Abraham's Family Tree | WednesdayintheWord.com

This chart summarizes the Abraham’s family tree, based on what we know from Scripture. I’m always looking for this information and couldn’t find it in one place.  I decided to make a chart, combining as much information as I could from my various sources. This is a work in progress.  Please contact me if you find errors, omissions or broken links.

From my research, skipping names was common practice in genealogies both in the gospels and in secular records of ancient kings.  They can jump from grandfather to grandson because it still preserves the line of descent. Also, names tended to be repeated (sons named after grandfathers, etc) and names may be spelled differently when they are translated from Hebrew into English.

Terah had 3 sons (Gen 11:27-32): Abram (Abraham), Nahor and Haran

Abram (Abraham) married Sarai (Sarah), the daughter of Terah by a different mother (Genesis 20:12)

Nahor married Milcah and had 7 sons including Bethuel (Genesis 22:20-24)

Bethuel fathers Rebekah, the wife of Isaac, and Laban

Laban fathers: Leah & Rachel, the wives of Jacob (Genesis 29).

Haran had 3 children: Milcah, Iscah and Lot.

Lot has 2 daughters (Genesis 19).

Abraham’s Wives & Children

Abraham married Sarai/Sarah (Genesis 12). They had 1 son, Isaac (Genesis 21)

Isaac married Rebekah (Genesis 24) and had 2 sons, Esau and Jacob (Israel) (Genesis 25:19-28)

Abraham took Hagar as his concubine. She had 1 son, Ishmael (Genesis 16). Ishmael had 12 sons (Genesis 25:12-15).

After Sara’s death, Abraham married Keturah. They had 6 children and 7 grandchildren (Genesis 25:1-6).

Jacob’s children (12 tribes of Israel)

Jacob had two wives (Leah & Rachel) and two concubines (Bilhah and Ziplah). Between them they had 12 sons who would become the 12 tribes of Israel. Jacob’s sons are numbered in birth order (Genesis 29-30).

Wife Leah had 7 sons: 1 Reuben; 2 Simeon; 3 Levi; 4 Judah; 9 Issacher; 10 Zebulun; Daughter Dinah

Concubine Bilhah had 2 sons: 5 Dan; 6 Naphtali

Concubine Ziplah had 2 sons: 7 Gad; 8 Asher

Wife Rachel had 2 sons: 11 Joseph; 12 Benjamin. Note: Joseph’s 2 sons, Manasseh and Ephraim inherit Joseph’s portion in the land (Genesis 48:5).

Tribal Allotments of Israel – Holman Bible Atlas

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Abraham

Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology: Abraham

American Tract Society: Abraham

Bridgeway Bible Dictionary: Abraham

Easton’s Bible Dictionary: Abraham

Fausset Bible Dictionary: Abraham

Holman Bible Dictionary: Abraham

Hastings’ Dictionary of the Bible: Abraham

Morrish Bible Dictionary: Abraham

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia: Abraham

McClintock and Strong’s Bible Encyclopedia: Abraham

The Nuttall Encyclopedia: Abraham

The Jewish Encyclopedia: Abraham

Abraham means “Father of a great multitude” – Hitchcock’s Bible Names

Abram means “high father” – Hitchcock’s Bible Names

Maps from Bible History.com

Ur of the Chaldees at the Time of Abraham

The Egyptian Kingdom at the Time of Abraham

The Hittites and the Land of Canaan

Canaan During the Time of Abraham

Maps from Studylight.org

Ancient Near East in the time of the patriarchs

The Land of Canaan Abraham to Moses

The Migration of Abraham

Travels of Jacob

Journeys of Joseph

The Tribal Allotments of Israel

ESV Charts & Maps

Abram Travels to Canaan

Jacob Returns to Canaan

Egypt at the Time of Joseph

Genesis Bible Study Resources

Overview of the Pentateuch


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