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Tablet Six Text
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11:10   These are the generations of Shem.
When Shem was 100 years old, he fathered Arpachshad two years after the flood.
11:11   And Shem lived after he fathered Arpachshad 500 years and had other sons and daughters.  
11:12   When Arpachshad had lived 135 years, he fathered Cainan.  
11:13   And Arphaxad lived after he had begotten Cainan, 400 years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.
And Cainan lived a 130 years and begot Shelah; and Cainan lived after he had begotten Shelah, 330 years, and begot sons and daughters, and died.
Cainan is later omitted in error.
11:14   When Shelah had lived 30 years, he fathered Eber.  
11:15   And Shelah lived after he fathered Eber 403 years and had other sons and daughters.  
11:16   When Eber had lived 34 years, he fathered Peleg.  
11:17   And Eber lived after he fathered Peleg 430 years and had other sons and daughters.  
11:18   When Peleg had lived 30 years, he fathered Reu.  
11:19   And Peleg lived after he fathered Reu 209 years and had other sons and daughters.  
11:20   When Reu had lived 32 years, he fathered Serug.  
11:21   And Reu lived after he fathered Serug 207 years and had other sons and daughters.  
11:22   When Serug had lived 30 years, he fathered Nahor.  
11:23   And Serug lived after he fathered Nahor 200 years and had other sons and daughters.  
11:24   When Nahor had lived 29 years, he fathered Terah.  
11:25   And Nahor lived after he fathered Terah 119 years and had other sons and daughters.  
11:26   When Terah had lived 70 years, he fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran.  
    APPARENT END OF THIS CLAY TABLET BEFORE ITS TRANSCRIPTION TO PAPYRUS ROLL COMBINED THEM  

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