New International Version
Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother was Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber.
King James Bible
Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.
Darby Bible Translation
And to Shem -- to him also were [sons] born; he is the father of all the sons of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder.
World English Bible
To Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the elder brother of Japheth, to him also were children born.
Young's Literal Translation
As to Shem, father of all sons of Eber, brother of Japheth the elder, he hath also begotten:
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber - It is generally supposed that the Hebrews derived their name from Eber or Heber, son of Shem; but it appears much more likely that they had it from the circumstance of Abraham passing over (for so the word עבר abar signifies) the river Euphrates to come into the land of Canaan. See the history of Abraham, Genesis 14:13 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Shem. Shem signifies name or renown; and his, indeed, was great both in a temporal and spiritual sense, inasmuch as he was destined to be the lineal ancestor of the promised Seed of the woman, to which Noah might allude in his pious ejaculation, ch.
The Creation, the Deluge, the history of the gods--The country, its cities its inhabitants, its early dynasties. [Illustration: 002a.jpg] "In the time when nothing which was called heaven existed above, and when nothing below had as yet received the name of earth,* Apsu, the Ocean, who first was their father, and Chaos-Tiamat, who gave birth to them all, mingled their waters in one, reeds which were not united, rushes which bore no fruit."** Life germinated slowly in this inert mass, in which the …
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 3
The Sea of Sodom
The Blessings of Noah Upon Shem and Japheth. (Gen. Ix. 18-27. )
Influences that Gave Rise to the Priestly Laws and Histories
These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
The sons of Shem: Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.
yet you Kenites will be destroyed when Ashur takes you captive."
Ships will come from the shores of Cyprus; they will subdue Ashur and Eber, but they too will come to ruin."
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