Resource: Studies in the Book of Genesis Part 2: The Table of Nations in Genesis 10—Its Structure

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Allen P. Ross "It may be concluded that the Table of Nations offers a realistic picture of developing nations, portraying their movements and developments at the dawn of world history. But in using the terms בֶּן and יָלַד , the writer may very well be tracing tribal relationships back to ancestral connections in the remote past, from whom the nations of the earth developed. Because of this understanding, the writer of the Table maps the various families of the earth to show their common origin." Nations fn6

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