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The Sons of Ever or Bnei Eyver (בני-עבר) a synonym for the earliest cultural Hebrews, are first mentioned in the Hebrew Bible in Genesis 10:21 (text). In orthodox circles the term is understood to refer to the wider family of Hebrew (sometimes identified with Habiru) peoples from whom Abraham came. Each of the names of the children in question is understood to stand for the different Hebrew nations. In Protestant & Reform circles Hebrews are defined as descending from Abraham and the identification of the Bnei Eyver of Genesis 10:21 remains obscure except for the eighth generation around whose descendants the biblical narratives are mainly concerned. 11th century manuscript of the Hebrew Bible with Targum This article is about the term Hebrew Bible. For the Hebrew Bible itself, see Tanakh (Jewish term) or Old Testament (Christian term). ... Habiru or Hapiru was the name given by various Sumerian, Egyptian, Akkadian, Hittite, Mitanni, and Ugaritic sources (dated, roughly, from before 2000 BC to around 1200 BC) to a group of people living in the areas of Northeastern Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent from the borders of Egypt in Canaan... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The first contemporary dynasties of Bnei Eyver consists solely of Joktan & Peleg in whose time "the earth was divided" (Gen 10:25). Joktan or Yoktan (Arabic: قحطان Qahtan ) (יָקְטָן little, Standard Hebrew Yoqtan, Tiberian Hebrew Yoqṭān) was the second of the two sons of Eber (Gen. ... Peleg (פֶּלֶג / פָּלֶג Division, Standard Hebrew Péleg / Páleg, Tiberian Hebrew Péleḡ / Pāleḡ) is one of the two sons of Eber the eponymous ancestor of the Hebrews mentioned in the biblical Table of Nations. ...


In the second generation there are thirteen children of Joktan -- Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, Obal, Abimael, Sheba, Havilah, Jobab and Ophir are mentioned while only Reu is recorded as being from Peleg. Almodad, meaning immeasurable, was descendant of Noah and a son of Joktan, who was the founder of an Arabian tribe. ... Sheleph was a son of Joktan, of the family of Shem. ... Hadoram is the son of Joktan, in which Hebrews desended from. ... Uzal in the Bible, descendant of Joktan whose clan settled in Saudi Arabia. ... In the Bible, Obal was one of the thirteen children of Joktan. ... This article describes minor characters who are named in the Book of Genesis, but about whom little else is known. ... Sheba (from the English transcription of the Hebrew name shva: שבא, and Saba, Arabic: سبأ, also Saba, Amharic: ሳባ) is a southern kingdom mentioned in the Jewish scriptures (Old Testament) and the Quran. ... Ophir (Hebrew אוֹפִיר, Standard Hebrew Ofir, Tiberian Hebrew ʾÔp̄îr) is a port or region mentioned in the Bible, famous for its wealth. ... REU is the abbreviation for RAM Expansion Unit, used by the Commodore 64 and Commodore 128 personal computers. ...


In the third to fifth generations only Reu's descendants are mentioned being namely Serug who fathered the first Nahor whence came Terach. Serug - branch - was the son of Reu and the father of Nahor. ... (1. ... Terah or Térach (תֶּרַח / תָּרַח Wanderer; loiterer, Standard Hebrew Téraḥ / Táraḥ, Tiberian Hebrew Téraḥ / Tāraḥ) was the father of Abraham mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. ...


In the sixth generation only Terach's children are mentioned in the bible: the second Nahor, Harran, and Abram. The Arameans or Aramaeans (also called Syriacs) were a Semitic, nomadic people who dwelt in Aram-Naharaim or Aram of the two rivers, also known as Mesopotamia a region including modern Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and parts of Iran that is mentioned six times in the Hebrew Bible. ... Harran, also known as Carrhae, is a district of Şanlıurfa Province in the southeast of Turkey, near the border with Syria, 24 miles (44 kilometres) southeast of the city of Şanlıurfa, at the end of a long straight road across the roasting hot plain of Harran. ... Abram is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. ...


