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Family History from Adam to Noah

1 1–3Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah.* 4The sons of Noah were Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Japheth’s Descendants

5The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. 6The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath,* and Togarmah. 7The sons of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Rodanim.

Ham’s Descendants

8The sons of Ham were Cush (Ethiopia), Mizraim (Egypt), Put, and Canaan. 9The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabtecah. The sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan. 10Nimrod, a descendant* of Cush, grew up to become the strongest and bravest soldier in the world. 11Mizraim (Egypt) was the father of the people of Lud, Anam, Lehab, Naphtuh, 12Pathrus, Casluh, and Caphtor. (The Philistines came from Casluh.) 13Canaan was the father of Sidon. Sidon was his first child. Canaan was also the father of the Hittites, 14the Jebusite people, the Amorite people, the Girgashite people, 15the Hivite people, the Arkite people, the Sinite people, 16the Arvadite people, the Zemarite people, and the people from Hamath.

Shem’s Descendants

17Shem’s sons were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram. Aram’s sons were Uz, Hul, Gether, and Meshech.* 18Arphaxad was the father of Shelah. Shelah was the father of Eber. 19Eber had two sons. One son was named Peleg,* because the people on the earth were divided into different languages during his lifetime. Peleg’s brother was named Joktan. (20Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 21Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 22Ebal,* Abimael, Sheba 23Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these men were Joktan’s sons.)

Abraham’s Family

24Shem’s {descendants were:} Arphaxad, Shelah, 25Eber, Peleg, Reu, 26Serug, Nahor, Terah, 27and Abram. (Abram is also called Abraham.) 28Abraham’s sons were Isaac and Ishmael. 29These are their descendants*: Hagar’s Descendants Ishmael’s first son was Nebaioth. Ishmael’s other sons were Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 30Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, 31Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. Those were Ishmael’s sons. Keturah’s Sons 32Keturah was Abraham’s woman servant.* She gave birth to Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. Jokshan’s sons were Sheba and Dedan. 33Midian’s sons were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. These men were the descendants* of Keturah. Sarah’s Sons 34Abraham was the father of Isaac. Isaac’s sons were Esau and Israel.* 35Esau’s sons were Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. 36Eliphaz’s sons were Teman, Omar, Zepho,* Gatam, and Kenaz. Also Eliphaz and Timna had a son named Amalek. 37Reuel’s sons were Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.

The Edomites from Seir

38Seir’s sons were Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. 39Lotan’s sons were Hori and Homam.* Lotan had a sister named Timna. 40Shobal’s sons were Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam. Zibeon’s sons were Aiah and Anah. 41Anah’s son was Dishon. Dishon’s sons were Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Keran. 42Ezer’s sons were Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan. Dishan’s sons were Uz and Aran.

The Kings of Edom

43There were kings in Edom long before there were kings in Israel. These are the names of the kings of Edom: {The first king was} Bela son of Beor. The name of Bela’s city was Dinhabah. 44When Bela died, Jobab son of Zerah became the new king. Jobab came from Bozrah. 45When Jobab died, Husham became the new king. Husham was from the country of the Temanite people. 46When Husham died, Hadad son of Bedad became the new king. Hadad defeated Midian in the country of Moab. Hadad’s city was named Avith. 47When Hadad died, Samlah became the new king. Samlah was from Masrekah. 48When Samlah died, Shaul became the new king. Shaul was from Rehoboth by the Euphrates River. 49When Shaul died, Baal Hanan son of Acbor became the new king. 50When Baal Hanan died, Hadad became the new king. Hadad’s city was named Pau.* Hadad’s wife was named Mehetabel. Mehetabel was Matred’s daughter. Matred was Mezahab’s daughter. 51Then Hadad died. The leaders of Edom were Timna, Alvah, Jetheth, 52Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, 53Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, 54Magdiel, and Iram. This is a list of the leaders of Edom.

Adam … NoahThis list of names gives the name of a man, followed by his descendants. Riphath Or, “Diphath.” descendant(s) A person’s children and their future families. Meshech Or, “Mash.” See Gen 10:23 Peleg This name means “division.” Ebal Or, “Obal.” See Gen. 10:28. woman servant Or, “concubine.” A woman who was like a wife to a man. Israel Another name for Jacob. See Gen. 32:28. Zepho Or, “Zephi.” Homam Or, “Heman.” See Gen. 36:22. Pau Or, “Pai.”

Israel’s Sons

2 Israel’s* sons were Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, 2Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

Judah’s Sons

3Judah’s sons were Er, Onan, and Shelah. Bathshua* was their mother. Bathshua was a woman from Canaan. The Lord saw that Judah’s first son, Er, was evil. That is why the Lord killed Er. 4Judah’s daughter-in-law Tamar gave birth to Perez and Zerah.* So Judah had five sons. 5Perez’s sons were Hezron and Hamul. 6Zerah had five sons. They were: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Darda. 7Zimri’s son was Carmi. Carmi’s son was Achar.* Achar was the man that brought many troubles to Israel. Achar kept the things he took in battle. But he was supposed to give all those things to God. 8Ethan’s son was Azariah. 9Hezron’s sons were Jerahmeel, Ram, and Caleb.*

Ram’s Descendants

10Ram was Amminadab’s father. And Amminadab was Nahshon’s father. Nahshon was the leader of the people of Judah.* 11Nahshon was Salmon’s father. Salmon was Boaz’s father. 12Boaz was Obed’s father. Obed was Jesse’s father. 13Jesse was Eliab’s father. Eliab was Jesse’s first son. Jesse’s second son was Abinadab. His third son was Shimea. 14Nethanel was Jesse’s fourth son. Jesse’s fifth son was Raddai. 15Ozem was Jesse’s sixth son, and David was his seventh son. 16Their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. Zeruiah’s three sons were Abishai, Joab, and Asahel. 17Abigail was Amasa’s mother. Amasa’s father was Jether. Jether was from the Ishmaelite people.

