Genesis 10:27 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 10:27, NIV: "Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,"

Genesis 10:27, ESV: "Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,"

Genesis 10:27, KJV: "And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,"

Genesis 10:27, NASB: "Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,"

Genesis 10:27, NLT: "Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,"

Genesis 10:27, CSB: "Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,"

What does Genesis 10:27 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This verse continues the "table of nations," describing the origins of the ancient nations. All of these tribes and people were descended from Noah, through his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Earlier passages gave details about the children of Japheth, and then Ham. Here, verse 27 continues the genealogy of Shem, through his great-great-grandson Joktan. In total, 13 sons are listed. The names of several of these sons became well known areas in the larger region of the Middle East.

The name Uzal may be Azal, an old name for Sann'a, the modern-day capital of Yemen, indicating that this branch of Joktan's line settled in that area.