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Pamphlet #6250 Genesis KC 19-2

Gentiles, races other than Noah's, in their lands.
People with different languages who lived on earth after Noah's flood.

In chapter 10 of Genesis we see listed the "generations" of Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

You can read most of this chapter on your own, i.e. without commentary,
however there are some key verses that must be noted.

Genesis 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. [2] The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. [3] And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. [4] And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

[5] By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

Note: These were people with different languages who lived on earth after Noah's flood, but before God confounded Noah's descendants language, that they may not understand one another's speech. See Gen. 11:1-5

Notice that there were already Gentiles, races other than Noah's, in their lands, i.e. gentile nations from the sixth day creation (Gen. 1:26). Look up the word "gentiles" in Strong's concordance. Noah's offspring would come in contact with the gentiles as they (Noah's offspring) spread forth, and it would be by these that the nations would be divided in their lands.

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