The descendants of Joktan were the people of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,
Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,
Obal, Abimael, Sheba,
Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All of them were descended from Joktan.
The land in which they lived extended from Mesha to Sephar in the eastern hill country.
These are the descendants of Shem, living in their different tribes and countries, each group speaking its own language.
All these peoples are the descendants of Noah, nation by nation, according to their different lines of descent. After the flood all the nations of the earth were descended from the sons of Noah.