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The Descendants of Adam

1 1  dam Seth Enosh 2  Kenan Mahalalel Jared 3  Enoch Methuselah Lamech 4  Noah Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

The Descendants of the Sons of Noah

5  Japheth had Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. 6  Gomer had Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah. 7  Javan had Elisha, Tarshish, Kittim, and Rodanim. 8  Ham had Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan. 9  Cush had Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raamah, and Sabteca. Raamah had Sheba and Dedan. 10  Cush had Nimrod, the first great hero on earth. 11  Mizraim was ancestor to the Ludim, the Anamim, the Lehabim, the Naphtuhim, 12  the Pathrusim, the Casluhim, and the Caphtorim from whom the Philistines descended. 13  Canaan had Sidon (his firstborn) and Heth, 14  and was ancestor to the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites, 15  the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites, 16  the Arvadites, the Zemarites, and the Hamathites. 17  Shem had Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, Aram, Uz, Hul, Gether, and Meshech. 18  Arphaxad had Shelah and Shelah had Eber. 19  Eber had two sons: Peleg (Division) because in his time the earth was divided up; his brother was Joktan. 20  Joktan had Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 21  Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 22  Ebal, Abimael, Sheba, 23  Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab - all sons of Joktan.

The Descendants of Shem

24  The three main branches in summary: Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah, 25  Eber, Peleg, Reu, 26  Serug, Nahor, Terah, 27  and Abram (Abraham).

The Descendants of Ishmael and Keturah

28  And Abraham had Isaac and Ishmael. 29  Abraham's family tree developed along these lines: Ishmael had Nebaioth (his firstborn), then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 30  Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, 31  Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah - the Ishmael branch. 32  Keturah, Abraham's concubine, gave birth to Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. Then Jokshan had Sheba and Dedan. 33  And Midian had Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. These made up the Keturah branch.

The Descendants of Esau

34  Abraham had Isaac, and Isaac had Esau and Israel (Jacob). 35  Esau had Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. 36  Eliphaz had Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, Kenaz, Timna, and Amalek. 37  And Reuel had Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. 38  Seir then had Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. 39  Lotan had Hori and Homam. Timna was Lotan's sister. 40  Shobal had Alian, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam. Zibeon had Aiah and Anah. 41  Anah had Dishon. Dishon had Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Keran. 42  Ezer had Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan. And Dishan had Uz and Aran. 43  A list of the kings who ruled in the country of Edom before Israel had a king: Bela son of Beor; his city was Dinhabah. 44  Bela died; Jobab son of Zerah from Bozrah was the next king. 45  Jobab died; Husham from the country of the Temanites was the next king. 46  Husham died; Hadad son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the country of Moab, was the next king; his city was Avith. 47  Hadad died; Samlah from Masrekah was the next king. 48  Samlah died; Shaul from Rehoboth-by-the-River was the next king. 49  Shaul died; Baal-Hanan son of Acbor was the next king. 50  Baal-Hanan died; Hadad was the next king; his city was Pau and his wife was Mehetabel daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-Zahab. 51  Last of all Hadad died. 52  Chief Oholibamah, Chief Elah, Chief Pinon, 53  Chief Kenaz, Chief Teman, Chief Mibzar, 54  Chief Magdiel, and Chief Iram. These were the chieftains of Edom.

The Sons of Israel

2 1  Israel's (that is, Jacob's) sons: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, 2  Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

The Descendants of Judah

3  Judah had Er, Onan, and Shelah; their mother was Bathshua the Canaanite. Er, Judah's firstborn, was so bad before God that God killed him. 4  Judah also had Perez and Zerah by his daughter-in-law Tamar - a total of five sons. 5  Perez had Hezron and Hamul; 6  Zerah had Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Darda - five sons. 7  Carmi had Achar, who brought doom on Israel when he violated a holy ban. 8  Ethan's son was Azariah. 9  And Hezron had Jerahmeel, Ram, and Chelubai. 10  Ram had Amminadab and Amminadab had Nahshon, a prominent leader in the Judah family. 11  Nahshon had Salmon and Salmon had Boaz. 12  Boaz had Obed and Obed had Jesse. 13  Jesse's firstborn was Eliab, followed by Abinadab, Shimea, 14  Nethanel, Raddai, 15  Ozem, and finally David; David was the seventh. 16  Their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. Zeruiah gave birth to three sons: Abishai, Joab, and Asahel; 17  Abigail was the mother of Amasa (the father was Jether the Ishmaelite).

