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|
Related Posts on The Sovereign
- Your Descent from Noah – First post about the movie, Noah.
- The Hydroplate Theory and Noah’s Flood – my favorite explanation of how the Flood may actually have occurred.
- Recent Evidence of Water Deep in the Earth supports the biblical account of the Flood and fits well with the hydroplate theory.
- Noah: The Man, The Movie, The Message ~ movie review
Related articles on Creation.com:
This article was not an extensive effort to find all peoples, so I include the second article below for evidence that the ancient Chinese also retained the biblical accounts of Genesis.
Evidence of Noah’s Descendants Today by Sus Schmitt is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.