16 Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites.

The Semites

17 The sons of Shem: Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram. The sons of Aram:aUz, Hul, Gether and Meshek.

References for 1 Chronicles 1:17

    • f 1:17 - One Hebrew manuscript and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Gen. 10:23); most Hebrew manuscripts do not have this line.
      18 Arphaxad was the father of Shelah, and Shelah the father of Eber.
      19 Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg,b because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.

      References for 1 Chronicles 1:19

        • g 1:19 - "Peleg" means "division."
          20 Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,
          21 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,
          22 Obal,c Abimael, Sheba,

          References for 1 Chronicles 1:22

            • h 1:22 - Some Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac (see also Gen. 10:28); most Hebrew manuscripts "Ebal"
              23 Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.
              24 Shem, Arphaxad,d Shelah,

              References for 1 Chronicles 1:24

                • i 1:24 - Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts "Arphaxad, Cainan" (see also note at Gen. 11:10)
                  25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,
                  26 Serug, Nahor, Terah