Genesis 11:10

10 This is the account of Shem’s family. Two years after the great flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father of Arphaxad.

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 In that way, the LORD scattered them all over the world, and they stopped building the city.
9 That is why the city was called Babel, because that is where the LORD confused the people with different languages. In this way he scattered them all over the world.
10 This is the account of Shem’s family. Two years after the great flood, when Shem was 100 years old, he became the father of Arphaxad.
11 After the birth of Arphaxad, Shem lived another 500 years and had other sons and daughters.
12 When Arphaxad was 35 years old, he became the father of Shelah.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or the ancestor of; also in 11:12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 .