This chapter brings in what has been called the Table of Nations. It gives the genealogy of Noah's sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth. From these sons nations were born. This is considered one of the most definitive and accepted genealogies given in the Bible. Dr. William F. Albright, universally acknowledged as the world’s leading authority on the archaeology of the Near East, though himself not a believer in the infallibility of Scripture, said concerning this Table of Nations:
One thing to keep in mind when reading the Bible with so many names, especially in the earliest days. The names, pronunciations, and spelling differ. The only way to get a handle on the spellings is to get the information out of relationships within other portions of the Bible or to obtain information from writer that have already completed that task.
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