ASV notes on Genesis 11:8-9

ASV notes on Genesis 11:8-9

Understanding the words correctly keeps people together and prevents misunderstandings. To have schools for children learning to write and read makes they prepared for their future life in peace and prosperity.

The most important of all things with the understanding of words is the access to God through the Bible. To lead a people without schools for all, is a crime against God’s intention of creating man.

By giving people different languages He spread them and gave them a chance to fulfil His order for them, to fill the earth. From this not finished city of Babel in the middle of the huge plain of Shinar all the people that lived on earth was spread to start their journeys to find their land. The flat area of Shinar is between the two rivers, Euphrates and Tigris. From this place all the people that lived at that time was spread to cover the earth.

ASV notes on Genesis 10:5-14 and questions to consider

שלום חברי רוח הקודש


Looks to me that every country has its people and language, being build up by families. A nation has its personality characterized by certain people, language and togetherness in groups and the building material that keeps everything solid and in balance is the family.


What is a family; child/children and someone looking after them, father and child/children, mother and child/children, but the most common constellation is father and mother looking after, caring for their child or children. Strong families mean strong countries.  


The descendants of Ham one of the sons of Noah; From Mizraim came the Egyptians, from Casluhim the son of Mizraim came the Philistines. And from Cush, one of the sons of Ham came Nimrod, a mighty king that ruled over Assyria and built several cities among them the great city of Nineveh.

Questions to consider

  1. What makes a country strong?
  2. How would you describe a family?
  3. Has a country it’s own personality?