I’ve just completed adding Exodus to my geneology chart of every named character in the bible. Compared to Genesis, this was easy: only about 46 named characters (some of them aren’t really named, like Pharaoh, but I include them anyway), far far fewer than there are in Genesis. That makes sense: I found 27 generations of names in Genesis, but only 5 in Exodus. I expect to find even fewer in Leviticus.
The image, and more notes, after the break.
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I found a few errors in my previous chart, all names that were missed in Genesis 25. I must have been sleeping when I read those. That is NOT to say that it’s perfect now, only that it’s better. In specific, I have added Abraham’s third wife/concubine and all of their children and the remainder of Ishmael’s children. I suspect that I need to add some dotted line Midians at some point, but I haven’t searched back and found all of the individuals identified as Midians yet.
There’s also a weird thing here: Sheba and Dedan are two siblings, children of Jokshan, one of Abraham’s sons. But they are also listed as children of Ramaah, seven generations earlier. (Noah -> Ham -> Cush -> Ramaah). There are a lot of repeated names in Genesis, so this is not a big deal, but it’s odd to have a repeated pair of siblings. (And Kings and Chronicles both talk about the Queen of Sheba, in the David story. Now I have no idea which of the two she was descended from. Oh well.)
Chart after the break…
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