10:32 generations. The word “generations” (Hebrew toledoth) indicates that actual genealogical records were available to Shem as he compiled the information in the Table.
10:32 nations divided. The seventy nations from Noah’s three sons are the progenitors of all other nations (note also Genesis 9:19). These three streams of nations should not be interpreted as three races, however. The concept of race is not found in the Bible and is purely an evolutionist concept with no basis in either Scripture or true science. In evolutionary terminology, a race is a sub-species in the process of evolving into a new species, but the Bible speaks only of kinds. Where mankind is concerned, there are nations, tribes, tongues, peoples, and families, but these are not races.