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This passage accounts for the clans of Noah’s sons and their dispersion amongst the earth.

The Table of Nations 1 This is the account of Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah’s sons, who themselves had sons after the flood.  
The Japhethites
2 The sons[a] of Japheth:
  Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek and Tiras.
3 The sons of Gomer:
  Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah.
4 The sons of Javan:
  Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites and the Rodanites.[b] 5 (From these the maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language.)
  The Hamites
6 The sons of Ham:
  Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaa Raamah and Sabteka.
  The sons of Raamah:
  Sheba and Dedan.
8 Cush was the father[c] of Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; that is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD.” 10 The first centers of his kingdom were Babylon, Uruk, Akkad and Kalneh, in[d] Shinar.[e] 11 From that land he went to Assyria, where he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir,[f] Calah 12 and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah—which is the great city.
13 Egypt was the father of
  the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 14 Pathrusites, Kasluhites (from whom the Philistines came) and Caphtorites.
15 Canaan was the father of
  Sidon his firstborn,[g] and of the Hittites, 16 Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, 17 Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, 18 Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites.
  Later the Canaanite clans scattered 19 and the borders of Canaan reached from Sidon toward Gerar as far as Gaza, and then toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim, as far as Lasha.
20 These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
  The Semites
21 Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother was[h] Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber.
22 The sons of Shem:
  Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.
23 The sons of Aram:
  Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshn.
7 The sons of Cush:
  Seba, Havilah, Sabtah,ek.[i]
24 Arphaxad was the father of[j] Shelah,
  and Shelah the father of Eber.
25 Two sons were born to Eber:
  One was named Peleg,[k] because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.
26 Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 27 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 28 Obal, Abimael, Sheba, 29 Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.
30 The region where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar, in the eastern hill country.
31 These are the sons of Shem by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
32 These are the clans of Noah’s sons, according to their lines of descent, within their nations. From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood.


   This passage accounts for the clans of Noah’s sons and their dispersion amongst the earth. Again this is a chapter without much to comment on. I will say that it is evident that the bible is very patriarchal. I have taken the time to make a genealogy of each clan. Better views of these and a family tree from Adam to Noah can be found in the genealogy section of this site.
 


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