In the seventh generation, Nahor fathered Utz, Buz, Kesed, Chazo, Pildash, Yidlaf, Bethuel (Laban's father) and Kemuel. Harran fathered Lot. Abram fathered Ishmael and then as Abraham fathered Isaac, Zimran, Medan, Ishbak, Shuah, Jokshan and Midian. Bethuel (Hebrew for “house of God”), in the Hebrew Bible, was an Aramean man (Gen. ... Chamuel is the name of a seraph. ... Lot and his Daughters, Hendrik Goltzius, 1616. ... Expulsion of Ishmael and His Mother. ... The angel prevents the sacrifice of Isaac (Rembrandt, 1634) Abraham (Hebrew: , Standard Avraham Ashkenazi Avrohom or Avruhom Tiberian  ; Arabic: ,  ; Geez: , ) is a figure in the Bible and Quran who is by believers regarded as the founding patriarch of the Israelites and of the Nabataean people in Jewish, Christian and... An angel prevents Abraham from sacrificing Isaac Tedla in this illumation from a 14th century Icelandic manuscript. ... Zimran [zim´ran], son of Abraham and Keturah Reference: “Genesis 25:2” Meaning: vine dresser, celebrated; song; singer; vine External links Eastons Bible Dictionary: Zimran Category: Hebrew Bible ... Medan is the capital city of North Sumatra province, Indonesia. ... Ishbak (ishbăk), in the Bible, is a son of Abraham and the concubine Keturah. ... Jokshan is the second son of Abraham and Keturah, mentioned in the Hebrew Bibles Book of Genesis 25:2. ... In the Bible, Midian (Hebrew: מִדְיָן, Standard Midyan Tiberian ; Arabic مدين; Strife; judgment) is a son of Abraham and his concubine Keturah (who according to midrash is Hagar). ...


In the eighth generation the nations of the biblical settings finally emerge. Bethuel's son is Laban, Kemuel's son is Aram (Aram of two Nahors or Aram-Narharaim) by whom the Nahorites came to be known as Arameans. Lot's children were the Ammonites and Moabites. Laban (Hebrew: לָבָן, Standard Tiberian  ; White) is the son of Bethuel, brother of Rebekah and the father of Leah and Rachel as described in the Book of Genesis. ... The term Aram can refer to: Aram (אֲרָם or ), the son of Shem, according to the Table of nations of Genesis 10 in the Hebrew Bible. ... The Arameans or Aramaeans (also called Syriacs) were a Semitic, nomadic people who dwelt in Aram-Naharaim or Aram of the two rivers, also known as Mesopotamia a region including modern Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and parts of Iran that is mentioned six times in the Hebrew Bible. ... The Aramaeans, or Arameans, were a Semitic, seminomadic and pastoralist people who originated and had lived in upper Mesopotamia and Syria. ... For the extinct mollusc see Ammonite. ... Moab (מוֹאָב Seed of father/leader, Standard Hebrew Moʾav, Tiberian Hebrew Môʾāḇ) is the historical name for a mountainous strip of land in Jordan running along the eastern shore of the Dead Sea. ...


Still in the eighth generation a special "cousin" relationship is supposed to be the ideal amongst the following. Ishmael's children Nebaioth, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. Isaac's children the Edomites and Israelites. Jokshan's children Sheba and Dedan. And finally Midian's children Ephah, Henoch, Abida, Eldaah and Epher. Nebaioth נְבָיוֹת (Hebrew: Nevayot), (also written in English as Nebajoth or Nbioth), is mentioned at least five times in the Hebrew Bible according to which he was the firstborn son of Ishmael, and the name is among the eponyms of tribes mentioned in the Book of Genesis 25:13, and in... Kedar is an another name for Lord Shiva, one of the three major gods of Hindu religion, the other two being Brahma and Bishnu. ... This article describes minor characters who are named in the Book of Genesis, but about whom little else is known. ... . ... Iturea is the Greek name of a province, derived from the Biblical Jetur, name of a son of Ishmael ( Gen. ... Kedemah - eastward, the last-named of the sons of Ishmael. ... Edom (אֱדוֹם, Standard Hebrew Edom, Tiberian Hebrew ʾĔḏôm) sounds like the Biblical Hebrew word for red and is a vividly apposite designation for the red sandstones of Edom. ... An Israelite is a member of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, descended from the twelve sons of the Biblical patriarch Jacob who was renamed Israel by God in the book of Genesis, 32:28 The Israelites were a group of Hebrews, as described in the Bible. ... Sheba (from the English transcription of the Hebrew name shva: שבא, and Saba, Arabic: سبأ, also Saba, Amharic: ሳባ) is a southern kingdom mentioned in the Jewish scriptures (Old Testament) and the Quran. ... Dedan - low ground. ... In the Bible, Midian (Hebrew: מִדְיָן, Standard Midyan Tiberian ; Arabic مدين; Strife; judgment) is a son of Abraham and his concubine Keturah (who according to midrash is Hagar). ... An epha or ephah is a unit of volume used by ancient Hebrews, equal to about one bushel. ... Abida - or Abidah, father of knowledge; knowing, one of the five sons of Midian, who was the son of Abraham by Keturah (1 Chr. ...


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