The Ancient World in Genesis
Map of the World after the Tower of Babel.
The Ancient World in the Book of Genesis in the Bible
The Dividing of the Nations. The Bible says that after the
great flood the descendants of Noah migrated to an area
called "Babel" and a leader named Nimrod built a tower to
reach to heaven. It was here that they rebelled against God,
and the Lord became angry and through a miracle He scattered
them by changing their languages (confusion of tongues) and
races in order to forcibly distribute them over the face of
the earth (Genesis 11:1-9). The 3 sons of Noah were Shem,
Ham, and Japheth... these three sons of Noah represented the
three great races of mankind. The above map shows a table of
the dispersion of the nations after they migrated from the
Tower at Babel.