Biblical Genealogy of the Nations
Go to nearly any library that has genealogy books and you can find family trees of many European royal families traced back to Noah. The most obvious conclusion is that they have copied from the Scriptures or used creative genealogy to raise their royal stature. However, as scholars have studied many of them closely and compared the differences, omissions and additions it seems quite evident that most of them have come from different source documents of considerable antiquity. Below are two examples.
Recent research on the Irish genealogy indicates that it was originated before 400 AD, or before St Patrick "Christianized" the Irish country side.
And then there is the oral tradition of the Miautso tribe of China shown below which is very limited and with many obvious omissions, but the basic theme is the same, it tends to verify the Biblical version. Note they even give a detail not found elsewhere, in the name of Noah's wife, Gaw Bo-lu-en.
And then there is the Table of European Nations by Nennius. It was prepared towards the end of the 8th century AD and was copied from many sources of ancient antiquity. And here the story is the same, for there are many additions, omissions and changes from other records indicating that the sources he copied from were different from that of other records. See below.
Conclusion; Close analysis of many of the available records indicates that either the people who compiled the records were very poor copiers, or validates that the sources were from various documents of antiquity long since lost and the underlying theme is that they tend to verify the records of the Scriptures.
Appendix A: Y-Chromosome Analysis Confirms
Biblical Account of Jewish and Arabic Origins
A recent study carried out by an international team of researchers provides powerful evidence of the Biblical account of the descent of both the Jewish and the Arab peoples from one father, Abraham, per Genesis 16-25. The team compared a special region of the Y chromosome (the non-recombining region) from 1371 males. Test subjects were from 29 subpopulations of Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Seven Jewish groups and 22 non-Jewish groups were included. The seven Jewish groups (Ashkenazi, Roman, North African, Kurdish, Near Eastern, Yemenite, and Ethiopian) had the highest degree of genetic similarity even though they were the most geographically spread out. Indicating that they all emerged from a single ancestral population. The Syrian and Palestinian populations also had a very close genetic similarity to the Jewish populations and then Saudi Arabians, Lebanese and Druze populations were next closest genetically. The results of the study were totally consistent with the Biblical account of Abraham being the father of the nations of Israel through Isaac and the Arab nations through one father, Ishmael.
Reference: M.F. Hammer, et. al,. "Jewish and Middle Eastern Non-Jewish Populations Share a Common Pool of Y-Chromosome Biallelic Haplotypes, "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 97 (2000): 6769-74
Appendix B: Genetic Bottlenecks
Recent genetic studies indicate that at one or more times in human history only a very small portion of people were the genetic source, consistent with the Scriptural genealogical records.
"indicate that the action of natural selection against deleterious mutations has been relatively weak over the six-million-year period. This suggests either that the human population has been through one or more severe reductions, or 'bottlenecks', or that only a small proportion of people in any given generation passes its genes on to the next generation – or both. Either way, the effect will be to enhance random sampling effects at the expense of natural selection. The effect of this may have been that, over the millennia, a large number of slightly deleterious mutations have become fixed in the human population." (from "Six million years of degradation",Macmillan Magazines Ltd 1999 - NATURE NEWS SERVICE, http://www.nature.com/nsu/990204/990204-2.html)