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In Search of . . . The Origin of Nations, by History Research Projects

Paperback, 492 pp., 8 x 11 inch, 15 chapters, 29 charts, 10 maps, bibliography includes over 700 references, $29.95 + postage

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About the Book

In Search Of... The Origin Of Nations is the first work ever published providing major proofs for the modern identity of nations and peoples whose roots may be carefully tracked back to the ancient Middle East.

Reviewers have claimed that the subject of this book may one day be acknowledged as the most amazing work on the origin of nations and peoples ever written.

The author has spent many years of painstaking in-depth research investigating and pulling together the many complex threads and strands of tradition, linguistic, anthropological and historical fact and detail to assemble the most overpowering anthropological detective work of this age!

With precision, incredible detail and analysis, the author assembles an awesome array of proofs for the true identity of the three major races and the modern nations (the bibliography alone contains over 700 items).

The interrelationships of the peoples of the earth and their destiny based on stunning ancient prophecies are discussed in a pacy but logical style.

These and many more questions are researched and answered in an easy-to-understand style — be prepared for a few surprises.

A MUST read for all ages and interest groups.


History Research Projects


Following in the footsteps of such Genesis 10 and origin of nations researchers such as Rawlinson, Sayce and Custance, the author has spent many years of in depth research and analysis to track the migrations of peoples from the ancient Middle East to modern locations.

He has lived in several countries and has come to appreciate the enormous human and cultural diversity found all over our wonderful planet. He is driven by a respect for all peoples and races and a hope that they will all survive the onslaught of globalization and homogenization

His qualifications include a BA, Graduate Diploma in Education and MA from universities in addition to numerous other studies.




Many years have been spent researching the origin of the world's tribes, peoples and races — the family of nations — based on the mysterious Table of Nations found in Genesis chapter ten. Piecing together and tediously assembling the many parts of the puzzle, the strands of information and the bits of data required for an exercise such as this has not been easy for this writer/researcher.

Using a data-gathering and deductive reasoning formula, I have pored through hundreds of books, journals and articles to assemble a work, which is moderate in size but huge in scope. Basing the book on the requirement for biology, genetics and physical anthropology as the chief criteria to ascertain which nations may be identified with the peoples mentioned throughout the Bible, I found that modern racial taxonomy and classification was very close to the Biblical model found in Genesis 10.

Genesis 10 has often been overlooked by modern scholars. Many Bible scholars from previous centuries, have had a fascination with it, but gradually with the advent of humanism and the anti-literal interpretation of scripture, interest in this chapter as the basis for the origin of nations has receded to become almost a taboo subject.

In the 18th century Sir William Jones and J. Bryant wrote on the subject. But the interest in this chapter of God's Word peaking late 19th century with academics such as Rawlinson famous for his Origin of Nations (1878) and Sayce in such books as Races of the Old Testament (1891; 1925). Both showed an intense interest in this key topic. Famous Seventh-day Adventist scholar, Alonzo T. Jones also authored two works on the subject: The Peopling of the Earth (1887) and The Empires of the Bible (vol. 1, 1904). He was obviously inspired by contemporary writers; in turn, others in the twentieth century were inspired by his writings.

Authors such as Dr. Herman L. Hoeh, Arthur C. Custance, Dr. D.J. Wiseman, Dr. John Pilkey, Bill Cooper, J. Simon, and, of course, Ross Marshall of Project Genesis Ten, have continued the research and study of this fascinating science. Dr. Hoeh in particular has demonstrated that history, ancient tradition and authenticised lists of kings assist in tracing various peoples around the world.

Much of the corpus of Genesis 10 research in literature which has been extant for a considerable period of time generally, in my estimation, remained inadequate while large chunks of information had never been written up or explored in much detail.

My focus is primarily historical and anthropological, attempting to find all scraps of evidence, digest them, and then produce a synthesis of all the major finds (while omitting many other minor proofs so as not to overwhelm the reader or clutter up the book).

Since my spiritual awakening in late 1972, I have developed a powerful curiosity about the national origins of all peoples. It became apparent to me that, while some have included the identity of Israel in their theology and literature, almost nothing was said or published about the other peoples and races. It was a pity that this area of identity was not included in overall teachings about God's plan for humanity. In Search of... the Origin of Nations aims to correct this imbalance.



Each chapter has a section at the front advising the reader of a list of points they will know and understand by the time they complete the chapter. At the rear of the chapters a recommended reading list is added followed by the endnotes.


List of Charts

List of Maps




An introduction to the subject matter; discusses researchers and writers on the subject of Genesis 10, the need to keep the flame of this truth alive and how to approach the subject. 

1. The Incredible Bio-Diversity of Mankind

The chapter discusses the concept of race, nations and tribes and their taxonomy. Physical characteristics are delved into: skull types, hair, eyes, skin, blood groups.  

