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14 Labieims, and Patrosonieims, and the Chasmonieims (from whom descended the Philistines) and the Gaphthorieims. And 15 Chanaan begot Sidon his first born, and Chettaius, and Jebousaius and Amoraius and Gergasaius and Evaius and Aroukaius and Asennaius and Aradius and Samaraius and Amathius. 19 And after this the tribes of the Chananites were dispersed. And the boundaries of the Chananites were from Sidon extending to Gerara and Gaza, thence extending to Sodom and 20 Gomorra, Adama and Seboin even to Dasa. These were the children of Cham in their tribes according to their languages in their countries and in their nations.


To Sem also children were born even to him who was the father of all the children of Eber and the brother of Japheth 22 who was older than he. The children of Sem were Elam and 23 Assour and Arphaxad and Loud and Aram and Kainan. And the children of Aram were Ouz and Oul and Gater and Mo24 soch. And Arphaxad begot Kainan; and Kainan begot Sala; 25 and Sala begot Eber; and to Eber were born two sons, the

name of the one was Phaleg, because in his days the earth was 26 divided, and his brother's name was Jektan. And Jektan be27 got Elmodad and Saleth and Sarmoth and Jarach and Odorra 28 and Aibel and Dekla and Eval and Abimael and Saba and 29 Oupheir and Evila and Jobab. All these were the children of 30 Jektan, and their dwelling was from Massa extending to Sap31 hera a mountain of the east. These were the children of Sem in their tribes according to their tongues in their countries and in their nations.


These were the tribes of the children of Noe according to their descents and according to their nations. From these were peopled the different countries of the nations on the earth after the flood.

XI. Now when the whole earth was of one lip and all had one 2 voice, it came to pass as they were moving from the east that they found a plain in the land of Sennaar and settled there. 3 And they said one to another, Come let us make bricks and bake them with fire. Now the bricks served them for stone 4 and their mortar was asphaltus. And they said, Come, let us build for ourselves a city and a tower, the top of which shall be up to heaven; and let us make a name for ourselves before

5 we be scattered on the face of the whole earth. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the children 6 of men were building. And the Lord said, Behold they are all of one race and one lip. And this they have begun to do; and now nothing will fail of all which they may determine to do. 7 Come, let us go down and there confound their language that 8 they may not understand each other's voice. So the Lord 'dispersed them from that place over the face of the whole 9 earth, and they left off building the city and the tower. For this cause the name of it was called CONFUSION, because there the Lord confounded the lips of the whole earth, and dispersed them thence over the face of the whole earth.


Now these are the generations of Sem. Sem was an hun11 dred years old when he begot Arphaxad the second year after the flood. And Sem lived after he begot Arphaxad five hundred years and begot sons and daughters, and died.









And Arphaxad lived a hundred and thirty five years and begot Kainan. And Arphaxad lived after he begot Kainan four hundred years and begot sons and daughters, and died.

And Kainan lived a hundred and thirty years and begot Sala; and Kainan lived after he begot Sala three hundred and thirty years and begot sons and daughters, and died.

And Sala lived a hundred and thirty years and begot Eber; and Sala lived after he begot Eber three hundred and thirty years and begot sons and daughters, and died.

And Eber lived a hundred and thirty four years and begot Phaleg; and Eber lived after he begot Phaleg two hundred and seventy years and begot sons and daughters, and died.

And Phaleg lived a hundred and thirty years and begot Ragau; and Phaleg lived after he begot Ragau two hundred and nine years and begot sons and daughters, and died.

And Ragau lived a hundred and thirty two years and begot Serouch; and Ragau lived after he begot Serouch two hundred and seven years and begot sons and daughters, and died.

And Serouch lived a hundred and thirty years and begot Nachor; and Serouch lived after he begot Nachor two hundred years and begot sons and daughters, and died.

And Nachor lived a hundred and seventy nine years and



begot Tharra; and Nachor lived after he begot Tharra a hundred and twenty five years and begot sons and daughters, and died.

And Tharra lived seventy years and begot Abram and Nachor and Arran.

Now these are the generations of Tharra. Tharra begot 28 Abram and Nachor and Arran; and Arran begot Lot. And

Arran died in the presence of his father Tharra in the land in 29 which he was born in the country of the Chaldees. And Abram and Nachor took themselves wives. The name of Abram's wife was Sara, and the name of Nachor's wife, Malcha, a daughter of Arran, who was the father of Malcha and the fa30 ther of Jescha. And Sara was barren and did not bear chil31 dren. And Tharra took Abram his son and Lot the son of Arran, his grand son, and Sara his daughter in law, the wife of his son Abram, and led them out of the country of the Chal32 dees to go to the land of Chanaan. But when they came to Charran he took up his abode there. And in the land of Charran, all the days of Tharra were two hundred and five years. And Tharra died in Charran.

