These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their
generations, in their nations
This is the account of their families, from whom the several nations of the earth sprung:
and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood;
not immediately, not till they were so increased as to form distinct nations; not till Peleg's time, when the division was made; not until the building of the city and tower of Babel, for unto that time these families were together, and then and not before were they dispersed abroad upon the face of the earth; and by degrees peopled all the known parts of the world, Asia, Africa, and Europe, and no doubt America, though the way of their passage thither is unknown to us; and to this partition of the earth by the three sons of Noah, Pindar F21 seems to have respect, when he says,
``according to the ancients, Jupiter and the immortal ones parted the earth;''and he speaks of one man having three sons, who dwelt separate, the earth being divided into three parts.
F21 Olymp. Ode 7.