1.14 Summary of Section 1: Origins
a. Unitary origin of all mankind -- all men and women were created "in the image of God."
b. In earliest times, family (tribe) and language distinctions were more significant in the Bible than race or color.
c. God created division among men, and scattered them over the earth, to hinder their pride and rebellion.
d. Noah cursed one of the sons of Ham, Canaan. This curse extended to his descendants, but not to the other sons of Ham.
The section of Scripture that we have titled "Origins" ends with Gen 11:9. Till this verse, the Bible has dealt with all mankind. After this verse, the focus of Scripture and of God's purpose narrows considerably. The next section covers the Patriarchs.