Genesis 10: Noah's Descendants

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 21

Genesis 10 names the descendants of Noah’s sons for several generations: Japheth (see vv. 2–6), Ham (see vv. 6–20), and Shem (see vv. 21–31). After this chapter, the Bible is mainly the story of some of Shem’s descendants. The term Semite—usually referring to the Jews—means “a descendant of Shem.”