain a better understanding:<br />of the origins of the nations, in a Biblical context<br />of how we can identify the nations referred to in Ezekiel’s prophecy chapter 38”<br />The nations...<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Our approach to this study<br />Where did the making of nations begin?<br />The families of Noah<br />The nations of Genesis 10 (also found in 1 Chronicles 1)<br />Placing the names found in Ezekiel 38<br />Interpreting the nations in their current context<br />The nations...<br />3<br />
  4. 4. An amazing diversity of peoples<br />4<br />The nations...<br />
  5. 5. Where it all began...<br />5<br />The nations...<br />Genesis 11:1-9<br />
  6. 6. Language confounded...<br />6800 languages <br />in 200 countries<br />6<br />The nations...<br />
  7. 7. <ul><li> From ‘balal’ to confound
  8. 8. The ‘gate of God’</li></ul>Babel or Babylon...<br />7<br />The nations...<br />
  9. 9. Some factors to consider<br />There have been almost 4,500 years of migration plus sustained growth from just 8 people to around 6,800,000,000 <br />We need to decide whether:<br />nations are places or races<br />prophets were speaking of the present or future locations of nations <br />Names have altered as languages have evolved and changed<br />The nations...<br />8<br />
  10. 10. Noah’s children & grandchildren<br />The nations...<br />9<br />Noah<br />Japheth<br />Ham<br />Shem<br />Gomer<br />Cush<br />Elam<br />Magog<br />Mizraim<br />Asshur<br />Madai<br />Put<br />Arphaxad<br />Javan<br />Canaan<br />Lud<br />Tubal<br />Aram<br />Meshech<br />Source: Genesis 10<br />Tiras<br />
  11. 11. Seventy in scripture<br />70 families/nations in Genesis 10 (Shem 26, Ham 30 and Japheth 14)<br />70 souls came down into Egypt (Genesis 46)<br />70 bulls at the Feast of Tabernacles (Numbers 29)<br />70 elders to assist Moses (Numbers 11)<br />70 disciples sent out by Jesus (Luke 10)<br />The nations...<br />10<br />
  12. 12. The 3 Great Races<br />The nations...<br />11<br />
  13. 13. Inbuilt genetic information not evolution<br />The nations...<br />12<br />Durrant twins x2<br />Hodgson twins<br />Richardson twins<br />
  14. 14. Japheth’s descendants<br />The nations...<br />13<br />Japheth<br />Gomer<br />Magog<br />Madai<br />Javan<br />Tubal<br />Meshech<br />Tiras<br />Ashkenaz<br />Elishah<br />Riphath<br />Tarshish<br />Togarmah<br />Kittim<br />Rodanim<br />Source: Genesis 10<br />
  15. 15. Ham’s descendants<br />The nations...<br />14<br />Ham<br />Cush<br />Mizraim<br />Put<br />Canaan<br />Seba<br />Ludites<br />Arkites<br />Sidon<br />Havilah<br />Anamites<br />Sinites<br />Hittites<br />Sabtah<br />Lehabites<br />Arvadites<br />Jebusites<br />Raamah<br />Naphtuhites<br />Zemarites<br />Amorites<br />Sheba<br />Pathrusites<br />Hamathites<br />Girgashites<br />Dedan<br />Casluhites<br />Hivites<br />Sabtecah<br />Philistines<br />Source: Genesis 10<br />Nimrod<br />Caphtorites<br />
  16. 16. Shem’s descendants<br />The nations...<br />15<br />Shem<br />Elam<br />Asshur<br />Arphaxad<br />Lud<br />Aram<br />Shelah<br />Uz<br />Almodad<br />Eber<br />Hul<br />Sheleph<br />Obal<br />Peleg<br />Gether<br />Hazarmaveth<br />Ahimael<br />Joktan<br />Jerah<br />Sheba<br />Meshech<br />Hadoram<br />Ophir<br />Uzal<br />Havilah<br />Diklah<br />Jobab<br />Abraham<br />Source: Genesis 10<br />
  17. 17. The dispersion of Noah’s family<br />The nations...<br />16<br />Japheth<br />Ham<br />Shem<br />Source:<br />Moody Bible Atlas<br />
  18. 18. Possible migration patterns<br />The nations...<br />17<br />Source:<br />Arthur C Custance<br />
  19. 19. Alternative maps of dispersion (1)<br />The nations...<br />18<br />Source:<br />Thomas Nelson Bible Atlas<br />
  20. 20. Alternative maps of dispersion (2)<br />The nations...<br />19<br />Source:<br />The Lion Atlas of Bible History<br />
  21. 21. Alternative maps of dispersion (3)<br />The nations...<br />20<br />Source:<br />Exposition of Ezekiel by John Allfree<br />
  22. 22. The ‘lost ten tribes’ view<br />The nations...<br />21<br />Source: Origins of the Nations<br />
  23. 23. Thoughts on the 3 races<br />“He shall dwell in the tents of Shem” Genesis 9:27<br />The birth of Jesus: the shepherds, the wise men and “a light to...the Gentiles” (Simeon)<br />The three synoptic gospels<br />The crucifixion: the Jews, Simon of Cyrene and Pilate the Roman governor<br />The converts to Christ: the Ethiopian Eunuch, Cornelius and Saul (Paul)<br />The nations...<br />22<br />
  24. 24. The words of Daniel in chapter 2 of his prophecy<br />20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:<br />21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:<br />22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.<br />23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king&apos;s matter.<br />The nations...<br />23<br />
