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

שלום חברי רוח הקודש

People

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.

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.  

Descendants

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?

ASV mark on Genesis 2:18-25 and questions

To find a wife and avoid divorce

Selfishness

God says in verse 18 that for a man it is not good to be alone. A man needs a woman to share his life with, without her, he is only half himself. The man and woman are not equal parts, they are different, but they fit together by some adjustments. These adjustments could take some time, depending on how willing you are to emphasize less on yourself and more on your partner.

A wife

In 19, God formed from the ground all living, as He formed Adam, except Eve, who God formed from Adam, she was of him, and they belonged to each other. God made Eve for Adam. Like if a boy looks for a wife today, be patient thrust in God, there is someone waiting for you and God will find her and pick the place and time.  

Degeneration

Adam gave a name to all the living on earth and he didn’t use the same name twice, he remembered all of them. By the time of Adam, the people were smart and intelligent, we are not of the level of Adam today, the humans have not developed, they have degenerated.  We need God more than ever.

Leaving his parents

Eve had the same kind of bones as Adam, and the same kind of flesh, God took Eve from Man and that is the reason (verse 24) a man when he marries a woman shall leave his parents and stay with his wife on their own. They need time alone to find out that they fit perfectly together.  

Questions

  1. Are we smarter today then, the people were in the times of old?
  2. Is the wife equal to the man?
  3. How did God create Eve?
  4. Why do the man nee to leave his parents when marry?