Genesis 11:14

ESV When Shelah had lived 30 years, he fathered Eber.
NIV When Shelah had lived 30 years, he became the father of Eber.
NASB Shelah lived thirty years, and fathered Eber;
CSB Shelah lived 30 years and fathered Eber.
NLT When Shelah was 30 years old, he became the father of Eber.
KJV And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:

What does Genesis 11:14 mean?

The line from Noah to Abraham follows through Shem to Arpachshad to Shelah and now to Eber. The Eberites and their descendants became a well-known people (Numbers 24:24). As compared to the generations listed prior to the flood (Genesis 5), this verse presents an earlier age of fatherhood, and a shorter lifespan. This is a trend which will continue through the genealogy, as man's life rapidly shortens leading up to the birth of Abram (Genesis 11:19–26).
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