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Friday, August 3 2018
A Bible Journey, 10: The Nations Of Noah
"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"
The usual present-day definition of "nation" is that of a politically-organized body of people under a single government (i.e. a country). But the actual meaning of nation is a grouping of related people, based on their nativity, their family of birth. Beginning with a single individual or family, a nation 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).
After the Flood (see A Bible Journey, 9: Be Fruitful And Replenish The Earth), humanity started again from the family of Noah.
"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 (see The Three Fathers Of Humanity: Japheth):
"10:2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog [see also Gog and Magog], and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiaras.
The nations of Ham (see The Three Fathers Of Humanity: Ham):
"10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan [see The Sin Of Canaan].
The nations of Shem (see The Three Fathers Of Humanity: 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, in effect, the nation of Noah.
"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: What was the purposeful meaning of Noah's name?
This Day In History, August 3
8: Roman General Tiberius defeated the Dalmatians at Bathinus. Tiberius later became Emperor, reigning at the time of Christ's Crucifixion (see The Roman Emperors: Tiberius).
435: Nestorius, the deposed Patriarch of Constantinople (the city was named after Constantine, the Roman Emperor who was the creator of many of the present-day doctrines of the Church of Rome and Rome's "Protestant" daughters who rejected the Pope's leadership but not his antichrist doctrines, including replacing the true Sabbath with the ancient Babylonian/Roman "sun day"; see Emperor Constantine's Sun Dogs and Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy) was exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt. Nestorius is was the originator of "Nestorianism."
881: The Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu. King Louis III of France defeated Viking invaders (commemorated in the poem Ludwigslied).
1347: Six burghers of the surrounded French city of Calais surrendered to Edward III of England in hopes of ending the siege.
1492: Christopher Columbus sailed from Palos, Spain, on his first voyage to the "New World" - for him, the islands of the Caribbean Sea (all of the four voyages of Columbus were actually just to the islands of the Caribbean - see the map below). Columbus never set foot in the one country of America that today calls itself "America" (imagine if, for example, the people of Germany proclaimed themselves to be THE Europeans).
1527: The first documented postal letter sent from the continent of America was mailed from what is today St. John's, Newfoundland.
1546: French printer Etienne Dolet, accused of heresy, blasphemy and sedition, was hanged and burned at the stake for printing reformist literature.
1553: Mary Tudor, the new Queen of England, entered London.
1610: English explorer Henry Hudson discovered a great bay on the north coast of Canada. It was later named after Hudson himself - Hudson's Bay.
1783: An eruption of Mount Asama in Japan killed over 35,000 people.
1797: Jeffrey Amherst died at age 80. Amherst was the army commander who captured what is today Canada for Britain (1758-1760). Leading a force of 14,000 troops, he captured the French fortress of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, in 1758, and when Montreal surrendered to him in 1760 all of Canada fell to the British.
1914: During the First World War (1914-1918; see also The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars), airplanes were used for the first time in a military capacity when Italian planes reconnoitered Turkish lines near Tripoli (see also Who Was The First To Fly? and The Rockets' Red Glare).
1914: Germany declared war on France, and entered Belgium. Later that night, Britain declared war on Germany after warning the Germans not to enter Belgium (again, see The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars).
1934: Adolf Hitler (who was elected; see What Did A Father Of Democracy Predict About It? and Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion) merged the offices of President and Chancellor into Der Fuehrer ("the Leader").
1948: Whittaker Chambers accused Alger Hiss of being a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union. It began the xenophobic "Red Scare" hysteria in the U.S. (also known as "McCarthyism"), a modern-day witch-hunt that destroyed the careers and reputations of many innocent people for over a decade.
1960: Niger became independent from colonial France.
1972: The U.S. Senate ratified the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (which had no genuine effect on the spread of nuclear weapons of mass destruction; see also The Rockets' Red Glare and Who Would Throw A Nuclear Boomerang?).
1981: Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launched the "Antiimperialist Action Front-Suxxali Reew Mi".
2001: "Irish Republican Army" terrorists detonated a car bomb in London.
2005: A military coup in Mauritania overthrew the government of President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya while he was in Saudi Arabia for the funeral of King Fahd.
2005: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became President of Iran.