18  Caleb son of Hezron had children by his wife Azubah and also by Jerioth. Azubah's sons were Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon. 19  After Azubah died, Caleb married Ephrath, who gave birth to Hur. 20  Hur had Uri and Uri had Bezalel. 21  Some time later Hezron married the daughter of Makir the father of Gilead; he was sixty years old when he married her; she gave birth to Segub. 22  Then Segub had Jair who owned twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead. 23  Geshur and Aram captured the nomadic villages of Jair and Kenath and their satellite settlements - sixty towns. These all belonged to Makir the father of Gilead. 24  After the death of Hezron, Caleb married Ephrathah the wife of his father Hezron; she then gave birth to Ashhur the father of Tekoa. 25  The sons of Jerahmeel, Hezron's firstborn: Ram his firstborn, followed by Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah. 26  Jerahmeel had another wife whose name was Atarah; she gave birth to Onam. 27  The sons of Ram, Jerahmeel's firstborn: Maaz, Jamin, and Eker. 28  The sons of Onam: Shammai and Jada. 29  Abishur's wife was Abihail; she gave birth to Ahban and Molid. 30  Nadab had Seled and Appaim. Seled died leaving no sons. 31  Appaim had Ishi; Ishi had Sheshan; and Sheshan had Ahlai. 32  Jada, Shammai's brother, had Jether and Jonathan. Jether died leaving no sons. 33  Jonathan had Peleth and Zaza. This is the family tree of the sons of Jerahmeel. 34  Sheshan had no sons, only daughters. But Sheshan had an Egyptian servant, Jarha. 35  Sheshan married his daughter to Jarha and she gave birth to Attai. 36  Attai had Nathan, Nathan had Zabad, 37  Zabad had Ephlal, Ephlal had Obed, 38  Obed had Jehu, Jehu had Azariah, 39  Azariah had Helez, Helez had Eleasah, 40  Eleasah had Sismai, Sismai had Shallum, 41  Shallum had Jekamiah, and Jekamiah had Elishama. 42  Jerahmeel's brother Caleb had a son, his firstborn, named Mesha; Mesha had Ziph; Ziph's son was Mareshah the father of Hebron. 43  The sons of Hebron: Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema. 44  Shema had Raham the father of Jorkeam; Rekem had Shammai. 45  Shammai's son was Maon and Maon was the father of Beth Zur. 46  Caleb's concubine Ephah gave birth to Haran, Moza, and Gazez; Haran had Gazez. 47  The sons of Jahdai: Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph. 48  Another concubine of Caleb, Maacah, gave birth to Sheber and Tirhanah. 49  She also bore Shaaph the father of Madmannah and Sheva the father of Macbenah and Gibea. Caleb's daughter was Acsah. 50  These made up the Caleb branch of the family tree. 51  Salma who had Bethlehem, and Hareph father of Beth Gader. 52  The family of Shobal, father of Kiriath Jearim: Haroeh, half of the population of Manahath, 53  the families of Kiriath Jearim, the Ithrites, the Puthites, the Shumathites, and the Mishraites. The Zorathites and Eshtaolites also came from this line. 54  The sons of Salma: Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth Beth Joab, half of the Manahathites, the Zorites, 55  and the families of Sopherim who lived at Jabez - the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and the Sucathites. They made up the Kenites who came from Hammath the father of the house of Recab.

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