Genesis 10:32

Posted on October 1, 2009

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Genesis 10:32

These are the clans of Noah's sons, according to their lines of descent, within their nations. From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood.

I am now ten chapters into Genesis.  In the Bible I am using, it is page 23 of 1950. There are 1,189 chapters, so I am about .85% of the way through. I have been at this about 40 days so I am going through a chapter every four days or so. If I continue at the current rate I will finish this thing in about 13 years.

Gotta pick up the pace.

But as I look back at the first ten chapters I have seen creation, fall of man, destruction of humanity, and now we are starting the "do-over."

But the thing that strikes me most is that of the first ten chapters in the most famous book in the whole world, two full chapters are composed of family trees.

Chapter five covers Adam to Noah. Chapter 10 takes us from Noah's boys to Joktan's boys.

Three things jump into my head:
    -    families are important
    -    families are what last forever
    -    sometimes what you do in/for your family will not be evident for generations.

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