Earth Divided in the Days of Peleg
After the Worldwide Flood of Noah, the Earth was divided...
Genesis 10:25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan. 1Chronicles 1:19 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother's name was Joktan.
O.K. therefore we can from the addition of literal years as specified in Genesis, figure out when this time frame was in the geological record of the Earth. And because the Bible and Genesis have been proven to be exact from the findings of modern science,archeology, and geology, then we can surely trust in these passages as well. This giving us, a timeline from the Creation to the Flood of approximately 2348 years.....and afterwards to the birth of Peleg of 129 years. (SEE Timeline to the Flood and After)
Aha .... so if Peleg was born 129 years after the Flood, and he was around in the same time as Nimrod who helped build the Tower of Babel, then we may have a probable cause and connection as to why the Lord of the whole Earth, divided mankind even further apart with the separation of land masses.
So what was the Tower of Babel all about. Well, its ruins remain today as a reminder of the foolishness of man to reach unto the heavens or 'become gods' and yet that is exactly what they thought they were illustrating by their construction of their Tower.
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower,
whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us
a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of
the whole earth. And the LORD came down to see the
city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and
they have all one language; and this they begin to do:
and now nothing will be restrained from them, which
they have imagined to do.
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their
language, that they may not understand one another's
speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon
the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
Therefore is the name of it called Babel
Notice any similarities today, as man still hasn;t learned his lesson, even though reuniting under a new one world language through translations on line.Why, because man in his arrogance when united, is dangerous and so way back then, the Lord divided their languages so that they could no longer communicate to each other, and therefore had to leave off building their proud work of the flesh. So the Lord brought them back down to Earth, and divided them into linquistic groups and separated them into the four corners of the earth .... and then it seems at the very same time era divided the Earth into new continents, so as to further keep them apart.
The Lord commanded the animals and people after the Flood, to breed abundantly and they obviously did as well as redistributing themselves over the face of the remaining dry land. But after this redistribulation, expansion and biological explosion, then came the Tower of babel and the language separation.
So maybe at the same time, there was a shifting of the geological plates, some raising and lowering as the waters receeded downwards. And so surely after these great land mass had drained and dried out, there could have been a dividing of the Earth. It can't be absolutely be proven, but the very real possibility remains.
For is this not what 'Continental Drift' is all about? The continents were together surely at one time according to their shapes that fit together perfectly, so why could NOT have the Lord divided them into what we see today. It didn't take millions and billions of years of them inching themselves apart which is evolutionary madness , but by the Lord of the whole Earth quickly floating them into new positions on the liquid below through the Lord's absolute POWER.
For together the Worldwide Flood and the Earth's division can solve the some of the mysteries of geography and biology f even though we don't know all the details.
Therefore in my opinion, the 'Earth was Divided in the Days of Peleg'
IHGS (In His Geological Service)
David Jay Jordan
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