Genesis 11:10

Shem's Descendants

10 1These are the generations of Shem. When Shem was 100 years old, he fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood.

Genesis 11:10 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 11:10

These are the generations of Shem
Or a genealogy of the posterity of Shem; not of all of them, only of those of the line which led to Abraham, by which might appear the true line in which the Messiah from Adam through Abraham sprung:

Shem was one hundred years old, and begat Arphexad two years after
the flood;
by which it is pretty plain that he was younger than Japheth; (See Gill on Genesis 10:21) of Arphaxad his son, (See Gill on Genesis 10:22).

Genesis 11:10 In-Context

8 So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.
9 Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth. And from there the LORD dispersed them over the face of all the earth.
10 These are the generations of Shem. When Shem was 100 years old, he fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood.
11 And Shem lived after he fathered Arpachshad 500 years and had other sons and daughters.
12 When Arpachshad had lived 35 years, he fathered Shelah.

Cross References 1

  • 1. [Genesis 10:22]; For ver. 10-26, see 1 Chronicles 1:17-27