1 Chronicles 8
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Benjamin’s Descendants

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

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

6These were Ehud’s sons, who were the heads of the families living in Geba and who were deported to Manahath: 7Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera. Gera deported them and was the father of Uzza and Ahihud.

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.

12Elpaal’s sons: Eber, Misham, and Shemed who built Ono and Lod and its villages, 13Beriah and Shema, who were the heads of families of Aijalon’s residents and who drove out the residents of Gath, 14Ahio,b Shashak, and Jeremoth.

15Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, 16Michael, Ishpah, and Joha were Beriah’s sons.

17Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, 18Ishmerai, Izliah, and Jobab were Elpaal’s sons.

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

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

26Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, 27Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zichri were Jeroham’s sons.

28Thesec were heads of families, chiefs according to their genealogies, and lived in Jerusalem.

29Jeield, e fathered Gibeon and lived in Gibeon. His wife’s name was Maacah. 30Abdon was his firstborn son, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Nadab, 31Gedor, Ahio, Zecher, 32and Mikloth who fathered Shimeah. These also lived opposite their relatives in Jerusalem, with their other relatives.

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

34Jonathan’s son was Merib-baal,g and Merib-baal fathered Micah.

35Micah’s sons: Pithon, Melech, Tarea, and Ahaz.

36Ahaz fathered Jehoaddah, Jehoaddah fathered Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri, and Zimri fathered Moza.

37Moza fathered Binea. His son was Raphah, his son Elasah, and his son Azel.

38Azel had six sons, and these were their names: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were Azel’s sons.

39His brother Eshek’s sons: Ulam was his firstborn, Jeush second, and Eliphelet third.

40Ulam’s sons were warriors and archers.h They had many sons and grandsons — 150 of them.

All these were among Benjamin’s sons.

a. 8:1-5 Gn 46:21; Nm 26:38-41; 1Ch 7:6-12
b. 8:13-14 LXX reads Gath 14 and their brother
c. 8:28-38 1Ch 9:34-44
d. 8:29 LXX; MT omits Jeiel ; 1Ch 9:35
e. 8:29 1Ch 9:35
f. 8:33 = Man of Baal
g. 8:34 = Baal Contends
h. 8:40 Lit valiant ones who string the bow
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