Old Testament

1 Chronicles 8
The Tribe of Benjamin
81Benjamin became the father of Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, Aharah the third, 2Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.
3Bela had sons: Addar, Gera, Abihud, 4Abishua, Na'aman, Ahoah, 5Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram.
6These are the sons of Ehud. They are the heads of fathers' households for the inhabitants of Geba, who were exiled to Manahath, 7namely, Na'aman, Ahijah, and Gera, who led them into exile,[] and he became the father of Uzza and Ahihud.
8Shaharaim became a father in the territory of Moab, after he had sent away his wives Hushim and Ba'ara. 9By his wife Hodesh he became the father of Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malkam, 10Jeuz, Shakia, and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of the houses of their fathers. 11By Hushim, he became the father of Abitub and Elpa'al. 12The sons of Elpa'al were Eber, Misham, and Shemed, who built Ono and Lod, with its towns.
13Also Beriah and Shema, who were heads of houses of the fathers of the inhabitants of Aijalon. They put to flight the inhabitants of Gath.
14Also Ahio, Shashak, Jeremoth, 15Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, 16Michael, Ishpah, Joha, who were the sons of Beriah.
17Also Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, 18Ishmerai, Izliah, Jobab, the sons of Elpa'al.
19Also Jakim, Zikri, Zabdi, 20Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, 21Adaiah, Beraiah, Shimrath, the sons of Shimei.
22Also Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, 23Abdon, Zikri, Hanan, 24Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah, 25Iphdeiah, Penuel, the sons of Shashak.
26Also Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, 27Ja'areshiah, Elijah, Zikri, and the sons of Jeroham. 28These were heads of fathers' households throughout their generations, head men. These lived in Jerusalem.
29Jeiel,[] the father of Gibeon, whose wife's name was Ma'akah, lived in Gibeon 30with his firstborn son Abdon. Other sons were Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner,[] Nadab, 31Gedor, Ahio, and Zeker. 32Mikloth became the father of Shimeah. They also lived near their brothers in Jerusalem, with their brothers.
33Ner became the father of Kish.
Kish became the father of Saul.
Saul became the father of Jonathan, Malkishua, Abinadab, and Eshbaal.[]
34The son of Jonathan was Meribbaal.[]
Meribbaal became the father of Micah.
35The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melek, Tarea, and Ahaz.
36Ahaz became the father of Jehoaddah.
Jehoaddah became the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri.
Zimri became the father of Moza.
37Moza became the father of Binea. Raphah was his son, Eleasah his son, and Azel his son.
38Azel had six sons, whose names are Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel.
39The sons of Eshek his brother were Ulam his firstborn, Jeush his second, and Eliphelet his third.
40The sons of Ulam were powerful warriors, who were archers. They had many sons and grandsons, one hundred fifty. All these were of the descendants of Benjamin.


  • 8:7 The circumstances concerning this exile are unclear.
  • 8:29 The name Jeiel is not present in the Hebrew text. It is supplied from the Greek. See 9:35.
  • 8:30 The name Ner is not present in the Hebrew text. It is supplied from the Greek.
  • 8:33 Also known as Ishbosheth
  • 8:34 Also known as Mephibosheth