SHEM

Shem was, according to the Jewish Encyclopaedia, considered by the Rabbis to be Noah’s youngest son, and both priest and prophet. He was one of only eight born righteous — those already allotted a portion in the world to come. In fact, the Rabbis think Shem was Melchizedek. Recall, that Melchizedek was the King of Salem who blessed Abraham.  —Gen 14:18-20

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And Shem had sons:

21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born. 22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. 23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. 24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber. 25 And 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. 26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, 27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, 28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba, 29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan. 30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east. 31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations. —Gen 10:21-31

The Sons of Shem

  • ELAM
  • ASSHUR
  • ARPHAXAD
    • Salah
      • Eber
        • Peleg
        • Joktan — Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, Obal, Abimael, Sheba, Ophir, Havilah, Jobab
  • LUD
  • ARAM
    • Uz
    • Hul
    • Gether
    • Mash

 

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Semitic languages [Image: as per User:Lexicon, Wikimedia Commons]

Links for the Kings of the East:

Featured Image: Shem, son of Noah [Wikimedia Commons]

 

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