1 Chronicles 8
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Genealogy of Benjamin

(Genesis 46:21)

1Benjamin fathered Bela his firstborn, Ashbel his second born, Aharah his third born, 2Nohah his fourth born, and Rapha his fifth born.

3Bela’s descendants includeda Addar, Gera, Abihud, 4Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, 5Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram.

6Ehud’s descendants, who were leaders of their ancestral households in Geba and who were taken into exile to Manahath, included: 7Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera (also known as Heglam), who fathered Uzza and Ahihud.

8Shaharaim fathered sons in the land of Moab after he had divorcedb his wives Hushim and Baara. 9By his wife Hodesh he fathered Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam, 10Jeuz, Sachia, and Mirmah. These were his sons and leaders of ancestral households.

11He also fathered his sons Abitub and Elpaal by Hushim.

12Elpaal’s descendants included Eber, Misham, Shemed (who built Ono and Lod, along with its towns),c 13Beriah and Shema, leaders of ancestral households in Aijalon who put to flight the inhabitants of Gath, 14Ahio, Shashak, Jeremoth, 15Zebadiah, Arad, and Eder.

16Beriah’s descendants included Michael, Ishpah, and Joha.

17Elpaal’s descendants included Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, 18Ishmerai, Izliah, and Jobab.

19Shimei’s descendants included Jakim, Zichri, Zabdi, 20Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, 21Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath.

22Shashak’s descendants included Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, 23Abdon, Zichri, Hanan, 24Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah, 25Iphdeiah, and Penuel.

26Jeroham’s descendants included Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, 27Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zichri.

28All of these were the leaders of ancestral households, chiefs according to their generations. They lived in Jerusalem.

29Jeiel the father of Gibeon lived in Gibeon, and his wife was named Maacah. 30His firstborn son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Nadab, 31Gedor, Ahio, Zecher, 32and Mikloth, who fathered Shimeah. Now these also lived with their relatives across town in Jerusalem fromd their othere relatives.

33Ner fathered Kish, Kish fathered Saul, Saul fathered Jonathan, Malchi-shua, Abinadab, and Esh-baal.f

34Jonathan fathered Merib-baal and Merib-baal fathered Micah.

35Micah’s descendants included Pithon, Melech, Tarea, and Ahaz.

36Ahaz fathered Jehoaddah and Jehoaddah fathered Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri. Zimri fathered Moza. 37Moza fathered Binea, and Raphah was his son, Eleasah his son, and Azel his son.

38Azel had six sons. Their names were Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan—all of these were the sons of Azel. 39The sons of his brother Eshek included Ulam his firstborn, Jeush his second, and Eliphelet his third. 40Ulam’s descendants were valiant warriors and archers. They had 150 children and grandchildren, all descendants of Benjamin.

a 8:3 The Heb. lacks included; and so throughout the chapter
b 8:8 Lit. had sent away
c 8:12 Lit. daughters; i.e. surrounding villages
d 8:32 Or lived opposite; LXX reads lived in sight of
e 8:32 The Heb. lacks other
f 8:33 The Heb. name means Man of Baal; cf. 2Sam 2:8, where he is named Ish-bosheth

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