THE SONS OF NOAH

The scripture gives a very explicit account of the geneology of the three sons of Noah.

Shem is probably the first born. His geneology can be traced all the way down for about 1,500 – 2,000 years to the direct linage of the Virgin Mary. The bible is very plain to teach that Mary was a virgin at the time of the birth of Christ. She was espoused to Joseph, but they had not become intimate. The bible clearly teaches that an angel of the Lord declared that Mary was chosen as a young Jewish girl, probably about the age of 15 – 17 years old, to become the mother of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The scriptures say that Christ was to be born of woman without the aid of any man. The judgment of God against sin was not given to Eve as a woman but it was undoubtedly placed upon Adam. The scriptures clearly teach that wherefore as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the human race and death by sin, so that all are born into sin with a sinful nature that is called the Adamic sin.

God had to bypass the human male’s part in conception. God bypassed Joseph and the scripture says that the Holy Spirit hovered over Mary and she conceived a son by the power and action of God. Mary was still a virgin at the time of the birth of Jesus. She did not remain a virgin all her life because the scriptures teach that she had at least five other children, three sons and two daughters. These natural born children would have been half-brothers and sisters of the Lord; same mother but different fathers.

Noah’s descendents began to migrate eastward and they found a place where it was easier to live and make bricks to build with so they began to build up a community and a place where they could all live together. They decided to build a tower that would act as a defense against any further judgments of God. They thought they could build a tower that would become high enough that if God ever sent another flood they could escape the high waters.

The scriptures say that God came down and saw their efforts and that He confused their language. One morning they woke up and no one could understand what the others were saying. They were forced to stop building the great tower and they were scattered all over the land. This tower was called the tower of Babel, which literally means confusion. Mankind was scattered over the whole face of the earth. If we remember the shape of the landmass, it was one large piece of land and was surrounded by oceans.

An interesting event is mentioned in Genesis 10 – 25. This verse says that unto Eber was born two sons, the name of one of Peleg, for in his days was the earth divided. This is a very staggering statement. It simply says that God divided the solid land mass and caused a great upheaval in the balance of the earth. Something very radical happened; the earth became off balance, all the excess water that came back to the earth during the time of the flood and the uneven location of the land caused the earth to tilt on its’ North and South axis. This great shaking and tilting would have undoubtedly caused a tremendous climate change in the earth. It would have radically changed the temperature of the North Pole and the South Pole.

Large blocks of ice would have formed in the extreme north and the extreme south. There is an interesting scientific find in the Arctic region of Greenland. A huge extinct mammoth (a large hairy elephant-like animal) was discovered in the ice. It had been fast frozen and incased in ice for thousands of years. They even found undigested green plants in it’s’ mouth and stomach. The animal was completely preserved and he had been living in a tropical environment when he as quick frozen. That could have happened when the earth was tilted in the days of Peleg.

Ham, Noah’s third son had a son who was named Canaan. According the scriptures, Noah planted a vineyard and grew grapes. After his harvest, Noah made wine, drank his wine and became drunk. His son Ham cam in and found his father unconscious and naked in his tent. The scripture does not state what Ham or his younger son Canaan did, but there is a lot of room for some speculation. Ham told his two brothers, Japheth and Shem, and they placed a covering over their shoulders, backed into the room and placed the covering over their father’s nakedness.

When Noah awoke the scripture says he knew what his younger son had done to him. There must have been a serious breech in their morality because Noah placed a curse upon Canaan, Ham’s son. It would seem that Canaan may have been involved in some deviant sexual act with Noah that produced such a blistering curse upon him and not a word said about Ham. This is pure speculation on my part, but, we know a solemn racial curse was placed upon Canaan, the son of Ham. The curse Noah pronounced upon Canaan declared that he would be a servant of servants to his brethren. Noah said, “Blessed be the Lord God of Shem and Canaan shall be his servant and God shall enlarge Japheth and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem and Canaan shall be his servant.”

The scriptures teach that Ham and his descendants migrated south in what we know today as Africa, Egypt and the regions around the Mediterranean Sea.

Japheth migrated north and west and became the forerunners of Europe and Western Asia; the Germanic peoples mostly with fair skin and light colored hair.

Shem’s descendants became the Semitic peoples of Central Asia and the eastern regions of Asia. They were also the ancestors of the children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and became the early ancestors of the Nation of Israel.


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