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Peleg (a descendant of Shem) was the son of Eber, the brother of Joktan, and became the father of Reu at the age of 30. He lived to be 239, when Abraham was 18.

In Peleg's time, the Earth was divided (Genesis 10:25; 1 Chronicles 1:19), which may refer to the Tower of Babel (Genesis 10:32-11:9). Greek Orthodox tradition states that Peleg was the ancestor of the Pelasgians, who were native to Greece before the protogreeks (descendants of Javan son of Japeth) invaded around the 20th century BC.


  • Genesis 10:25, 11:16-19
  • 1 Chronicles 1:19, 25
  • Luke 3:35
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