20 These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.

The Semites

21 Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother wasa Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber.

References for Genesis 10:21

    •  10:21 - Or "Shem, the older brother of"
      23 The sons of Aram: Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshek.b

      References for Genesis 10:23

        • Ž 10:23 - See Septuagint and 1 Chron. 1:17; Hebrew "Mash" .
          24 Arphaxad was the father ofc Shelah, and Shelah the father of Eber.

          References for Genesis 10:24

            •  10:24 - Hebrew; Septuagint "father of Cainan, and Cainan was the father of"
              25 Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg,d because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.

              References for Genesis 10:25

                •  10:25 - "Peleg" means "division."
                  26 Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,
                  27 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,

                  References for Genesis 10:27

                  28 Obal, Abimael, Sheba,
                  29 Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.
                  30 The region where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar, in the eastern hill country.