Genesis 2:7, 1:26-27

Genesis 10-11:10-32  – Bible Study Questions

Genealogies of Noah's Sons

Paul J. Bucknell

Genesis 10-11:10-32   – Bible Study Questions

Genealogies of Noah's Sons (Genesis 10-11:10-32)

"Now these are the records of the generations of Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah; and sons were born to them after the flood. The sons of Japheth were Gomer and Magog and Madai and Javan and Tubal and Meshech and Tiras. And the sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz and Riphath and Togarmah. And the sons of Javan were Elishah and Tarshish, Kittim and Dodanim. From these the coastlands of the nations were separated into their lands, every one according to his language, according to their families, into their nations. And the sons of Ham were Cush and Mizraim and Put and Canaan. And the sons of Cush were Seba and Havilah and Sabtah and Raamah and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan." Genesis 10:1-7, NASB.

"These are the records of the generations of Shem. Shem was one hundred years old, and became the father of Arpachshad two years after the flood; and Shem lived five hundred years after he became the father of Arpachshad, and he had other sons and daughters." Genesis 11:10, 11, NASB.

  1. Skim Genesis 10. What is being introduced and discussed?

  2. How does Genesis 11:10-32 compare to Genesis 10?

  3. What is common between Genesis 10:1 and 11:10? Also compare Genesis 2:4. Genesis Outline Section C.

  4. Of whom is Genesis 10 written? Be specific. See Genesis 10:1.

  5. Where does the description of each son begin in Genesis 10? Put down the actual verse numbers.

  6. What order are the sons of Noah introduced in Genesis 10. How does it compare to Genesis 10:1? Why might it be different? (Please note the scriptures do not clearly identify their birth order).

  7. Genesis 11 gives a careful line of descendants of Shem. Whose descendants are not spoken of? (How does this compare with Genesis 10.) Share you insights on why the scriptures might be designed this way.

  8. Look carefully at the chart of the descendants of Noah and see where they were dispersed into the world (Page 3 of this article). Share any insights.

  9. Look at the genealogical chart of Genesis 11:10-32. When was the flood?

  10. Carefully read Genesis 10:6-11. Do you recognize any names or places? Compare with the ancient Mesopotamia cultures. (See page 4 of this article).

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Discussion questions on Genesis 10-11:10-32

  1. How far back can you trace your genealogy? To which of Noah’s grandson do you go back to?

  2. How do you explain the different races? (Check into skin pigments).

  3. To the best of your ability tell where Noah's grandson’s settled.

  4. Why do nations and people fight with each other? Do you think if they knew of their common ancestry that they would stop fighting? Why or why not?

The Genesis Index

Genesis Introduction:  Introduction to Genesis |  Outline and Genealogies  |  Genesis' Chronologies (5 & 11) |   Unified Themes of Genesis
Genesis 1-2:3:   The Worship of the Creator |  The Meaning of Creation  |  Creation Lessons on God.  |  God and the World's Religions
Genesis 2:4-17:    Preparation for Man (Genesis 2:4-6) |  Creation of Man (Gen. 2:7, 1:26-27) |  Purpose for Man (Genesis 2:8-17)
Genesis 2:18-25: The Foundations of Marriage
Genesis 3:1-13: The Fall of Man | Temptation (Genesis 3:1-6) | The Fall (Genesis 3:7-13) | Questions 3:1-6 | Questions 3:7-13
Genesis 5-9: Genesis Flood | Genesis 05 Genealogical Chart
Genesis 10-11: Noah's Sons| Questions | History Genesis 10:6-11 | Tower of Babel Genesis 11:1-9 | Questions | Culture Genesis 11
Genesis 12-22:   The Call: Genesis 12.1The Promises: Genesis 12.2-3  |  The Means: Genesis 15The Testing: Genesis 22
Genesis 12-16: Introduction |   Place Detour: Genesis 12:10-20; 20 |  Person Detour: Genesis 12:13-14Procedure Detour: Genesis 16-17
Genesis 14:1-24: Three Steps to Spiritual Growth | #1 Observe | #2 Utlilitize | #3 Secure
Genesis 18-19: Cultural Woes of Sodom | Appearing to Abraham | Visit to Sodom | Debate of Homosexuality and Sodom
Genesis 21-26: Isaac's Model for Godly Marriages
Genesis 27-36: Genesis 27-36 Jacob's Life of Faith
Genesis 25-37: Influence of Sin | God and Man's Sin | Understanding Man's Sin Nature | Understanding Jacob's Sins
Genesis 37-50: Joseph’s Dillusonment | Genesis 42-47:12: The Big Picture | Conclusion | The Reason


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