Genesis 46:23 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 46:23, NIV: The son of Dan: Hushim.

Genesis 46:23, ESV: The son of Dan: Hushim.

Genesis 46:23, KJV: And the sons of Dan; Hushim.

Genesis 46:23, NASB: And the sons of Dan: Hushim.

Genesis 46:23, NLT: The son of Dan was Hushim.

Genesis 46:23, CSB: Dan's son: Hushim.

What does Genesis 46:23 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This passage includes details on the names of Jacob's descendants by his four wives. These are arranged to give a tally at or around the time of the family's entrance into Egypt (Genesis 45:9–11; 46:1–4). Previous verses have counted the descendants of Jacob through Leah, Zilpah, and Rachel. This and the following verse list the remaining two sons of the twelve, born to him by Rachel's servant Bilhah.

Bilhah's first son is Dan (Genesis 30:6), and Dan's only son is Hushim. The meaning of Hushim is unknown.