Finding My Relatives

Q. Re: The Genesis Narrative. In that ebook you have Noah saying: “Just for kicks, see if you can figure out which of my sons you’re descended from. If you’re a human being on planet Earth, you only have three choices. Then see which of Earth’s 70 families you belong to.” How do I do that?

A. It’s pretty easy to get started. If you’re Caucasian or Asian you’re descended from Japheth. If you’re of African descent you’re related to Ham, and if you’re Jewish or Arabic, Shem is your ancestor. You can get into more detail by studying Genesis 10 where the descendants of Noah’s three sons became the patriarchs of 70 nations. Many study Bibles have foot notes that can help you relate them to our modern nations.

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