The sons of Ezrah: Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. One of Mered's wives, Pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, gave birth to Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.
His Judean wife gave birth to Jered father of Gedor, Heber father of Soco, and Jekuthiel father of Zanoah.
The sons of Hodiah's wife, Naham's sister: the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maacathite.
The sons of Shimon: Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-Hanan, and Tilon. The sons of Ishi: Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth.
The sons of Shelah son of Judah: Er the father of Lecah, Laadah the father of Mareshah and the family of linen workers at Beth Ashbea,
Jokim, the men of Cozeba, and Joash and Saraph, who ruled in Moab and Jashubi Lehem. (These records are from very old traditions.)
They were the potters who lived at Netaim and Gederah, resident potters who worked for the king.
The Simeon family tree: Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, and Shaul;
Shaul had Shallum, Shallum had Mibsam, and Mibsam had Mishma.
The sons of Mishma: Hammuel had Zaccur and Zaccur had Shimei.
Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters, but his brothers were not nearly as prolific and never became a large family like Judah.
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