  25. 25. The nations in Genesis 10<br />& Ezekiel 38<br />To be continued (God Willing)<br />Laindon Bible Class 20th & 27th January 2010<br />
  26. 26. The nations in Genesis 10<br />& Ezekiel 38<br />Part 2<br />Laindon Bible Class 20th & 27th January 2010<br />
  27. 27. The objective of this study<br />“To obtain a better understanding:<br />of the origins of the nations, in a Biblical context<br />of how we can identify the nations referred to in Ezekiel’s prophecy chapter 38”<br />The nations...<br />26<br />
  28. 28. Our approach to this study<br />Where did the making of nations begin?<br />The families of Noah<br />The nations of Genesis 10 (also found in 1 Chronicles 1)<br />The nations...<br />27<br />
  29. 29. Our approach to this study<br />Where did the making of nations begin?<br />The families of Noah<br />The nations of Genesis 10 (also found in 1 Chronicles 1)<br />Placing the names found in Ezekiel 38<br />Interpreting the nations in their current context<br />The nations...<br />28<br />
  30. 30. Structure of Ezekiel 38<br />:1-12 The invading nations from the north<br />:13 The resisting nations of the south<br />:14-16 The Gogian invasion<br />:17-23 The visible judgements of God upon Gog and his confederates<br />The nations...<br />29<br />
  31. 31. The aggressor nations<br />The nations...<br />30<br />Gog<br />Land of Magog<br />
  32. 32. Likely location of the Scythians<br />The nations...<br />31<br />Source: Atlas of Biblical Geography<br />By Coleman (1854)<br />
  33. 33. 1st century BC location of the Scythians<br />The nations...<br />32<br />
  34. 34. The wall of ‘al Magog’ (Arabic)<br />The nations...<br />33<br />
  35. 35. The aggressor nations<br />The nations...<br />34<br />Chief Prince (Rosh)<br />Gog<br />Tubal<br />Land of Magog<br />Meshech<br />
  36. 36. Russia & State of Georgia<br />The nations...<br />35<br />
  37. 37. The aggressor nations<br />The nations...<br />36<br />Gomer<br />Chief Prince (Rosh)<br />Gog<br />Tubal<br />Ethiopia<br />Land of Magog<br />Meshech<br />Persia<br />Togarmah<br />Libya<br />The King of the North and his confederates<br />
  38. 38. Gomer & Togarmah<br />The nations...<br />37<br />Source:<br />Exposition of Ezekiel by John Allfree<br />
  39. 39. The aggressor nations<br />The nations...<br />38<br />Gomer<br />Chief Prince (Rosh)<br />Gog<br />Tubal<br />Ethiopia<br />Land of Magog<br />Meshech<br />Persia<br />Togarmah<br />Libya<br />The King of the North and his confederates<br />
  40. 40. The intervention of the King of the South<br />Daniel chapter 11:40-45 “And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him...”<br />Ezekiel 38:13 “Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil?...”<br />The nations...<br />39<br />
  41. 41. The resisting nations<br />The nations...<br />40<br />Merchants of Tarshish<br />Sheba*<br />Dedan*<br />& the young lions thereof<br />The King of the South and his allies<br />* Descendants of Ham or Abraham? (Genesis 25:3)<br />
  42. 42. Merchants of Tarshish<br />A far place or port eg Jonah took a boat to Tarshish when he fled<br />Source of silver (Jeremiah 10:9)<br />Source of silver, iron, tin and lead (Ezekiel 27:12)<br />Solomon sent ships there (2 Chronicles 9:21) but cargo included ivory, peacocks and apes<br />The nations...<br />41<br />
  43. 43. The Phoenician trade routes<br />The nations...<br />42<br />
  44. 44. Herodotus & the Cassiterides<br />“...nor am I acquainted with the Cassiterides (the Tin islands),from whence our tin comes ...from the remotest parts”<br />Source: Histories, book three, para 115<br />Note: Tin was critically important for the <br /> production of bronze<br />The nations...<br />43<br />
  45. 45. England’s Royal Standard...<br />The nations...<br />44<br />
  46. 46. ...and the young lions<br />The nations...<br />45<br />
  47. 47. The link of Tarshish with Tyre<br />“Howl, ye ships of Tarshish for it [Tyre] is laid waste” Isaiah 23:1<br />The ‘latter day Tarshish’ has all the main characteristics of Tyre:<br />great trading nation (0.16% world territory; 0.88% population; 8th largest trading nation)<br />very small but has been a great power<br />a seafaring and migrating people<br />an enduring monarchy...etc<br />The nations...<br />46<br />
  48. 48. Britain’s greatest colony!<br />The nations...<br />47<br />
  49. 49. Where are they now?<br />The nations...<br />48<br />Source:<br />Exposition of Ezekiel by John Allfree<br />
  50. 50. Revelation 20:7-9<br />7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,<br />8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.<br />9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.<br />The nations...<br />49<br />
  51. 51. The nations in Genesis 10<br />& Ezekiel 38<br />The end of our study<br />Laindon Bible Class 20th & 27th January 2010<br />

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