Caleb’s Descendants

18Caleb was Hezron’s son. Caleb had children with his wife Azubah. Azubah was the daughter of Jerioth.* Azubah’s sons were Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon. 19When Azubah died, Caleb married Ephrath. Caleb and Ephrath had a son. They named him Hur. 20Hur was Uri’s father. Uri was Bezalel’s father. 21Later, when Hezron was 60 years old, he married Makir’s daughter. Makir’s was the father of Gilead. Hezron had sexual relations with Makir’s daughter and she gave birth to Segub. 22Segub was Jair’s father. Jair had 23 cities in the country of Gilead. 23But Geshur and Aram took Jair’s villages. Among them was Kenath and the small towns around it. There were 60 small towns in all. All of these towns belonged to the sons of Makir, the father of Gilead. 24Hezron died in the town of Caleb, Ephrathah. After he died, his wife Abijah had his son. That son was named Ashhur. Ashhur was the father of Tekoa.

Jerahmeel’s Descendants

25Jerahmeel was Hezron’s first son. Jerahmeel’s sons were Ram, Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah. Ram was Jerahmeel’s first son. 26Jerahmeel had another wife named Atarah. Onam’s mother was Atarah. 27Jerahmeel’s first son, Ram, had sons. They were Maaz, Jamin, and Eker. 28Onam’s sons were Shammai and Jada. Shammai’s sons were Nadab and Abishur. 29Abishur’s wife was named Abihail. They had two sons. Their names were Ahban and Molid. 30Nadab’s sons were Seled and Appaim. Seled died without having children. 31Appaim’s son was Ishi. Ishi’s son was Sheshan. Sheshan’s son was Ahlai. 32Jada was Shammai’s brother. Jada’s sons were Jether and Jonathan. Jether died without having children. 33Jonathan’s sons were Peleth and Zaza. This was the list of Jerahmeel’s children. 34Sheshan did not have sons. He only had daughters. Sheshan had a servant from Egypt named Jarha. 35Sheshan let his daughter marry Jarha. They had a son. His name was Attai. 36Attai was Nathan’s father. Nathan was Zabad’s father. 37Zabad was Ephlal’s father. Ephlal was Obed’s father. 38Obed was Jehu’s father. Jehu was Azariah’s father. 39Azariah was Helez’s father. Helez was Eleasah’s father. 40Eleasah was Sismai’s father. Sismai was Shallum’s father. 41Shallum was Jekamiah’s father. And Jekamiah was Elishama’s father.

Caleb’s Family

42Caleb was Jerahmeel’s brother. Caleb had some sons. His first son was Mesha. Mesha was Ziph’s father. {There was also Caleb’s} son Mareshah. Mareshah was the father of Hebron. 43Hebron’s sons were Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema. 44Shema was Raham’s father. Raham was Jorkeam’s father. Rekem was Shammai’s father. 45Shammai’s son was Maon. Maon was Beth Zur’s father. 46Caleb’s woman servant* was named Ephah. Ephah was the mother of Haran, Moza, and Gazez. Haran was Gazez’s father. 47Jahdai’s sons were Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph. 48Maacah was another woman servant* of Caleb. Maacah was the mother of Sheber and Tirhana. 49Maacah was also the mother of Shaaph and Sheva. Shaaph was Madmannah’s father. Sheva was the father of Macbenah and Gibea. Caleb’s daughter was Acsah. 50This is a list of Caleb’s descendants:* Hur was Caleb’s first son. He was born to Ephrathah. Hur’s sons were Shobal, the founder* of Kiriath Jearim, 51Salma, the founder of Bethlehem, and Hareph, the founder of Beth Gader. 52Shobal was the founder* of Kiriath Jearim. This is a list of Shobal’s descendants:* Haroeh, half the people in Manahti, 53and the family groups from Kiriath Jearim. These are the Ithrite people, the Puthite people, the Shumathite people, and the Mishraite people. The Zorathite people and the Eshtaolite people came from the Mishraite people. 54This is a list of Salma’s descendants:* The people from Bethlehem, Netophah, Atroth Beth Joab, half the people from Manahti, the Zorite people, 55and the families of scribes* that lived at Jabez, Tirath, Shimeath, and Sucah. These scribes are the Kenite people that came from Hammath. Hammath was the founder* of Beth Recab.

Israel Another name for Jacob. See Gen. 32:28. Bathshua This name means, “the daughter of Shua.” See Gen. 38:2. Judah’s daughter-in-law … Perez and Zerah Judah had sexual relations with his own daughter-in-law Tamar and caused her to be pregnant. See Gen. 38:12–30. Achar Or, “Achan.” See Joshua 7:11. Caleb Literally, “Kelubai.” Nahshon … Judah Nahshon was leader of the family group of Judah at the time the people of Israel came out of Egypt. See Num. 1:7; 2:3; 7:12. Caleb … Jerioth Or “Caleb had children with Azubah his wife and with Jerioth.” woman servant Or, “concubine,” a slave woman who was like a wife to a man. descendant(s) A person’s children and their future families. founder Literally, “father,” the person that started the city. scribes Men that wrote down and copied books and letters. These men spent so much time with those writings that they often became experts at knowing what those scriptures (writings) meant. 

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