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SHEM, HAM AND JAPHETH: THE UNIVERSAL AND THE PARTICULAR IN THE GENEALOGY OF NATIONS"

@inproceedings{Knoppers2013SHEMHA,
  title={SHEM, HAM AND JAPHETH: THE UNIVERSAL AND THE PARTICULAR IN THE GENEALOGY OF NATIONS"},
  author={Gary N. Knoppers},
  year={2013}
}
Considering that the narrative portions of the Chronicler's work focus on Judah and Jerusalem, the genealogical introduction (1 Chron. 1-9) begins in a very curious way. The genealogies of 1 Chronicles 1 switch back and forth from the particular to the universal, from linear genealogies to segmented genealogies. The first verse of the book begins with the primal human 'Adam' and continues in list form to the tenth generation 'Noah' (1 Chron. 1.1-4a). The tabulation often names is a miracle of… 
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