Keith Hunt - THE ORIGIN OF NATIONS Restitution of All Things



by Craig White

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On the Back Cover:

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
fast-moving but logical style.

Many questions about national origins 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.

My gratitude and heartfelt thanks is extended to the reviewers
below for their support and kind comments which are truly

"It appears to me that what you have done is the most thorough
and comprehensive job on this subject that I have seen. I think
it will be a valuable reference tool and I really appreciate your
hard work" - John Ogwyn, prolific writer

"Your book has a lot of valuable information." and "I feel you
have a valuable contribution to make to understanding the history
of the world" - Dr Terry Blodgett, PhD

"I have been spending time with your book ... I am most impressed
with the thoroughness and sheer quantity of your research" - Dr
Ralph Levy, PhD

"I should first say that the volume and scope of your work is
overwhelming ... the size of the  manuscript is impressive, it is
also daunting ... I found sections 1-2 of Chapter 14 [on Assyria]
the most interesting and enjoyable. You bring out numerous ties
and connections which I have never seen before. Thank you for
setting down the essence of your considerable research in this
area so others can share" - Dr Rick Sherrod, PhD

"Thank you for letting me read your manuscript. It is very good"
- Dr Herman L Hoeh, PhD (verbal comments)

"It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to finally meet you
[via e-mail] ... years ago, when we still had the AC Library, I
came across your manuscript on the Assyrians, entitled: The
Assyrians in the Modern World ... I was sufficiently impressed to
make a copy of it for my own library" - Emanuel Maidanos, MA

"I recently finished [reading] your book Who are the Germans? I
have a Bachelor Degree and a Master Degree in History, and from a
professional point of view, I was very impressed with your work.
I was especially impressed with your documentation. As you know
in a work of this type, it is crucial to document sources" -
Calvin Lashway, MA

"Got your manuscript and have been reading through it. You've
done a fantastic job ... Your synthesis is the best I have found.
Even better than Custance's work. You make Noah's Three Sons look
like an introduction ... your book is a goldmine of information
... you have been very thorough in your compilation ... your book
is a book to be read over and over again" - Ross S Marshall,
origin of nations researcher

"I thought [the book] was well done" and `I would like to copy
the sections dealing with Germany for my research' - Dr Doug
Winnail, PhD

"This is a tremendous work of painstaking enquiry, obviously the
product of time. The material is very absorbing and fills a
particular gap of our knowledge by relating many separate strands
of secular scholarship to biblical history. In this way this work
is 'unique' ... The theme of this book is original and very
valuable to the Bible student, in that it throws new light on the
origins of the peoples and nations of the world. It is unique in
tackling this task from the standpoint of the Biblical "'able of
Nations' which is set out in Genesis 10. I have enjoyed reading
it, and I am very impressed with the depth of research involved
and the insight given to the origins of races of the world and
their roles in history.

Such a book is necessary, and will be even more so when people
begin to realise who and what we are. It is an exciting and very
valuable work, of very profound research and biblical knowledge.
All students of the Bible who believe that it is God's User Guide
for mankind should own this book and use it to enhance their
research and studies." - Ensign Trust reviewers


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

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
antiliteral 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 ofNations (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

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.


A Challenging Subject

This is a challenging work which has been produced, yet a
compelling subject which will be enjoyed by thousands of readers.
It is esoteric because it is a work in a subject area much
neglected or maligned. Neglected due to the declining
significance of this subject matter in theological circles and
the lack of interest given it by those who know of its importance
out of fear of the consequences.

Yet there are thousands, perhaps millions of people who are
eagerly interested in their roots and family trees. This book
endeavours to form a foundation or framework, for anyone to study
their family tree. What use are our family trees without
knowledge of our national roots? The former merely take us back
two or three centuries at best. But this work will take you back
to the most ancient of times; indeed, to the very cradle of

This book is highly focused and concentrated: my desire is to
present material which is not full of waffle and the proverbial
`hot air'. Nor is there a need to repeat the detailed histories
of the nations here, except, where necessary, to provide a broad
outline in line with the historical record. The focus is to focus
on their origins, original location, migrations and modern day

The writing style is one of succinctly drawing together all
available evidence and then producing a mosaic without resorting
to unnecessary and time-wasting excessive material. I stick to
the facts without attempting to create a huge work. After all,
who would want to plough through, say, two or three volumes of
waffle to find the evidence for such matters when it may easily
be found within a few hundred pages. Not so this writer!'
Padriac McGuinness, writing in The Australian early 1991, relates
how in the 1960s, Karl Popper, a famous lecturer and philosopher
of science at the London School of Economics, used to harangue
students. He stated that American books give the impression that
seriousness is related to weight and number of words.

"No author considers himself reputable unless he has weighed in
with a book of mind-numbing length. No journalist wants to write
1000 words if he can get away with writing 10,000. But quality
and content need not be related to sheer volume. As a result, the
American publishing industry is beginning to wake up to this.
Short books, books that are little more than polemical pamphlets,
are being discovered".

With this in mind, this book could easily have become three large
volumes. Yet, it would not be conducive to conveying such
important data if I were to do so. Rather, to reach out to the
average person with a succinct work is what is required and what
has been produced.

Further, these works concentrate on the Biblical origins of races
and peoples. Whilst it is rewriting world history in relation to
the national origins of peoples, it is not rewriting all world
history per se.

I We may peer through the mists of time and piece together the
pieces of the puzzle, garnering the various historical,
anthropological and Biblical details to come to some incredible
conclusions as to national origins. Perhaps I should have titled
the original work The Inspired Origin ofthe Nations (similar to
the titles of some of Glengarry Rupert's books) or something
else. A hundred different titles would suffice. But the final one
which was chosen is simple and encapsulates all of what I am
looking for: In Search of... the Origin of Nations.

History, as covered in thousands of works, in an overall sense
must be left to the experts in the field whom we should trust to
do their best in interpretation and writing.

Thus it is outside the realm of this work to rewrite history. It
is being rewritten all the time as more facts come to light.
Historians took many years of research to construct history by
digging out the salient information and to find time to type up
the material in a logical and honest way.

National Right to Self-Determination and Right to Life
All nations and peoples have a right to life, to develop their
culture and language and to continue their history and ethnicity
without globalization - in the context of peaceful coexistence
within the family of nations. If current trends continue, the
diversity of mankind is likely to disappear within 150 or so
years. Bio-diversity of species, whether they be flora, fauna or
human, is paramount to creative expression. Those that interfere
with God's creation declare war on the Creator Himself.
How many more reports will there be of various American Indian
tribes, Maoris, Aboriginals and others decrying the weakening of
their blood-lines and ethnic identity? What of the tribes and
ethnic groups such as the Negritos of Asia (pygmies), the
Estonians and some of the various other peoples around the world
who are on the edge of extinction? Will they disappear from view?
God Almighty created all of the tribes, nations, peoples and
races and He will see to it that all survive into the Millennium.
The different nations collectively magnify God's creative
capacity and bring glory to Him. Who are we to destroy mankind's
wonderful diversity? God deplores any measures which leads to the
destruction of ethnic diversity.

One might only view the racism extant in the former Yugoslavia,
the terrifying feud between the Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda and
the downtreading of South American Indians as just a few
examples. Nations wish to wipe out other nations. At the other
extreme, globalisation will lead to the end of ethnic diversity
as the `global village' leads to the ultimate melting-pot.
Racism begets racism. We have Whites hating Blacks; Blacks hating
Whites; Indians fighting Pakistanis; the battles between
Croatians and Serbians and so on. Unless the Messiah intervenes,
the bio-diversity of mankind will disappear.

So what of our roots?

Get To Know Your Roots

I recall how one lady once exclaimed "I wish I knew what my
ethnic roots really were! I am able to trace my family tree back
several generations and my parents are immigrants to this
country. I know which ethnic group I descend from. But who are we
really? Where did we actually originate?" Such was the substance
of comments made in my presence some years ago and which has
stuck with me ever since.

Knowledge of our roots is most inadequate without the knowledge
of where our ethnic groups ultimately originate. Thousands would
concur. For many, a study of one's family tree is a favourite
hobby. We know our parents and immediate family backgrounds. We
know our ethnic identities. But how many of us are able to trace
our roots back to the earliest genesis of the human family? For
instance, if we are, for example, Polish, what is the point of
knowing one's ethnic identity and family history back several
generations and perhaps some of the history of our nation which
may include the migrations of tribes into one's lands, if we do
not know where they ultimately originated?

Genesis Ten Science

This is where the incredible Table of Nations is essential.
Believe it or not, this systematic, well organised chart presents
to us, in these fast-moving times, the ethnic identities of all
nations! Yes! YOUR ethnic roots clear back to the genesis of the
great variety of mankind may be traced if we use Genesis chapter
ten as a basis. For it is the purpose of this work to reveal to
you who your forefather was Biblically-speaking, and how his
descendants migrated to their modern locations. The study of the
modern identities of the nations of Genesis Ten is a science. One
may also term it Biblical human biology and physical
anthropology. But it is much more than that. It actually uses
literally hundreds of references to back up the argument that the
nations of the modern world may all be traced back to the 70
names referred to in the mysterious Table of Nations chart.
Many years have been spent in painstaking research, reading,
writing, corresponding and weaving together this exciting story
of national origins. To forge a composite mosaic of this nature,
I needed, at the conclusion of my investigations, to pull
together the many complex threads and strands of Biblical,
historical and anthropological fact and detail.

