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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Races

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RACES . The following is a list of the races mentioned in the Bible, so far as they are Identified. They are classified according to modern ethnological principles. In Genesis 10:1-32 , cities are frequently classed as tribes or patriarchal personages.

I. Aryans (sons of Japheth, Genesis 10:1-32 ). 1. Greeks ( Romans 1:14 etc.). 2. Javan (Ionian Greeks). 3. Parthians ( Acts 2:9 ). 4. Persians ( Esther 1:19 etc.). 5. Medes (Madai). 6. Romans ( John 11:48 etc.).

II. Hamites. 1. Egyptians (Mizraim). 2. Cushites (Nubians, Ethiopians). 3. Libyans (Put [Somaliland]).

III. Semites. 1. North Semites : ( a ) Babylonians (Shinar, Accad, Bahel, Erech); ( b ) Assyrians (Asshur, Nineveh, Calah); ( c ) Aramæans (Syrians); ( d ) Canaanitish peoples (1) Ammonites, (2) Amorites, (3) Canaanites, (4) Edomites, (5) Hivites, (6) Israelites, (7) Jebusites, (8) Moabites, (9) Phœnicians (Tyre, Sidon, Arvad, etc.). 2. South Semites : ( a ) North Arabs (1) Amalekites, (2) Ishmaelites (Kedar, Nebaioth, Tema, etc.), (3) Midianites; ( b ) South Arabs (Sheba).

IV. Unclassified Races. 1. Cimmerians (Gomer, Gimirrai of Assyr [Note: ssyr Assyrian.] , inscriptions). 2 . Elamites. 3 . Hittites. 4 . Horites. 5. Philistines. 6. Tubal (the Tabali of Assyr. [Note: Assyrian.] inscriptions). 7 . Meshech (Muski of Assyr. [Note: Assyrian.] inscriptions).

George A. Barton.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Races'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/r/races.html. 1909.

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