XII. Now the Lord said to Abram, Depart from thy land and

from thy kindred and from the house of thy father and come 2 to the land which I will shew thee, and I will make thee a great 3 nation; and I will bless thee and make thy name great, and

thou shalt be blessed; and I will bless them, who bless thee; and those who curse thee I will curse: and by thee all the tribes 4 of the earth shall be blessed. So Abram went as the Lord commanded him, and Lot went with him. Now Abram was 5 seventy five years old when he came out of Charran. And Abram took Sara his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance which they possessed, and every living creature which they had, and set out from Charran to go to the land of 6 Chanaan. And Abram travelled through the land lengthwise till he came to the place of Sychem to the lofty Oak. 7 Now the Chananites at that time inhabited that land. And the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, "To thy seed I will give this land." So Abram built there an altar to the Lord 8 who appeared to him. And from that place he went to the mountain east of Baithel and there pitched his tent, having


Baithel on the west and Aggai on the east, and built there an 9 altar to the Lord and invoked the name of the Lord. And Abram removed and proceeding forward encamped in the wil10 derness. And there was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, because the famine prevailed 11 in the land. And when Abram was near entering Egypt, he

said to his wife Sara, I know that because thou art a beautiful 12 woman, it will therefore come to pass that when the Egyptians see thee, they will say, She is his wife, and they will kill me; 13 but thee they will save alive. Say thou therefore, I am his sis

ter, that it may be well with me on thy account, and my life 14 will be preserved for thy sake. So when Abram came into

Egypt the Egyptians beheld his wife, for she was very beau15 tiful; and when the princes of Pharaoh saw her they praised

her to Pharaoh, and she was brought to Pharaoh's house. 16 And they treated Abram well for her sake, though he had

sheep and oxen and asses and men servants and maid servants 17 and mules and camels. But God visited Pharaoh and his family with great and grievous plagues because of Sara the wife 18 of Abram. And Pharaoh called Abram and said, Why hast

thou acted thus with me and didst not tell me that she is thy 19 wife? Why didst thou say, She is my sister? I indeed took

her to be my wife, but now there is thy wife before thee. 20 Take her and begone. And Pharaoh gave strict orders to men touching Abram, to convoy away him and his wife and all that he had. So Abram went up out of Egypt with his wife and all his substance, and Lot with him, into the wilderness.

XIII. Now Abram was very rich in cattle and in silver and gold, therefore he proceeded on to the place from which he had come into the wilderness, even to Baithel to the place where his tent formerly was, between Baithel and Aggai, to the place of the altar which he had there built at the first, and there Abram invoked the name of the Lord.


Now Lot who accompanied Abram had flocks and herds and tents, so that the land would not admit of their living to6 gether. Because their substance was great and the land did not admit of their living together, and there was quarreling 7 between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of

Lot's cattle, and the Chananites and the Pherezites then inha8 bited that land; therefore Abram said to Lot, Let there be no quarreling between me and thee, and between my herdsmen 9 and thy herdsmen, for we are brethren. Behold is not the whole land before thee? Separate from me. If thou incline to the left, I will take the right. Or if thou go to the right, I 10 will go to the left. Then Lot raised his eyes and took a view of all the country bordering on the Jordan. For before God overthrew Sodom and Gomorra it was all watered till it reacheth Zogora, like the paradise of God, and like the land 11 of Egypt. So Lot chose for himself all the country bordering on the Jordan; and Lot removed to the eastern border. And 12 the brothers separated one from the other. And Abram dwelt

in the land of Chanaan; and Lot dwelt in a city of the bor13 derers and pitched his tent among the Sodomites, though the men of Sodom were wicked and very great sinners in the sight of the Lord.


And God said to Abram after Lot had separated from him, Raise thy eyes and look from the place where thou now art, 15 to the north and south and east and west. For all the land which thou seest I will give to thee and thy seed for ever. 16 And I will make thy seed like the dust of the earth. If any

can count the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed be num17 bered. Arise and travel through the land, the length and

the breadth thereof, for to thee I will give it and to thy seed 18 for ever. Then Abram removed his tent and came and dwelt near the Oak of Mambre, which was by Chebron, and built there an altar to the Lord.


And it came to pass in the reign of Amarphal king of Sennaar, and of Arioch king of Ellasar, that Chodollogomar 2 king of Elam, and Thargal king of nations, made war on Balla king of Sodom, and on Barsa king of Gomorra, and on Sennaar king of Adama, and Sumobor king of Seboeim, and the 3 king of Balak which is Segor. All these met together on the 4 salt vale, which is now the sea of salt. Twelve years they had

served Chodollogomar, but in the thirteenth year they revolt5 ed. And in the fourteenth year came Chodollogomar and the kings with him, and having subdued the giants in Astaroth and Karnain, and mighty nations with them, namely, the Om

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