2. The Mysterious Table of Nations

Bible origins of the races, the concept of the baptism of the earth by floods; how all nations descend from Adam and later through Noah. The structure and meaning of the Table of Nations and the typology of bulls researched. How Noah’s three sons fore-type prophecies for the nations. What ethnographers have to say about this intriguing chapter.




3. The Roots of the Turkic and Arab Peoples 

The Turkish peoples shown to be descendants of Edom/Esau with primary reference to Teman. Gog, a descendant of Edom is discussed and his modern location identified. Ishmael’s descendants, Arabs, Jordanians etc researched. 

4. Mediterranean, North African and Black African identity

The Phoenicians, various nations of Africa including the Africoids, pygmies, bushmen, Hottentots origins documented. 

5. The Descendants of Cush

Cush proven to have two branches: eastern and western. Cush’s various sons such as Seba, Sabteca, Raamah etc traced primarily to exotic locations. 

6. The Other Descendants of Cush

Nimrod identified with Lugalzaggisi; the scattering of his empire; the mysterious Sukkim; land and peoples of the Colchis (adjacent to the Black Sea); Australian Aboriginals; Egyptian connection to Australia anciently? 




7. Dodanim and Tarshish

The people descended from the Dodanim traced and located. Their anthropology discussed. This chapter demonstrates that Tarshish had western and eastern branches. Hebrew contact with ancient Japan is proven. 

8. The Russians and Finno-Ugric Peoples

Where are the modern-day descendants of Madai, Meschech, Tubal today? Who are the Finno-Ugric peoples scattered in north-west Russia, eastern Finland, Estonia and Hungary? 

9. The Peoples of China and South-east Asia

Magog, Kittim, Gomer etc all proven to be east Asian peoples. 

10. What Happened to the Descendants of Elishah and Tiras?

These people are not easy to trace, but trace them I did. You will be surprised at who they are today on our planet.





11. The Peoples of Northern Europe

A thorough discussion of Arphaxad and Aram. The descendants, including Joktan, mysterious Ophir. 

12. The Origin of the White Russians and Balts

Abraham had a concubine, Keturah. The Mitanni, Medans, Brahmins, Balts are traced back to Abraham. 

13. Modern Identities of the descendants of Elam and Lud

Ancient Elam compared to modern nations, place-names, tribes etc. Who could his descendants be today? 

14. The Assyrians in the Modern World!

A lot of space has been spent discussing the Assyrians in this book. Why? one may ask. This will become self-evident, but they were a very important and dominant people in the ancient Middle East and impact upon Israel to such a degree, that they must be traced and their descendants identified today. 

14.1. Mysterious Origin of the Assyrians

14.2. The Fearsome Assyrians and their Migrations Into Central Europe

14.3. The Hittite Empire and the Modern Assyro-Hittites

14.4. What is Germany's Destiny? 

The identity of Assur is identified; his exploits in the years after Babel; his character, empire and descendants all discussed. After his empire fell, his descendants were driven out of the Middle East and I trace them on their journey to where they reside today. 

15. Israel — Successors of Arphaxad

After going into captivity, most of the peoples of Israel disappear from view – what became of them and what is their future? Why is Israel so important to God and why are they so emphasised in the Bible? 

Concluding Remarks






1. Noah’s Descendants

2. Noah's Sons and Grandsons

3. Table of Nations

4. A List of the Names of Genesis Ten and their Meanings

5. List of different nations with similar names

6. List of Nations whose names have changed in the Bible

7. Descendants of Ham

8. The Black-Brown Races

9. Modern-day Descendants of Edom and Ishmael

10. Modern Location of the Hamites

11. Descendants of Japheth

12. The Yellow-Brown Races

13. Modern Location of the Japhethites

14. Descendants of Shem

15. The White Races

16. The Descendants of Nahor and Haran

17. Abraham’s Ancestry and Descendants

18. Modern Locations of Abraham's Descendants

19. Assur's Ancestry

20. The Royal House of Akkad

21. Kings of Nineveh

22. List of the Early Kings of Assyria

23. List of the Latter Kings of Assyria

24. Early Kings of Germany

25. The Hittite Kings

26. Modern Location of the Shemites

27. Chronology of Genesis and Generations of the Patriarchs

28. The Generations of Adam — the Pre-Flood Patriarchs

29. The Generations of Noah — the Post-Flood Patriarchs




1. The Original Location of the Nations after Babel

2. The Location of the Nations in Old Testament Times

3. Locations of the Hamitic Race

4. Migrations of the Hamitic Race

5. Locations of the Japhetic Race

6. Migrations of the Japhetic Race

7. Locations of the Shemitic Race

8. Migrations of the Shemitic Race

9. Ancient Peoples of the Near East

10. Locations of the Nations in the Modern World


For more information, see Origin of Nations Website