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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Genesis 10:21-32

Two things especially are observable in this account of the posterity of Shem:? I. The description of Shem, v. 21. We have not only his name, Shem, which signifies a name, but two titles to distinguish him by:? 1. He was the father of all the children of Eber. Eber was his great grandson; but why should he be called the father of all his children, rather than of all Arphaxad?s, or Salah?s, etc.? Probably because Abraham and his seed, God's covenant-people, not only descended from Heber, but... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Genesis 10:24

And Arphaxad begat Salah ,.... Or Shelach which signifies "a sending forth"; that is, of waters: it is part of the name of Methuselah, given him by his father, as prophetic of the flood, see Genesis 5:21 and Arphaxad, who was born two years after the flood, gives this name to his first born, as commemorative of it: according to some, from him are the Susians F7 Vid. Bochart. Phaleg. l. 2. c. 13. col. 92. ; and in Susiana is found a city called Sele, by Ptolemy F8 Geograph. l. 6.... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 10:24

Salah - The founder of the people of Susiana. Eber - See Genesis 10:21 . The Septuagint add Cainan here, with one hundred and thirty to the chronology. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 10:1-32

PART II . THE POST - DILUVIAN AGE OF THE WORLD . CH . 10:1-11:26. FROM THE DELUGE TO THE CALL OF ABRAM . § 5. THE GENERATIONS or THE SONS OF NOAH ( CH . 10:1-11:9). I. THE historical credibility of the present section has been challenged. 1. On account of a fancied resemblance to the ethnographic mythologies of Greece, the genealogical table of the nations has been relegated to the category of fictitious invention. It has been assigned by... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 10:24

And Arphaxad begat Salah. The nation descended from him has not been identified, though their name, " Extension, " may imply that they were early colonists. And Salah begat Eber . The father of the Hebrews or Emigrants (vide Genesis 10:21 ). read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Genesis 10:21-32

- XXXIII. Shem21. אבר 'eber, “‘Eber, yonder side; verb: pass, cross.”22. עילם 'eylām, “‘Elam.” עוּל ‛ûl, “suckle.” עלם ‛ālam, “hide; be mature.” ארפכשׁד 'arpakshad, “Arpakshad.” כשׂד ארף 'arp keśed, “boundary of Kesed, or (von-Bohlen) Arjapakshata, beside Aria.” ארם 'ǎrām, “Aram, high; verb: be high.”23. עוּץ ‛ûts, “‘Uts; verb: counsel; be firm, solid.” חוּל chûl, “Chul; verb: rub, twist, writhe, be strong, await.” גתר geter, “Gether, bridge?” משׁ meshek, “Mash; related: feel,... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Genesis 10:1-32

10:1-11:26 GENEALOGIES FROM NOAH TO ABRAMNations descended from Noah (10:1-32)This genealogy must have been written hundreds of years after the time of Noah, when his descendants had multiplied and moved to many places. By that time differences in language, race and culture were noticeable. The purpose of the listing here is to trace the origin of these groups, not to name every single descendant of Noah.Again the genealogy is simplified, being based on a selection of seventy descendants. Most... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Genesis 10:24

Eber. Whence the name Hebrews (Genesis 14:13 ) = beyond. The people coming from and beyond the "Flood", i.e. the Euphrates, to Canaan (Joshua 24:2 , Joshua 24:3 , Joshua 24:14 , Joshua 24:15 ). read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Genesis 10:22-24

"Amram ..." These were the Aramaeans who built the great city of Damascus which figured prominently in the history of the Hebrews. In time, their language, the Aramaic langauge, replaced the ancient language of the Jews, and in the times of Jesus Christ, it was the language of the people.[16] read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Genesis 10:24-25

Genesis 10:24-25. Arphaxad begat Salah— Who established himself, as there is great reason to believe, in Susiana: he begat Eber, who begat two sons, the name of one of whom was Peleg, (division,) so called, because the earth was, by mutual compact, divided among these descendants of Noah in his days. This division was made, it is supposed, at the time of Peleg's birth, more than one hundred years after the flood, when there must have been great numbers upon the earth. Though others are of... read more

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