2d. We are not the descendants of Canaan, the youngest son of Ham, as some say. This theory is far more plausible than the former, but not a particle more truth is there in it.
The human family was not only dispersed from Babel, but it was also divided into sections. These sections had respect to the original sons of Noah. From the drying up of the waters of the deluge to the building of Babel, mankind spoke one language and had one combined, selfish interest, as they rioted on eastward,
We are not to suppose that when their language was confused, every individual of that vast multitude spoke a different language, as that no two understood each other. The object in dispersing them was to have them settle in different parts of the globe, in suitable numbers for mutual protection and comfort ; hence, we may infer that they still found inducement to this even in their divided state.
As there is no dispute about the fact that