Genesis 10:20-30 NIV

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

The Semites

10:21-31pp -- Ge 11:10-27; 1Ch 1:17-27

21 Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother wasa Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber.1

References for Genesis 10:21

    • i 10:21 - Or "Shem, the older brother of"
      22 The sons of Shem: Elam,2 Asshur,3 Arphaxad,4 Lud and Aram.5
      23 The sons of Aram: Uz,6 Hul, Gether and Meshech.b

      References for Genesis 10:23

        • j 10:23 - See Septuagint and 1 Chron. 1:17; Hebrew "Mash"
          24 Arphaxad was the father ofc Shelah, and Shelah the father of Eber.7

          References for Genesis 10:24

            • k 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

                • l 10:25 - "Peleg" means "division."
                  26 Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,
                  27 Hadoram, Uzal,8 Diklah,

                  References for Genesis 10:27

                  28 Obal, Abimael, Sheba,9

                  References for Genesis 10:28

                  29 Ophir,10 Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.

                  References for Genesis 10:29

                  30 The region where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar, in the eastern hill country.