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miles high; and Ado makes its height to have been 5000 miles. According to tradition, each brick was 20 feet long and 15 thick. Fabricius and Guion say the base of the tower was a mile in circumference.

It appears to have consisted of eight square towers rising above each other, and decreasing in size, so as to form a pyramidical structure. The birs Nimroud, still standing, is thought by some to be a ruin of this famous tower; if so, the dimensions given above, are a very gross exaggeration.

SUPPLEMENT FOR SENIOR PUPILS

THE FIRST KINGDOMS FOUNDED.

Leaders after the confusion.

The chief LEADERS of the people,

after the “confusion of tongues," were: Mizraim, Canaan, Nimrod, Asshur, and Elam. Mizraim, who MIZRAIM was a son of Ham, who

with his brother Phut went to Africa, and founded the kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt.

CANAAN was another son of Ham, and the progenitor of the Canaanites.

he was.

Canaan.

Canaan's sons. He had eleven sons, the eldest of whom, named Sidon, was the father of the Sidonians; the other ten were fathers of the different tribes dwelling in Palestine and Syria. Nimrod. NIMROD was a grandson of Ham, and the first king. He built several cities, the principal of which stood round the tower of Babel, and was called Babylon. Asshur. Assure was a son of Shem, who founded on the banks of the Tigris the ancient kingdom of Assyria, of which Nineveh was the capital. Elam. Elan was another of the sons of Shem, and father of the Persians, originally called Elamites. Japheth's progeny. The descendants of Japheth are the Europeans and Americans.

Thus Gomer was the father of the Germans, Meshech of the Muscovites and Russians, Jiagog of the Scythians, Madai of the Macedonians, Javan of the Greeks, Tiras of the Thracians, fc.

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Nimrod.

Asshur.

Canaan's sons. He had eleven sons, the eldest of whom, named Sidon, was the father of the Sidonians; the other ten were fathers of the different tribes dwelling in Palestine and Syria.

NIMROD was a grandson of Ham, and the first king. He built several cities, the principal of which stood round the tower of Babel, and was called Babylon.

Assaur was a son of Shem, who founded on the banks of the Tigris the ancient kingdom of Assyria, of which Nineveh was the capital.

ELAM was another of the sons of Shem, and father of the Persians, originally called Elamites. Japheth's progeny. The descendants of Japheth are the Europeans and Americans.

Thus Gomer was the father of the Germans, Meshech of the Muscovites and Russians, díagog of the Scythians, Madai of the Macedonians, Javan of the Greeks, Tiras of the Thracians, fc.

Elam.

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Shem's ninth descendant.

The ninth in descent from Shem was Terah, the father of Abraham and grandfather of Lot.

Noah died only two years before the birth of Abraham.

Terah dwelt in Ur of the Chaldees, and was an idolator. (Josh. xxiv. 2.) God's mission God had a great mission for Abraham. He designed to make him the founder of a nation which should preserve the worship of the true God till the coming of Jesus Christ.

Where Terah dwelt.

* Chaldea is the same as Mesopotamia, Babylonia, and Shipar, in Armenia.

for Abraham.

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