Genesis 10:21-32 – The Descendants of Shem

 21Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born. 

22The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.

 23And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

 24And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.

 25And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.

 26And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

 27And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,

 28And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

 29And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

 30And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east.

 31These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.

 32These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

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17The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.

 18And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber.

 19And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother’s name was Joktan.

 20And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

 21Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah,

 22And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

 23And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.

 24Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah,

 25Eber, Peleg, Reu,

 26Serug, Nahor, Terah,

 27Abram; the same is Abraham.

 28The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael.

Abraham comes from the lineage of Eber, or where the name “Hebrew” comes from. Eber means “crossing over” and his descendants would cross over into Canaan more than once.

 

Here we see the beginning of the Nation of Israel and the Hebrew people through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and the Middle- Eastern countries through Abraham, Ishmael, and Esau.

The Semitic people have contributed 2 things to the world:

1)      They are responsible for man’s spiritual well-being

2)      They are responsible for developing the major religions

At least three of the major religions spring out of the descendants of Shem – Judaism, Islamism, and Christianity, as well as 26 nations.

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About Clint Rodgers

I am a father of 2 wonderful children and the husband of a beautiful woman who has taught me more about compassion for goofballs than I could have ever learned. I have know Jesus for many years but about 5 years ago I truly met Him and now I do my best to follow Him as I walk in this world
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