The Family of Israel (Jacob) 2 1Israel’s (that is, Jacob’s) sons: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, 2Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. 3Judah had Er, Onan, and Shelah; their mother was Bathshua the Canaanite. Er, Judah’s firstborn, was so bad before God that God killed him. 4Judah also had Perez and Zerah by his daughter–in–law Tamar—a total of five sons. 5Perez had Hezron and Hamul; 6Zerah had Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Darda—five sons. 7Carmi had Achar, who brought doom on Israel when he violated a holy ban. 8Ethan’s son was Azariah. 9And Hezron had Jerahmeel, Ram, and Chelubai. 10Ram had Amminadab and Amminadab had Nahshon, a prominent leader in the Judah family. 11Nahshon had Salmon and Salmon had Boaz. 12Boaz had Obed and Obed had Jesse. 13Jesse’s firstborn was Eliab, followed by Abinadab, Shimea, 14Nethanel, Raddai, 15Ozem, and finally David; David was the seventh. 16Their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. Zeruiah gave birth to three sons: Abishai, Joab, and Asahel; 17Abigail was the mother of Amasa (the father was Jether the Ishmaelite). 18Caleb son of Hezron had children by his wife Azubah and also by Jerioth. Azubah’s sons were Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon. 19After Azubah died, Caleb married Ephrath, who gave birth to Hur. 20Hur had Uri and Uri had Bezalel. 21Some time later Hezron married the daughter of Makir the father of Gilead; he was sixty years old when he married her; she gave birth to Segub. 22Then Segub had Jair who owned twenty–three cities in the land of Gilead. 23Geshur and Aram captured the nomadic villages of Jair and Kenath and their satellite settlements—sixty towns. These all belonged to Makir the father of Gilead. 24After the death of Hezron, Caleb married Ephrathah the wife of his father Hezron; she then gave birth to Ashhur the father of Tekoa. The Family of Jerahmeel 25The sons of Jerahmeel, Hezron’s firstborn: Ram his firstborn, followed by Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah. 26Jerahmeel had another wife whose name was Atarah; she gave birth to Onam. 27The sons of Ram, Jerahmeel’s firstborn: Maaz, Jamin, and Eker. 28The sons of Onam: Shammai and Jada. The sons of Shammai: Nadab and Abishur. 29Abishur’s wife was Abihail; she gave birth to Ahban and Molid. 30Nadab had Seled and Appaim. Seled died leaving no sons. 31Appaim had Ishi; Ishi had Sheshan; and Sheshan had Ahlai. 32Jada, Shammai’s brother, had Jether and Jonathan. Jether died leaving no sons. 33Jonathan had Peleth and Zaza. This is the family tree of the sons of Jerahmeel. 34Sheshan had no sons, only daughters. But Sheshan had an Egyptian servant, Jarha. 35Sheshan married his daughter to Jarha and she gave birth to Attai. 36Attai had Nathan, Nathan had Zabad, 37Zabad had Ephlal, Ephlal had Obed, 38Obed had Jehu, Jehu had Azariah, 39Azariah had Helez, Helez had Eleasah, 40Eleasah had Sismai, Sismai had Shallum, 41Shallum had Jekamiah, and Jekamiah had Elishama. 42Jerahmeel’s brother Caleb had a son, his firstborn, named Mesha; Mesha had Ziph; Ziph’s son was Mareshah the father of Hebron. 43The sons of Hebron: Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema. 44Shema had Raham the father of Jorkeam; Rekem had Shammai. 45Shammai’s son was Maon and Maon was the father of Beth Zur. 46Caleb’s concubine Ephah gave birth to Haran, Moza, and Gazez; Haran had Gazez. 47The sons of Jahdai: Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph. 48Another concubine of Caleb, Maacah, gave birth to Sheber and Tirhanah. 49She also bore Shaaph the father of Madmannah and Sheva the father of Macbenah and Gibea. Caleb’s daughter was Acsah. 50These made up the Caleb branch of the family tree. The sons of Hur, Ephrathah’s firstborn: Shobal who had Kiriath Jearim, 51Salma who had Bethlehem, and Hareph father of Beth Gader. 52The family of Shobal, father of Kiriath Jearim: Haroeh, half of the population of Manahath, 53the families of Kiriath Jearim, the Ithrites, the Puthites, the Shumathites, and the Mishraites. The Zorathites and Eshtaolites also came from this line. 54The sons of Salma: Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth Beth Joab, half of the Manahathites, the Zorites, 55and the families of Sopherim who lived at Jabez—the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and the Sucathites. They made up the Kenites who came from Hammath the father of the house of Recab.
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