Chapter 2 – A Divided World


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verses from memory.
  • Explain how the world was divided into various language groups.
  • Explain how this division led to the formation of various people groups.
  • Describe how people groups formed nations.


In the previous chapter you learned of the creation of the world and mankind. You also learned of the fall of man into sin. As Adam and Eve began to reproduce and have children these new additions to the human race were born with a basic sin nature. Man was no longer good as God had created him. His natural thought and action patterns had become evil. For a while, men and women lived together in one big extended family. But eventually the world became divided into various languages, people groups, and nations.

You learned of one division of the world in the last chapter, the division between the natural and spiritual worlds. But there are other divisions in the world today. The world is divided into different nations, cultures, and languages. The Bible explains how these divisions came to be.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.