Arpachshad, born two years after the Great Flood, was the son of Shem.

According to Genesis, Arpachshad became the father of Shelah at the age of 35, and lived to be 438. He was the brother of Elam, Asshur, Lud, and Aram. According to 1 Chronicles, Arpachshad was also the brother of Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshech.

According to the Book of Jubilees (accepted by the Oriental Orthodoxy), Arpachsad was also the father of Ura and Kesed, who founded Ur of the Chaladees (the city where Abraham was born).


  • Genesis 10:22,24
  • Genesis 11:10,12-13
  • 1 Chronicles 1:17-18
  • Book of Jubilees
  • Luke 3:36
Hebrew Bible/Old Testament's Genealogy from Adam to David
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Creation to Flood Adam Seth Enosh Kenan Mahalalel Jared Enoch Methuselah Lamech Noah Shem
Origin of the Patriarchs Arpachshad Shelah Eber Peleg Reu Serug Nahor Terah Abraham Isaac Jacob
Nationhood to Kingship Judah Pharez Hezron Ram Amminadab Nahshon Salmon Boaz Obed Jesse David

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