These are the sons of Israel; Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar,
Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
The sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah: which three were born unto
him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. And Er, the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight
of the LORD; and he slew him.
(2:3) "Er ... was evil in the sight
of the LORD; and he slew him."
God killed Er for being evil in the sight of the Lord. (Genesis 38:7) God's 5th Killing
(2:3) "And Tamar his daughter in law bore him Pharez."
See Genesis 38 for all the sordid details.
(2:8-55) "And the sons of Ethan; Azariah. The sons also of Hezron, that were born unto him; Jerahmeel, and Ram, and Chelubai.
... These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab."
2:9The sons also of Hezron, that were born unto him; Jerahmeel, and Ram, and
And Ram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon, prince of the
children of Judah;
And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz,
And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of
Gilead, whom he married when he was threescore years old; and she bare him
And Segub begat Jair, who had three and twenty cities in the land of
And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from them, with
Kenath, and the towns thereof, even threescore cities. All these belonged to
the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.
And after that Hezron was dead in Calebephratah, then Abiah Hezron's wife
bare him Ashur the father of Tekoa.
And the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were, Ram the firstborn,
and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, and Ahijah.
Jerahmeel had also another wife, whose name was Atarah; she was the mother
And the sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were, Maaz, and Jamin, and
And the sons of Onam were, Shammai, and Jada. And the sons of Shammai;
Nadab and Abishur.
And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail, and she bare him Ahban,
And the sons of Nadab; Seled, and Appaim: but Seled died without children.
And the sons of Appaim; Ishi. And the sons of Ishi; Sheshan. And the
children of Sheshan; Ahlai.
And the sons of Jada the brother of Shammai; Jether, and Jonathan: and
Jether died without children.
And the sons of Jonathan; Peleth, and Zaza. These were the sons of
2:34Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had a servant, an
Egyptian, whose name was Jarha.
(2:34-35) "And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife; and she bare
Since Sheshan had no sons (and was getting impatient about it), he gave one of his daughters to a slave so they could produce a son for him.
2:35And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife; and she bare
And Attai begat Nathan, and Nathan begat Zabad,
And Zabad begat Ephlal, and Ephlal begat Obed,