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Reuven Firestone

Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles

See also Talmud under אעייט andאעייט article in Jastrow for further references, and see Kalmin, Sages, Stories, Authors… pp. 264-271.


1. These are the generations of the sons of Noah: Shem Ham and Japheth: sons were born to them after the Flood....

21. Sons were also born to Shem, ancestor of all the descendants of Eber and older brother of Japheth. 22. The descendants of Shem: Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram. 23. The descendants of Aram: Utz, Hul, Gether, and Mash. 24. Arpachshad begot Shelah, and Shelah begot Eber. 25. Two sons were born to Eber: the name of the first was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and the name of his brother was Yoqtan. 26. Yoqtan begat Almodad, Shelef, Hatzarmavet, Jerah, Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, Oval, Avimael, Sheva, Ophir, Havilah, and Yovav; all these were the descendants of Yoqtan. 30. Their settlements extended from Mesha as far as Sephar, the hill country to the east. 31. These are the descendants of Shem according to their clans and languages, by their lands, according to their nations. 32. These are the groupings of Noah's descendants, according to their origins, by their nations; and from these the nations branched out over the earth after the Flood.

י תישארביֵנְבּ תֹדְלוֹתּ הֶלֵּאְו א- תֶפָיָו םָח םֵשׁ ַחֹנלוּבַּמַּה רַחאַ םיִנָבּ םֶהָל וּדְלָוִּיַּו...: