Descendancy Tables
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The tables are as follows - see below for notes about them
Table 1 Adam to the children of Noah.
Table 2 Noah's descendants through Shem.
Table 3 Noah's descendants through Ham
Table 4 Noah's descendants through Japheth
Table 5 The family of Terah.
Table 6 Abraham to those who entered Egypt.
Table 7 Abraham's descendants other than through Isaac.
Table 8 The Horites.
Table 9 The tribe of Reuben.
Table 10 The tribe of Simeon.
Table 11 The tribe of Levi.
Table 12 The tribe of Judah to the time of David.
Table 13 The tribe of Judah - the line of David to the Captivity.
Table 14 The tribe of Judah - the line of David after the Captivity.
Table 15 The tribe of Issachar.
Table 16 The tribe of Zebulun.
Table 17 The tribe of Manasseh.
Table 18 The tribe of Ephraim.
Table 19 The tribe of Benjamin.
Table 20 The tribe of Dan.
Table 21 The tribe of Napthali.
Table 22 The tribe of Gad.
Table 23 The tribe of Asher.
Table 24 Spouses without known parents.
Table 25 Spouses with known parents.
Table 26 People from unknown Israelite lines.
Table 27 People from unknown non-Israelite lines.
Table 28 David's men from unknown lines.
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Notes explaining construction of the tables

These tables have been created using the descendancy chart option of my genealogical software. Each name occupies one line. If the spouse of this person is known then that name appears on the next line with the code "sp-" before it. The next line carries the name of the oldest child, indented one step. This pattern continues until the end of that descendancy chain is reach. It then returns to the next child of the highest person on the list and so on. This means that children can be separated (see table 1 where Cain, Abel and Seth are the known children of Adam).

The number infront of the names is the generation number. I have counted these numbers from Adam in generation one. This is not always consistent for two reasons; firstly the Bible sometimes skips generations without stating that this has been done; and I have had to insert the name "desc of . ." where I have a person who is a known descendant of another person (especially in the tribes of Israel where the tribe is know, but not the descendancy chain) and generations are wrong for all persons after each of these.

In tables 1, 2, and 5 the figures after the names (in round brackets) are birth and death date in years after creation, and the number [in square brackets] is age at death. In all tables where a number appears after a name it is because that name occurs more than once in the tables. This identification will be useful if/when notes are added about each person.

Some symbols have been used. Though they are explained earlier I have grouped them together here for ease of reference.

* after a name indicates that this name is of a house, clan, tribe or nation rather than that of a person.
^v this is now used in only one case to indicate a couple who are called father and son in one place, but brothers in another.
* before a name is to high-light a special situation.

In addition to the name "desc. of . ." mentioned above, there are some other unusual names listed under the heading of "NONE/OTHER" in the index to Bible Names. The name "uncertain wives" is used to list the children of David, whose mother is unsure. These may be children of one of the other names wives or of an un-named wife. Where a person's ancestry is unknown, but they are listed as their children are known, they have been listed under a parent named as "unconncected spouses" or some other name starting with the word "unconnected". This enables all people in given categories to be listed on the same table.