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Genesis 10:29

    Genesis 10:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Ophir and Havilah and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan.

    Webster's Revision

    and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

    World English Bible

    Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 10:29

    The situation of Mesha is uncertain. But it is obviously the western boundary of the settlement, and may have been in the neighborhood of Mecca and Medina. Sephar is perhaps the Arabic Zaphari, called by the natives Isfor, a town on the south coast near Mirbat. It seems, however, to be, in the present passage, the "mount of the east" itself, a thuriferous range of hills, adjacent, it may be, to the seaport so-called. Gesenius and others fix upon Mesene, an island at the head of the Persian Gulf, as the Mesha of the text. But this island may have had no existence at the time of the Joctanite settlement. These boundaries include the greater part of the west and south coast of the peninsula, and are therefore sufficient to embrace the provinces of Hejaz (in part), Yemen, and Hadramaut, and afford space for the settlements of the thirteen sons of Joctan. The limits thus marked out determine that all these settlers, Ophir among the rest, were at first to be found in Arabia, how far soever they may have wandered from it afterward.