Bible Study - Genesis 11
by Ella Rose Mast
Vs: 1--And the whole earth was on language, and of one speech.
Now; this earth is again an inhabited area, and here were Adamites in large numbers.
Vs: 2--And it came to pass as they journeyed from the east that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. This plain of Shinar later became known as Babylonia.
Vs: 3--And they said one to another, "Go to, let us make brick and burn them thoroughly and they had brick for stone and slime had they for mortar.
Vs: 4--And they said:--"Let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto the heavens, and let us make us a name lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Now; these Adamites, here the Shemites and Hamites especially, did build a great city, and they set out to build a great tower and it was in those days called a Zuggernot, and on top of that tower was to be an observatory from which they could watch the heavens, for they knew that in the sky would come this sign signifying that the time of the Messiah was drawing nigh. They knew they were Adamites and they knew the promises, and they wanted to stay close together until their restoration, did they not?
But to build this great tower it would take lots of workmen, thus they were bringing in people from the surrounding areas to work on the tower. To protect himself and his people the king declared that only language of the land--Chaldean could be spoken by all these working on the tower so that no conspiracy could be planned.
Vs: 5--And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower these Adamites were building.
Vs: 6--and the LORD said: (to the Elohim) These people are as one, they all speak this one language, and nothing will be withheld from them, which they have imagined to do. Now; remember the Adamites were here to spread out over the earth and to build a kingdom, not just set in one place and wait to be rescued.
Vs: 7--"Go to, let us go down and confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."
Now; according to Dr. Swift and the old books, there came a great earthquake and this tower which was almost built collapsed and everyone around there was scared and they began speaking in their own language, and then they remembered the kings orders, and they all scattered for their homes---
Vs: 8--so the LORD scattered them abroad from hence upon the face of the earth and they left off the building of the city which was called Babel, because of the confusion of speech.
Vs: 9--And the LORD did scatter them abroad upon the face of the earth.
Now; we will go back to the family history of Shem, this most important son of Noah.
Vs: 10--These are the generations of Shem (of his family history)., for Shem was 100 years old and he begat Asphaxad, this was two years after the flood. And here we are going back to the main purpose of this book--- the listing of the family history on down to Abraham, and beyond to YAHSHUA.
Vs: 11--And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad 500 years and begat sons and daughters.
Vs: 12--And Arphaxad lived 35 years and begat Salah.
Vs: 13--And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah 403 years and begat sons and daughters.
Vs: 14--and Salah lived 30 years and begat Eber (Heber).
Vs: 15--And Salah lived after he begat Eber 403 years and he begat sons and daughters.
Vs: 16--And Eber lived 34 years and begat Peleg.
Vs: 17--And Eber lived after he begat Peleg 430 years and begat sons and daughters.
Vs: 18--And Peleg lived 30 years and begat Reu.
Vs: 19--And Peleg lived after he begat Reu 209 years and begat sons and daughters.
Vs: 20--And Reu lived 32 years and begat Serug;
Vs: 21--And Reu lived 207 years after he begat Serug and begat sons and daughters.
Now: As you noticed the Adamites are having children at a younger age and not living as long.
Vs: 22--And Serug lived 30 years and begat Nahor;
Vs: 23--And Serug lived after he begat Nahor 200 years and begat sons and daughters.
Vs: 24--And Nahor lived 29 years and begat Terah.
And Terah, of course, was the father of Abraham and his name--Terah means Traveler.
Vs: 25--And Nahor lived after he begat Terah 119 years and begat sons and daughters.
Vs: 26--And Terah lived 70 years and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
Vs: 27--These are the generations of Terah (or Terah's family history). Terah begat Abram, Nahor and Haran and Haran begat Lot.--
Vs: 28--And Haran died before his father, in the land where he was born. (in Ur of the Chaldees)
Vs: 29--And Abram and Nahor found themselves wives. The name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
Vs: 30--But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
Vs: 31--And Terah took Abram his son and Lot the son of Haran, his son's son, and Sarai Abraham's wife and they went forth from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto the land of Haran and dwelt there.
Now; you are coming to the story of Abraham and the promise, and the blessing of seed, and his migrations out of the old land of Ur of the Chaldees. Terah was Prime Minister of Ur of the Chaldees under the Emporer Nimrod, a Hamite. Terah however was a Shemite. We have told you the story that the old books tell of how when Abram was born that there were signs in the sky, and to make it safe for Abram, then Terah sent Abram and his mother to the home of Noah at Petra for safety. Then when Abram came back to his fathers home he found all those gods of wood and stone, and broke them up, and this was one of the reasons they would then leave Ur of the Chaldees, because God had also decreed that they should do this for now Nimrod was beginning to bring strangers into Empire and to mix people of different races.