These are the family groups from the tribe of Judah: Shelah—the Shelanite family group; Perez—the Perezite family group; Zerah—the Zerahite family group. (Two of Judah’s sons, Er and Onan, died in Canaan.)
The tribe of Judah: 76,500. In this tribe were the following clans named after the sons of Judah—but not including Er and Onan who died in the land of Canaan: The Shelanites, named after their ancestor Shelah. The Perezites, named after their ancestor Perez. The Zerahites, named after their ancestor Zerah. This census also included the subclans of Perez: The Hezronites, named after their ancestor Hezron. The Hamulites, named after their ancestor Hamul.
Er and Onan were sons of Judah who died early on in Canaan. The sons of Judah by clans: Shelah and the Shelanite clan, Perez and the Perezite clan, Zerah and the Zerahite clan. The sons of Perez: Hezron and the Hezronite clan, Hamul and the Hamulite clan. These were the clans of Judah. They numbered 76,500.
From Judah (remember that Judah also had Er and Onan, the sons who died in Canaan)—the clans of Shelah, Perez, and Zerah. Within this extended family, Perez had Hezron and Hamul; the clans of Judah number 76,500.
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