Restored English Translation of Genesis: Chapter 10

J-M's History Corner

Here is my Restored English Translation (RET) of Beresheet (Genesis) chapter 10.  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names (and a glossary of them is provided at the end).  However, I will not be including the Aleph Tavs any more, as they are merely a Hebrew grammatical quirk.  However, for those interested, I will at the end provide a chart of all the Aleph/Tavs that appear in the chapter, and where.

One thing that will stand out to those who have studied the text is the genealogy.  In most translations, verse 24 reads “And Arpachshad fathered Salah [or Shelah], and Salah father Ever”.  However, the Septuagint text of this passage reads, “And Arpachshad father Cainan, and Cainan fathered Salah, and Salah fathered Eber.”  Which is right?  Was there originally a Cainan in the genealogy, missed by later transcribers?  Well, the answer is found elsewhere in…

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