Today’s guest post is from The Sovereign, a blog by Sus Schmitt.
The Bible is a significant key to unlock the history of the earliest kingdoms and peoples of the world.
About a decade ago, I subscribed to the beautiful quarterly magazine, Creation, based in Australia. Recently, I looked up one of my favorite articles of theirs, The sixteen grandsons of Noah. The authors present evidence of these men, listed in Genesis 10, that can be recognized through thousands of years even to today. I decided to make a chart for you (based on the article, plus a little research) to have a quick glance; for the details, though, read the article. I recommend it!
In the chart, I list the grandsons under each of Noah’s sons, Japheth, Ham, and Shem. The names in parentheses are descendants of the grandsons.
|(Tarshish)||Tarsus||city in Turkey|
|(Dodanim)||Jupiter Dodonaeus||god: Jupiter or Zeus|
|Dodona||oldest Hellenic oracle|
|Tubal||Tbilisi||capital of Georgia|
|Tobolsk||city in Russia|
|Tobol||river in Russia|
|Meshchera Lowlands||plain in Russia|
|Tiras||Thrace||in the Balkans north to the Danube|
|Thor||god of thunder|
|( name? )||Palestine||Philistines|
|Phut river||in Libya|
|Canaan||lived in Palestine||Israel|
|(Sidon)||Sidon||city in Lebanon|
|( name? )||Jebusites||lived in Jerusalem|
|Shem||“Semitic” comes from his name|
|Asshur||Assyria||Kurdish territory of Iraq|
Taken from The Sovereign blog. The About page on The Sovereign states: “The Sovereign focuses on the soon return of Jesus Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. I want to present Christ as Creator and Savior to those who don’t yet know Him. I hope to encourage Christians to be good stewards, to lead holy lives, and to share their faith with non-believers.” Visit this post on the Sovereign here:
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