Gen. 10:25 "And
unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days
was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan."
world today, there is a false religion masquerading as science known as
evolution. One of the premises of evolution is that it supposedly
explains why you can find various species of animals and plants and
people on remote islands and continents that are divided so far apart
that species could not have migrated between those islands and
continents. Yet the above verse clearly explains how this came to pass
that the same or similar species of animals and plants and people are
located on different continents and islands very remotely apart.
named one of his sons Peleg because the earth was divided in his days.
The name "Peleg" literally means "earthquake." At one time the earth
was of one vast land mass. During the days of the birth of Peleg there
was a great earthquake that divided this great land mass into continents
and islands. A cursory examination of a globe of the earth shows that
the continents and islands are like a jigsaw puzzle that the pieces
would fit together if you could move the continents back together.
Scientists today speak of a continental drift over eons of time. The
bible speaks of an earthquake that divided the earth in a short period
of time. I am going to believe God in his word, rather than the priests
earth being suddenly divided, the animals and plants and people on those
various continents would have been carried with the continents and
islands formed as a result of that giant earthquake. Another chunk of
evolutionary nonsense bites the dust when compared to God's word.
10:8 "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."
was a descendant of Ham and the 13th from Adam. He is said
to be a "mighty one in the earth." This phrase seems to be a reference
back to the giants in the days prior to the flood and the mighty men of
renown mentioned in Gen. Chapter 6. As we see in the passage above
Nimrod was a kingdom builder. He desired to have dominion over other
people. What he did was in direct opposition unto God and in
disobedience to the command of God: Gen. 9:1 "And God blessed Noah and
his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish
the earth." Instead of replenishing the earth, Nimrod was trying to
gather all the people together so that he could reign over them. We
will read more about his efforts in that regard in the 11th
chapter of Genesis.
the King of kings and Lord of lords. He has ultimate dominion and
Nimrod was challenging that dominion by doing what he did before the
Lord. He was openly defiant to the commandment of God.
desire to be mighty is directly opposite to how God teaches us that we
ought to humble ourselves: 1 Pet. 5:5 "Likewise, ye younger, submit
yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another,
and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth
grace to the humble."
went forth to build his kingdom beginning at Babel and extending to
Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. In our passage
above we see Asshur being connected to the work of Nimrod. Asshur was a
descendant of Shem. They had the same goals in mind. Asshur went forth
and "builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, And Resen
between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city." In this we are
introduced to two groups of people who became notorious for kingdom
building. They desired to spread their particular dominion to rule over
other peoples and build great kingdoms. From this beginning we see the
seed planted for the building of the kingdoms of Assyria and Babylon.
We read of both of these kingdoms later in the scriptures interacting
and adversely affecting the children of Israel. When Israel was
dividing into two nations: Israel and Judah; these two kingdoms brought
them into captivity. The kingdom of Assyria overcome Israel and
dispersed the ten tribes of Israel abroad so as to lose their identity.
Later the kingdom of Babylon brought Judah (consisting of the tribes of
Judah and Benjamin) into captivity where they remained for 70 years.