The Bible – Old Testament
1 Benjamin became the father of Bela, his first-born, Ashbel, the second son, Aharah, the third,
Nohah, the fourth, and Rapha, the fifth.
The sons of Bela were Addar and Gera, the father of Ehud.
The sons of Ehud were Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah,
Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram.
These were the sons of Ehud, family heads over those who dwelt in Geba and were deported to Manahath.
Also Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera. The last, who led them into exile, became the father of Uzza and Ahihud.
Shaharaim became a father on the Moabite plateau after he had put away his wives Hushim and Baara.
By his wife Hodesh he became the father of Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam,
Jeuz, Sachia, and Mirmah. These were his sons, family heads.
By Hushim he became the father of Abitub and Elpaal.
The sons of Elpaal were Eber, Misham, Shemed, who built Ono and Lod with its nearby towns,
Beriah, and Shema. They were family heads of those who dwelt in Aijalon, and they put the inhabitants of Gath to flight.
Their brethren were Elpaal, Shashak, and Jeremoth.
Zebadiah, Arad, Eder,
Michael, Ishpah, and Joha were the sons of Beriah.
Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber,
Ishmerai, Izliah, and Jobab were the sons of Elpaal.
Jakim, Zichri, Zabdi,
Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel,
Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath were the sons of Shimei.
Ishpan, Eber, Eliel,
Abdon, Zichri, Hanan,
Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah,
Iphdeiah, and Penuel were the sons of Shashak.
Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah,
Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zichri were the sons of Jeroham.
These were family heads over their kindred, chiefs who dwelt in Jerusalem.
In Gibeon dwelt Jeiel, the founder of Gibeon, whose wife’s name was Maacah;
also his first-born son, Abdon, and Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab,
Gedor, Ahio, Zecher, and Mikloth.
Mikloth became the father of Shimeah. These, too, dwelt with their relatives in Jerusalem, opposite their fellow tribesmen.
Ner became the father of Kish, and Kish became the father of Saul. Saul became the father of Jonathan, Malchishua, Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
The son of Jonathan was Meribbaal, and Meribbaal became the father of Micah.
The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, Tarea, and Ahaz.
Ahaz became the father of Jehoaddah, and Jehoaddah became the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri. Zimri became the father of Moza.
Moza became the father of Binea, whose son was Raphah, whose son was Eleasah, whose son was Azel.
Azel had six sons, whose names were Azrikam, his first-born, Ishmael, Sheariah, Azariah, Obadiah, and Hanan; all these were the sons of Azel.
The sons of Eshek, his brother, were Ulam, his first-born, Jeush, the second son, and Eliphelet, the third.
The sons of Ulam were combat archers, and many were their sons and grandsons: one hundred and fifty. All these were the descendants of Benjamin.
1 [1-40] A second, variant list of the Benjaminites, with special prominence given to Saul’s family (⇒ 1 Chron 8:33-40).