R. Frederick Riddle’s World of Shem begins with the Ark landing on Mt. Ararat and the family’s start in the New World. Shem, one of the sons of Noah, is given the responsibility to keep the records of events, such as Tower of Babel, Confusion of Tongues, migration, and more.
A closer look reveals that Shem not only witnessed the year afloat on the Ark but witnessed the Tower of Babel and the resulting Confusion of Tongues plus the tribes moving away from Babel and establishing nations. It was a time of newness, egos, the building of armies, murder, rebellion, and judgment. Shem viewed and recorded for our benefit all that he saw.
His life was used of God to not only record events as they happened but in this story we see how God may have used him to influence events as well. R. Frederick Riddle weaves together a captivating story of how Shem may have interacted with the people of the times. He brings to life a little known historical figure who played an integral role in the early years after the Flood.
And then there was one final task given him by God. A task that would by recorded for all posterity but under a different name!