The Ancient World in Genesis

Genesis 10:32 - "These are the families of the sons of Noah, by their generations, according to their nations. The nations divided from these in the earth after the flood. you."

Map of the World after the Tower of Babel

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 God's dispersion of the nation's after they migrated from the Tower at Babel.

Genesis 10:1 - "Now this is the history of the generations of the sons of Noah and of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Sons were born to them after the flood.."