1 Chronicles 8
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Genealogy from Benjamin to Saul

1Benjamin was the father of Bela, his firstborn; Ashbel was the second born, Aharah the third, 2Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.

3The sons of Bela:

Addar, Gera, Abihud,a 4Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, 5Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram.

6These were the descendants of Ehud who were the heads of the families living in Geba and were exiled to Manahath:

7Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera, who led them into exile and was the father of Uzza and Ahihud.b

8Shaharaim had sons in the country of Moab after he had divorced his wives Hushim and Baara. 9His sons by his wife Hodesh:

Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam, 10Jeuz, Sachia, and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of families.

11He also had sons by Hushim:

Abitub and Elpaal.

12The sons of Elpaal:

Eber, Misham, Shemed (who built Ono and Lod with its villages), 13Beriah and Shema (who were the heads of families of the inhabitants of Aijalon and who drove out the inhabitants of Gath).

14Ahio, Shashak, Jeremoth, 15Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, 16Michael, Ishpah, and Joha were the sons of Beriah.

17Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, 18Ishmerai, Izliah, and Jobab were the sons of Elpaal.

19Jakim, Zichri, Zabdi, 20Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, 21Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath were the sons of Shimei.

22Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, 23Abdon, Zichri, Hanan, 24Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah, 25Iphdeiah, and Penuel were the sons of Shashak.

26Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, 27Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zichri were the sons of Jeroham.

28All these were heads of families, the chiefs according to their genealogies, and they lived in Jerusalem.

29Jeiel was the father of Gibeon and livedc in Gibeon. His wife’s name was Maacah, 30and Abdon was his firstborn son, then Zur, Kish, Baal,d Nadab, 31Gedor, Ahio, Zecher, 32and Mikloth, who was the father of Shimeah. These also lived alongside their relatives in Jerusalem.

Genealogy from King Saul

33Ner was the father of Kish, Kish was the father of Saul, and Saul was the father of Jonathan, Malchishua, Abinadab, and Esh-baal.

34The son of Jonathan:

Merib-baal, and Merib-baal was the father of Micah.

35The sons of Micah:

Pithon, Melech, Tarea, and Ahaz.

36Ahaz was the father of Jehoaddah, Jehoaddah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri, and Zimri was the father of Moza.

37Moza was the father of Binea. Rapha was his son, Eleasah his son, and Azel his son.

38Azel had six sons, and these were their names:

Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel.

39The sons of his brother Eshek:

Ulam was his firstborn, Jeush second, and Eliphelet third. 40The sons of Ulam were mighty warriors, archers, and they had many sons and grandsons—150 in all.

All these were the descendants of Benjamin.

Footnotes:

3 a Possibly Gera the father of Ehud; compare verse 6
7 b Or Gera, that is Heglam, was the father of Uzza and Ahihud
29 c Some LXX manuscripts (see also 1 Chronicles 9:35); Hebrew The father of Gibeon lived
30 d Some LXX manuscripts (see also 1 Chronicles 9:36) include Ner,

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