LIGHT AND TRUTH.
Mesa was the progenitor of the Mesaneans, whose
country is now called Chaax Spaani.
Sala was the son of Arphaxad, and Heber was the son
of Sala. From Heber the Jews received the name of
Hebrews; he was among their progenitors, according to
Josephus. Heber begat Jactan, and Phaleg, who was
thus called, because he was born at the dispersion of the
nations. Phaleg's sons were Elmodad, Saleph, Aser-
moth, Jerah, Adorain, Aizel, Decla, Eba, Abimael, Sa-
beus, Ophir, Euilat and Jobab. — These settled on the
Cophen, an Indian river, and in a part of Asia near it.
The son of Shem was Arphaxad.
The son of Arphaxad was Salah.
The son of Salah was Eber.
The son of Eber was Peleg.
The son of Peleg was Reu.
The son of Reu was Serug.
The son of Serug was Nahor.
The son of Nahor was Terah.
The son of Terah wasAbram, afterwards called Abra¬
The sons of Abraham were Ishmael and Isaac.
Ishmael grew up, and married a wife, by birth an
Egyptian, from whence his own mother herself was orig¬
inally derived. By this wife were born to Ishmael twelve
sons—Nabaiath, Keder, Abdeel, Mabsam, Idumas, ?vlas-
maos, Mason, Chodaa, Theman, Jetur, Naphesus and
Kadmud. These inhabited all the country from the Eu¬
phrates to the Red Sea, and called it Nabatene. They
are an Arabian nation, and name their tribes from these,
both because of their own virtue, and because of the
dignity of Abraham, their father. — (Josephus.)
The sons of Abraham, by Kcturah, were Zimran, Jok-
shan, Medam, Midian, Ishbak and Shua.
The sons of Jokshan were Saba and Dedan.
The sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim and Le-
The sons of Midian were Epliali, Epher, Hanoch,
Abidah and Eldaah. All tliese were the offspring of
Keturah, the Canaanihsh imi!i;in, — (Gen. xxv )
The 3'ins of Esau were Eliphaz, Reuel or Jethro, Je-
ush, Jaalam and Koiah.