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MYSTERY OF THE AGES
God had set the bounds of the nations, intending
geographical segregation of the races.
At this point I quote from
Satan's Great
Deception,
a thesis by C. Paul Meredith (pages 14-16):
150
Everyone on earth after the Flood knew of God
and
why he had drowned the wicked. They feared to do evil-at
first.... Men lived ... without cities and without laws, and
all speaking one language....
This group, composed of the
only people on the
earth
(for the others had all been destroyed by the great
Flood) began migrating from the mountains of Ararat
(Gen. 8:4) where the ark had landed: "And the whole
earth was of
one language,
and of one speech. And it carne
to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a
plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there" (Gen.
11:1-2). These people, now known as Surnerians (Miller's
Ancient History in Bible Light,
page 51), pushing through
the mountains of the east, carne upon a prodigiously
fertile plain built up by the deposits of the Euphrates and
the Tigris rivers. This land of Shinar is now known as
ancient Babylonia
(J.
H. Breasted's
Ancient Times,
page
107). Here was a land that would produce all they desired
in abundance....
These people, like Adam and Eve, disobeyed God and
brought trouble upon themselves. The land was productive,
but the wild animals were multiplying faster than the
people due to the destruction of the former civilization by
the great Flood. Because of their primitive weapons, there
was a great danger to life and possessions (Ex. 23:28-29).
What could be done about it?
Nimrod, the son of Cush, was a large, powerfully
built black who developed into a great hunter. It was he
who
gathered
the people together and
organized
them to
fight the wild ferocious beasts. "He was a mighty
hunter
before
the Lord" (Gen. 10:8-9). In other words, the name
of Nimrod was known everywhere for his might. He
emancipated the people of the earth after the Flood from
their fear of the wild animals. His prestige grew. He
became the leader in worldly affairs. He was ambi–
tious.