And these are the names of the sons
of Noah: Japheth, Ham and Shem; and children were born to them after the flood,
for they had taken wives before the flood.
These are the sons of Japheth; Gomer, Magog, Madai,
Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras, seven sons.
And the sons of Gomer
were Askinaz, Rephath and Tegarmah.
And the sons of Magog
were Elichanaf and Lubal.
And the children of Madai were Achon, Zeelo, Chazoni and
And the sons of Javan
were Elisha, Tarshish, Chittim and Dudonim.
And the sons of Tubal
were Ariphi, Kesed and Taari.
And the sons of Meshech
were Dedon, Zaron and Shebashni.
And the sons of Tiras
sons of Japheth according to their families, and their numbers in those days
were about four hundred and sixty men.
And these are the sons of Ham;
and the sons of
And the sons of Mitzraim
were Lud, Anom and Pathros, Chasloth and Chaphtor.
And the sons of Phut
were Gebul, Hadan, Benah and Adan.
And the sons of
Gergashi, Hivi, Arkee, Seni, Arodi,
Zimodi and Chamothi.
These are the sons of Ham, according
to their families, and their numbers in those days were about seven hundred and
And these are the sons of Shem;
and the sons of
And the sons of Ashar
were Mirus and Mokil, and
the sons of Arpachshad were Shelach,
Anar and Ashcol.
And the sons of Lud
were Pethor and Bizayon,
and the sons of
These are the sons of Shem, according
to their families; and their numbers in those days were about three hundred
These are the
generations of Shem; Shem begat Arpachshad and Arpachshad begat Shelach, and Shelach begat Eber and to Eber were born two children, the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the sons of men were divided, and in
the latter days, the earth was divided.
And the name of the
second was Yoktan, meaning that in his day the lives
of the sons of men were diminished and lessened.
These are the sons
of Yoktan; Almodad, Shelaf, Chazarmoveth, Yerach, Hadurom, Ozel, Diklah, Obal,
Ophir, Havilah and Jobab; all these are the sons of Yoktan.
And Peleg his brother begat Yen, and Yen begat Serug, and Serug begat Nahor and Nahor begat Terah, and Terah was thirty-eight
years old, and he begat
And Cush the son of Ham, the son of Noah, took a wife in those
days in his old age, and she bare a son, and they called his name Nimrod,
saying, At that time the sons of men again began to rebel and transgress
against God, and the child grew up, and his father loved him exceedingly, for
he was the son of his old age.
And the garments of
skin which God made for Adam and his wife, when they went out of the garden,
were given to
For after the death
of Adam and his wife, the garments were given to Enoch, the son of Jared, and
when Enoch was taken up to God, he gave them to Methuselah, his son.
And at the death of
Methuselah, Noah took them and brought them to the ark, and they were with him
until he went out of the ark.
And in their going
out, Ham stole those garments from Noah his father,
and he took them and hid them from his brothers.
And when Ham begat
his first born
he gave him the garments in secret, and they were with
also concealed them from his sons and brothers, and when
had begotten Nimrod, he gave him those garments through his love for him, and
Nimrod grew up, and when he was twenty years old he put on those garments.
And Nimrod became
strong when he put on the garments, and God gave him might and strength, and he
was a mighty hunter in the earth, yea, he was a mighty hunter in the field, and
he hunted the animals and he built altars, and he offered upon them the animals
before the Lord.
strengthened himself, and he rose up from amongst his brethren, and he fought
the battles of his brethren against all their enemies round about.
And the Lord
delivered all the enemies of his brethren in his hands, and God prospered him
from time to time in his battles, and he reigned upon earth.
Therefore it became
current in those days, when a man ushered forth those that he had trained up
for battle, he would say to them, Like God did to Nimrod, who was a mighty
hunter in the earth, and who succeeded in the battles that prevailed against
his brethren, that he delivered them from the hands of their enemies, so may
God strengthen us and deliver us this day.
And when Nimrod was
forty years old, at that time there was a war between his brethren and the
children of Japheth, so that they were in the power of their enemies.
And Nimrod went
forth at that time, and he assembled all the sons of Cush
and their families, about four hundred and sixty men, and he hired also from
some of his friends and acquaintances about eighty men, and be gave them their
hire, and he went with them to battle, and when he was on the road, Nimrod
strengthened the hearts of the people that went with him.
And he said to
them, Do not fear, neither be alarmed, for all our
enemies will be delivered into our hands, and you may do with them as you
And all the men
that went were about five hundred, and they fought against their enemies, and
they destroyed them, and subdued them, and Nimrod placed standing officers over
them in their respective places.
And he took some of
their children as security, and they were all servants to Nimrod and to his
brethren, and Nimrod and all the people that were with him turned homeward.
And when Nimrod had
joyfully returned from battle, after having conquered his enemies, all his
brethren, together with those who knew him before, assembled to make him king
over them, and they placed the regal crown upon his head.
And he set over his
subjects and people, princes, judges, and rulers, as is the custom amongst
And he placed Terah the son of Nahor the prince
of his host, and he dignified him and elevated him above all his princes.
And whilst he was
reigning according to his heart’s desire, after having conquered all his
enemies around, he advised with his counselors to build a city for his palace,
and they did so.
And they found a
large valley opposite to the east, and they built him a large and extensive
city, and Nimrod called the name of the city that he built
for the Lord had vehemently shaken his enemies and destroyed them.
And Nimrod dwelt in
and he reigned securely, and he fought with his enemies and he subdued them,
and he prospered in all his battles, and his kingdom became very great.
And all nations and
tongues heard of his fame, and they gathered themselves to him, and they bowed
down to the earth, and they brought him offerings, and he became their lord and
king, and they all dwelt with him in the city at Shinar,
and Nimrod reigned in the earth over all the sons of Noah, and they were all
under his power and counsel.
And all the earth
was of one tongue and words of union, but Nimrod did not go in the ways of the
Lord, and he was more wicked than all the men that
were before him, from the days of the flood until those days.
And he made gods of
wood and stone, and he bowed down to them, and he rebelled against the Lord,
and taught all his subjects and the people of the earth his wicked ways; and Mardon his son was more wicked than his father.
And every one that
heard of the acts of Mardon the son of Nimrod would
say, concerning him, From the wicked goeth forth
wickedness; therefore it became a proverb in the whole earth, saying, From the
wicked goeth forth wickedness, and it was current in
the words of men from that time to this.
And Terah the son of Nahor, prince of
Nimrod’s host, was in those days very great in the sight of the king and his
subjects, and the king and princes loved him, and they elevated him very high.
And Terah took a wife and her name was Amthelo the daughter of Cornebo;
and the wife of Terah conceived and bare him a
son in those days.
was seventy years old when he begat him, and Terah
called the name of his son that was born to him Abram, because the king had
raised him in those days, and dignified him above all his princes that were