Genesis 11:10-32    Genealogy from Shem to  Abram (Abraham)

10 “This is the genealogy of Shem: Shem was one hundred years old, and begot Arphaxad two years after the flood. 11 After he begot Arphaxad, Shem lived five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.

 

12 Arphaxad lived thirty-five years, and begot Salah. 13 After he begot Salah, Arphaxad lived four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.

 

14 Salah lived thirty years, and begot Eber. 15 After he begot Eber, Salah lived four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.

 

16 Eber lived thirty-four years, and begot Peleg. 17 After he begot Peleg, Eber lived four hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters.

 

18 Peleg lived thirty years, and begot Reu. 19 After he begot Reu, Peleg lived two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters.

 

20 Reu lived thirty-two years, and begot Serug. 21 After he begot Serug, Reu lived two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters.

 

22 Serug lived thirty years, and begot Nahor. 23 After he begot Nahor, Serug lived two hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.

 

24 Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and begot Terah. 25 After he begot Terah, Nahor lived one hundred and nineteen years, and begot sons and daughters.

 

26 Now Terah lived seventy years, and begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

 

27 This is the genealogy of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Haran begot Lot. 28 And Haran died before his father Terah in his native land, in Ur of the Chaldeans. 29 Then Abram and Nahor took wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and the father of Iscah. 30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

 

31 And Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram's wife, and they went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran and dwelt there. 32 So the days of Terah were two hundred and five years, and Terah died in Haran.” NKJV

 

Facts revealed in the genealogy of Shem to Abraham: 

Y      It’s interesting to see the multi-birth again as Abram, Nahor and Haran were triplets; Terah was 70-years-old when these sons were born to him.

Y      Once again, women are being named:  Sarai (means: “contentious”), the wife of Abraham; and Milcah (means: “queen  - wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother) who will become the grandmother of  Rebekah (means: “ensnarer (by beauty)” - wife of Isaac).

Y      Abram married his half sister.  [Genesis 20:12]      

Y      Nahor married his niece, the daughter of his brother, Haran, who died in their home town of Ur of the Chaldeans.

Y      Sarai was barren and had no children.

Y      Abraham’s father believed the command God gave to Abraham and wanted to be a part of the obedience and blessing, so he took his family from Ur of the Chaldeans going toward the land of Canaan and came to a place in today’s Syria where he settled until he died. He named the place “Haran” after the name of his son who had died in Ur of the Chaldeans.

Y      Terah died in Haran at the age of 205 years.

 

           See chart attached for overlapping dates and life spans.