So many peoples have stories and legends regarding their origins,
which cannot be simply dismissed. Their oft made claim to
originate from a progenitor who is known well in their
traditions. Is it not wonderful that the names of persons who
lived over 4,000 years ago and who are listed in Genesis Ten,
carried on in place or tribal names to recent date? Sometimes the
peoples deified their ancestors. Commenting on Newton's book The
Philosophical Origins of Gentile Theology (1678), Richard
Westfall wrote the following:

"Origins started with the argument that all peoples worshiped the
same twelve gods under different names. The gods were divinized
ancestors - in fact Noah, his sons, and his grandchildren -
though as this religion passed from people to people, each used
it to its own ends by identifying the gods with its kings and

Eternal Vigilance

We must be eternally vigilant - a second purpose of my work is to
keep alive the flickering flame of Genesis Ten truth. This
magnificent truth is on the verge of dying out. Such an enigma!
In an age of growing ethnic consciousness in grassroots defiance
of one world globalism, and with increasing studies into one's
family tree and of the awareness of book stores and publishers
for works on this type of subject, we find almost nothing in
print on the topic.

Where are the Sayces and Rawlinsons today? Who will continue
Genesis Ten science? Hopefully each and every one of us. We need
to by passionately and zealously keep alive the flame of this
wonderful truth by a collaborative effort of all interested
parties, regardless of affiliations.

But how does one gain the knowledge to keep such truths alive?
None of us has perfect knowledge and understanding (Hos 4:16; Is
5:13; 27:11). God, the Creator and Sustainer of all the nations
of this globe, thunders mightily that we had better go to Him in
all humility to seek knowledge, understanding and wisdom:
"If thou criest after knowledge and liftest up thy voice for
understanding; If thou seekest her as silver and searchest for
her as for hid treasures; Then thou shalt understand the fear

of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God" (Prov 2:3-5. See also
Dan 12:10; Ps 111:10; Prov 9:10).

Such should be our mainstay, and has been the mainstay for many
over the years. It is a mainstay which is essential for spiritual
growth and which helps one to hold fast to spiritual treasures
(IThess 5:21; IIThess 2:15; Heb 3:6; 10:23). A reason for this
book is my fervent hope that those reading it would be encouraged
to dig deeper into the matter and attempt their own studies into
their family trees or even into Genesis Ten itself. Surely it is
the innermost desire of most persons to know their origins. As
American Poet Carl Sandburg once wrote:

"When a nation goes down [or] a society perishes, one condition
may always be found. They forgot where they came from."

In addition, the unique Table of Nations of Genesis chapter Ten
is the very key to unlocking the prophecies dealing with the End
Time. How we you understand the prophecies dealing with Gog and
Magog, Assyria, the Chaldeans, Cush, Elam and many others unless
we know where they are located today? And if we do not know where
the original post-flood nations are today (which, after all,
became the modern nations of the this century), then we reject
Christ's admonition to study prophecy and watch world events
daily. Let us obey God and enjoy a richer, more meaningful life
in the knowledge of who we are, where we are going and what the
ultimate destiny of our ethnic groups will be (Deut 30:19).
Surely, nothing can be more interesting and fulfilling than

God's Word states

"The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but the heart of the
foolish doeth not so" (Prov 15:7. See Matt 13:52).

If we want to gain knowledge, we must learn to give what we have,
to others first:

"The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge"
(Prov 15:14).

"The heart of the righteous studieth to answer" (Prov 15:28).
God help us to follow those perfect principles. In addition,
Scripture adds:

"That the soul be without knowledge, it is not good" (Prov 19:2)
"Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words
of knowledge" (Prov 23:12).

Will we apply ourselves to those precious principles? If we do,
we will be able to absorb the knowledge which God wants us to

A New Approach

May God also help in our great endeavour and give us clear
understanding in all areas. For it is the first time ever, to my
knowledge, that an entire book has been published on the subject
in this way. To be sure, articles, chapters and sections of books
and Bible Dictionaries have appeared; or booklets dealing with
minor aspects of Genesis Ten or which have delved into certain of
the 70 figures, names or localities mentioned therein. But
nothing really extensive has appeared. In addition to the usual
method of name similarities or name changes, traditions or
linguistics, I refer to various physical comparisons and cultural
similarities. Thus ethnology, with its interest in the history of
peoples, is employed.

Yet even the above is not enough in detailing an all inclusive
'data-gathered' synthesis of each tribe of Genesis 10. This work
needed to bring out the issue of zootaxonomy, human biology and
physical anthropology sufficient to identify and trace the
descendants of Bible Nations. Physical anthropology is the study
of comparative anatomy, morphological, genetic and physiological
variability in recent human populations. The techniques of
science are therefore heavily depended upon in this particular

Then we have zootaxonomy. Taxonomy is concerned with essential
and specific categories within the multitude of human forms.
Zootaxonomy employs the concept of race or microspecies.
Anthropometry is extensively used in determining race, and, in
particular, craniosystematics is employed.

Finally, the reader must appreciate the extreme difficulty in
tracing the origins of nations. But at least we are able to trace
the footsteps of the descendants of the grandsons and great
grandsons of Noah to the far reaches of the globe by detailed
study. More information is coming in all the time, and much more
could be written. The book is not the final word on the subject,
and hopefully others will publish like material.

May God bless and keep the tremendous physical identities of all
the races, ethnic groups and peoples of mankind.




Keith Hunt

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