Month: December 2015

African Cities In The Bible – The Complete List

African Cities In The Bible – The Complete List

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] This page serves as a database of all of the cities in the Bible that were established by Ham and his descendants. For more information on each city, please click the links provided. This page is updated regularly so please bookmark it and check back on occasion. [table id=3 /] [table id=2 /] [table id=10 /] [table id=7 /]
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Babel – The First African (Cushite) World Capital

Babel – The First African (Cushite) World Capital

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] Babel was the center of the first world empire and was founded by Nimrod, the son of Cush and grandson of Ham. "And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar." - Genesis 10:8-10 Babel is also the place where the people had advanced to a level where they…
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Pharez: The Half Canaanite Son of Judah and Tamar

Pharez: The Half Canaanite Son of Judah and Tamar

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] One of the most often overlooked pieces of genealogical information involves the origins of the tribe of Judah. When Jacob's original sons (the 12 tribes of Israel) needed wives, they sought out women descended from Ham. Because they were living in the land of Canaan, it makes sense that some of them would take Canaanite wives. Judah was no exception. Not only did he take a Canaanite wife for himself, but he took one for his oldest son as well. This is ultimately what leads to the birth of Pharez. The Birth of Pharez…
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Ephraim: The Half African Son of Joseph

Ephraim: The Half African Son of Joseph

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] When Joseph was enslaved in Egypt, he eventually rose to power and married an Egyptian woman named Asenath. Two children resulted from this marriage and they were Ephraim and Manasseh. "And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction." - 41:52 During the blessing ceremony, Joseph places them before Jacob, and Jacob adopts both boys as his own children, thus making them "tribes" of Israel. "And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the…
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Cush: The Hamite Founder of Sudan

Cush: The Hamite Founder of Sudan

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] While we don't know how long after the flood that the grandchildren were born, but we know who they were. Cush is the son of Ham, and grandson of Noah. "And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan." - Genesis 10:6 As the sons of Ham began to spread out from "the land of Ham", it is Cush that settles the area currently known as Sudan. It is here that Cush begins to have sons that will also eventually spread out to other areas. The Sons of Cush (Genesis 10:7-8)…
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Tamar: The Canaanite Mother of Judah’s Son Pharez

Tamar: The Canaanite Mother of Judah’s Son Pharez

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] The story of Tamar the Canaanite is brief, but important in the grand scheme of scripture. She first appears in the Bible after Judah moves to Canaan and takes the Canaanite Shuah's daughter as a wife for himself (Genesis 38:2). Shuah's daughter bears Judah three half Canaanite sons: Er Onan Shelah After the birth of his third son Shelah, Judah chooses Tamar, a Canaanite woman, as the wife for his oldest son Er. "And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar." - Genesis 38:6 The Canaanites were descendants of…
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Asenath: Joseph’s Egyptian Wife

Asenath: Joseph’s Egyptian Wife

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] The Bible doesn't have much to say about Asenath, but in the three verses in which she is mentioned by name, we learn a few things. She was married to Joseph (Genesis 41:45) Her father was Potipherah, Priest of On (Genesis 41:50) Her sons were Ephraim and Manasseh (Genesis 46:20) Her sons Ephraim and Manasseh would eventually be adopted by Jacob and receive the birthright. [table id=2 /] [table id=10 /] [table id=7 /]  
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