The Old Testament Reveals the Origin of Races and Nations

According to the Bible, every nation had its origin from the three sons of Noah: Shem, Ham and Japheth. The Tower of Babel forced mankind to migrate over the whole earth according to God’s original command to be fruitful and replenish the earth. Shem’s descendants populated the Semitic nations of the east. Ham’s descendants populated the African nations. Japheth’s descendants populated the European nations.

Daniel Predicted the Empires of World History

Daniel’s book prophesied events fulfilled many centuries ago as well as major events yet to come. It reveals a history of the region, written in advance, from Daniel’s time right up to the return of Jesus Christ. Daniel could be rightly called, “the Empire Predicting Prophet” because of his accuracy in predicting the four world empires of history, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome. The prophecies of Daniel provide proof of the accuracy of the Bible. Many of his prophecies are so detailed and specific that they long confounded Bible critics. According to Daniel, the final world empire will be the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, “an everlasting kingdom, which will never be destroyed” (Daniel 7:14).

The Old Testament is truly fascinating. It lays the foundation for the coming of the Messiah who would sacrifice Himself for the sins of the world (1 John 2:2). The following New Testament records the ministry of Jesus Christ and then looks back on what He did and how we are to respond. Both testaments reveal the same holy, merciful and righteous God who condemns sin but desires to save sinners through an atoning sacrifice. God ultimately reveals Himself to us and shows us how we are to come to Him through faith.