Peleg

             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." 

            In the 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. 

            Eber 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 of evolution. 

            With the 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.


Nimrod

            Gen. 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."

            Nimrod 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. 

            God is 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. 

            The 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." 

            Nimrod 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.