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Arpakshad

Hebrew: אַרְפַּכְשַׁד —transliteration: Arpakshad

Greek: Ἀρφαξάδ —transliteration: Arphaxad

also known as: Arpachshad and Arphaxad

This is the name of the 3rd son of Shem, born 2 years after the Deluge (the worldwide flood). His name appears 10 times in Scripture (in Genesis, 1 Chronicles and Luke).

He died at the age of 438 years (Genesis 11:10-13; 1 Chronicles 1:17-18; Luke 3:36).

He lived in Mesopotamia, and became, according to the Jewish historian Josephus, the progenitor of the Khaldis, which he identified as the Chaldeans. The tendency is to recognize in the word the name of the country nearest the ancient domain of the Chaldeans. Some regard the word as an Egypticized form of the territorial name of Ur Kasdim, or Ur of the Chaldees.

Others believe his region is Babylon.

Relatives

  • Grandfather: Noah
  • Father: Shem
  • Mother: not named
  • Brothers: not named or numbered
  • Sisters: not named or numbered
  • Sons: Salah and others
  • Daughters: not named or numbered in the Bible
  • Grandsons: Eber and others
  • Great-grandson: Peleg and others
  • Great-great-grandson: Reu and others

Genealogy

Arphaxad is listed in the ancestry of Abraham, King David and Jesus Christ.

Mary, the mother of JesusHeli (Eli)MatthatLeviMelchiJanna (Jannai)JosephMattathiah (Mattathias)AmosNahum ⮜ Esli ⮜ Naggai ⮜ MaathMattathiah (Mattathias)Semei (Semein)Joseph (Yosef/Josech)JudahJoannas (Joanna)RhesaZerubbabelShealtielNeriMelchiAddiCosamElmodamEr ⮜ Jose ⮜ Eliezer ⮜ Jorim ⮜ MatthatLeviSimeonJudahJoseph ⮜ Jonan ⮜ EliakimMelea ⮜ Menan (Menna) ⮜ Mattathah ⮜ NathanKING DAVIDJesseObedBoazSalmonNahshonAmminadabRamHezronPerezJudahJacobIsaacABRAHAMTerahNahorSerug (Saruch)ReuPelegEberShelahCainanARPHAXADShemNoahLamechMethuselahEnochJaredMahalalel (Mahalaleel)CainanEnosh (Enos)SethAdam (created by God).

Article Version: September 18, 2019