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Tuesday, July 30 2013
Genesis 10: The First Nations Of The New World
"These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood"
Although the modern-day definition of "nation" is commonly that of a politically-organized body of people under a single government (i.e. a country), the original meaning of nation was a grouping of related people. Beginning with a single individual or family, a nation (a word that literally means birth i.e. nativity) was composed of tribes, which were composed of clans, which were composed of families. The most familiar Biblical example is of course the nation that grew from a man named Jacob, who the LORD renamed as "Israel" (see A Biography Of Jacob: When Jacob Became Israel and A Biography Of Jacob: The Jacobites Of Syria).
"10:1 Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood." (Genesis 10:1 KJV)
The nations of Japheth.
"10:2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog [see also Gog and Magog], and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
The nations of Ham.
"10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan [see The Sin Of Canaan].
The nations of Shem.
"10:21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.
So it was that humanity became the children of Noah (see The LORD's Seed Covenants With The Two Men Of Iraq).
"10:32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood." (Genesis 10:32 KJV)
Fact Finder: How did Jerusalem become the center of the world?
This Day In History, July 30
30 B.C.: Mark Antony, claimant to the Roman leadership while involved with Cleopatra (see The Cleopatra Connection), committed suicide when faced with defeat by his rival Octavian (Octavian is known in the Holy Bible as Caesar Augustus; see A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars and Whatever Happened To Those Romans?).
579: Pope Benedict I died during a siege of Rome by the Lombards (see also The Struggle For The Papacy and listen to our Sermon Constantine's Papacy; see also A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad and A Biography Of Abraham: Abrahamic Religions).
762: Caliph Al-Mansur commissioned the beginning of the construction of the city of Baghdad, Iraq (see also A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad and A Biography Of Abraham: The Genealogy Of Abram).
1178: Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (see The Holy Roman Empire) known as Barbarossa, was crowned King of Burgundy.
1502: During his fourth exploratory voyage (all of his voyages were in and around the Caribbean area), Christopher Columbus landed at Guanaja in the Bay Islands of Honduras.
1578: British explorer Martin Frobisher landed at Anne Warwick Island in the Canadian Arctic while trying to discover a Northwest Passage. While there, the ship's chaplain conducted the first Thanksgiving service in the New World (see also Thanksgiving).
1629: 10,000 people died in an earthquake in Naples, Italy.
1656: Charles X of Sweden defeated the Poles at the Battle of Warsaw, two days after invading the country.
1793: John Graves Simcoe, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, began clearing the lakeshore (Lake Ontario) site for the city of York, today known as Toronto. He called it York in honor of the Duke of York's victories in Europe during the war against Napoleon.
1898: Otto von Bismarck died at age 83. He was the founder and first Chancellor of the German Empire, the "First Reich" (see The Holy Roman Empire).
1933: The Vatican, under Pope Pius XI, signed a concordat with Nazi Germany, protecting the rights of the Roman Church under the Third Reich (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1945: The Japanese submarine I-58 sank the U.S. cruiser Indianapolis with a loss of 883 men. It was returning to the U.S. after having just delivered the material for the atomic bomb that would later be dropped on Japan.
1962: The Trans-Canada Highway, the largest national highway in the world, was officially opened.
1974: During the Watergate criminal investigation, President Richard Nixon released subpoenaed White House recordings, as ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court.
1975: Union leader / convicted gangster Jimmy Hoffa disappeared from the parking lot of a restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He was never seen again.
1980: The Knesset (Parliament) of Israel passed the Jerusalem Law, also known as "Basic Law: Jerusalem, Capital of Israel" (see A History Of Jerusalem: The Capital Of Judah, A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate, A History Of Jerusalem: Zionism and A History Of Jerusalem: War And Peace).
2003: The last original-design Volkswagen Beetle was manufactured, at a Volkswagen plant in Mexico.