These were the descendants of Ham, identified according to their tribes, languages, territories, and nations.
Sons were also born to Shem, the older brother of Japheth. a Shem was the ancestor of all the descendants of Eber.
The descendants of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram.
The descendants of Aram were Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.
Arphaxad was the father of Shelah, b and Shelah was the father of Eber.
Eber had two sons. The first was named Peleg -- "division" -- for during his lifetime the people of the world were divided into different language groups and dispersed. His brother's name was Joktan.
Joktan was the ancestor of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,
Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,
Obal, Abimael, Sheba,
Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab.
The descendants of Joktan lived in the area extending from Mesha toward the eastern hills of Sephar.
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