New International Version
The region where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar, in the eastern hill country.
King James Bible
And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east.
Darby Bible Translation
And their dwelling was from Mesha, as one goes to Sephar, the eastern mountain.
World English Bible
Their dwelling was from Mesha, as you go toward Sephar, the mountain of the east.
Young's Literal Translation
and their dwelling is from Mesha, in thy coming towards Sephar, a mount of the east.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Joktan - He had thirteen sons who had their dwelling from Mesha unto Sephar, a mount of the east, which places Calmet supposes to be mount Masius, on the west in Mesopotamia, and the mountains of the Saphirs on the east in Armenia, or of the Tapyrs farther on in Media. In confirmation that all men have been derived from one family, let it be observed that there are many customs and usages, both sacred and civil, which have prevailed in all parts of the world; and that these could owe their origin to nothing but a general institution, which could never have existed, had not mankind been originally of the same blood, and instructed in the same common notions before they were dispersed. Among these usages may be reckoned,
1. The numbering by tens.
2. Their computing time by a cycle of seven days.
3. Their setting apart the seventh day for religious purposes.
4. Their use of sacrifices, propitiatory and eucharistical.
5. The consecration of temples and altars.
6. The institution of sanctuaries or places of refuge, and their privileges.
7. Their giving a tenth part of the produce of their fields, etc., for the use of the altar.
8. The custom of worshipping the Deity bare-footed.
9. Abstinence of the men from all sensual gratifications previously to their offering sacrifice.
10. The order of priesthood and its support.
11. The notion of legal pollutions, defilements, etc.
12. The universal tradition of a general deluge.
13. The universal opinion that the rainbow was a Divine sign, or portent, etc., etc.
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mount of the east.
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
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The Blessings of Noah Upon Shem and Japheth. (Gen. Ix. 18-27. )
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Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.
These are the sons of Shem by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
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