All these people were the sons of Ham, and all these families had their own languages, their own lands, and their own nations.
Shem, Japheth's older brother, also had sons. One of his descendants was the father of all the sons of Eber.
The sons of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram.
The sons of Aram were Uz, Hul, Gether, and Meshech.
Arphaxad was the father of Shelah, who was the father of Eber.
Eber was the father of two sons -- one named Peleg, because the earth was divided during his life, and the other was named Joktan.
Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,
Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,
Obal, Abimael, Sheba,
Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these people were the sons of Joktan.
They lived in the area between Mesha and Sephar in the hill country in the East.