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Benjamin’s line

Benjamin was the father of Bela his oldest son, Ashbel his second son, Aharah the third, Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.

Bela had a family: Addar, Gera, Abihud, Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram.

This was Ehud’s family. They were heads of households of the inhabitants of Geba, who were sent into exile to Manahath. Gera[a] sent them into exile and was the father of Uzza and Ahihud.

Shaharaim had children in the country of Moab after he divorced his wives Hushim and Baara. He had children with his wife Hodesh: Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam, 10 Jeuz, Sachia, and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of households. 11 He also had children with Hushim: Abitub and Elpaal.

12 Elpaal’s family: Eber, Misham, Shemed, who built Ono and Lod with its towns, 13 Beriah, and Shema. They were heads of households of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove out the inhabitants of Gath. 14 Their brothers[b] were Shashak and Jeremoth.

15 Beriah’s family: Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, 16 Michael, Ishpah, and Joha.

17 Elpaal’s family: Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, 18 Ishmerai, Izliah, and Jobab.

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

22 Shashak’s family: Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, 23 Abdon, Zichri, Hanan, 24 Hananiah, Omri,[c] Elam, Anthothijah, 25 Iphdeiah, and Penuel.

26 Jeroham’s family: Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, 27 Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zichri.

28 These were the heads of households, in their generations. They were leaders who lived in Jerusalem. 29 Jeiel,[d] Gibeon’s father, lived in Gibeon. His wife’s name was Maacah; 30 his oldest son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner,[e] Nadab, 31 Gedor, Ahio, Zecher, and Mikloth.

32 Mikloth was the father of Shimeah. These also lived near their relatives in Jerusalem.[f]

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

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

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

36 Ahaz was the father of Jehoaddah; Jehoaddah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri was the father of Moza. 37 Moza was the father of Binea; his son was Raphah, his son Eleasah, and his son Azel. 38 Azel had six sons, named Azrikam, his oldest,[g] Ishmael, Sheariah, Azariah,[h] Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were in Azel’s family.

39 His brother Eshek’s family: Ulam his oldest, Jeush the second, and Eliphelet the third. 40 Ulam’s family were mighty warriors and archers, having many children and grandchildren—150 in all and all were Benjaminites.


  1. 1 Chronicles 8:7 MT Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera
  2. 1 Chronicles 8:14 LXX; MT Ahio
  3. 1 Chronicles 8:24 LXX; MT lacks Omri.
  4. 1 Chronicles 8:29 LXX; MT lacks Jeiel.
  5. 1 Chronicles 8:30 LXX; MT lacks Ner.
  6. 1 Chronicles 8:32 Syr; MT adds with their relatives.
  7. 1 Chronicles 8:38 LXX, Tg; MT Bocheru
  8. 1 Chronicles 8:38 LXX; MT lacks Azariah.

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