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Genesis Chapter 10, vs. 6-12 with Betty

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The Hamites

  6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.

8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.

10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,

12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.

K.J.V. Bible Text

My Thoughts:

Beginning in Verse 6 of Genesis Chapter 10, we are introduced to some of the Hamites, descendants of Noah’s son Ham. 

The first of Ham’s descendants about whom a story is told, beginning in Verse 8 is Ham’s grandson, Nimrod, son of Ham’s son Cush. 

Nimrod was a warrior and a “mighty hunter before the Lord.”   His kingdom grew with his travels and in the line of peoples that descended from Nimrod, several great cities were built. 

  I am compelled to say here that I hope I am getting this right, but if I err, perhaps some scholar of the bible will write a comment to set me straight.  In the meantime, I will just struggle on with my reading and attempt to understand.

Betty Killebrew

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