Holman Bible Dictionary
(ahr pach' sshad) or ARPHAXAD (New Tesstuhment sspelling) Third son of Shem, son of Noah, and ancestor of the Hebrew people (Genesis 10:22
). He was born two years after the flood and was the grandfather of Eber. In the New Testament the name Arphaxad appears in Luke's genealogy of Jesus (Luke 3:36
). Luke seems to identify Arphaxad as the great-grandfather, rather than the grandfather, of Eber. This suggests the possibility that the genealogy in Genesis 10:1
was not intended to be exhaustively complete.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Arpachshad'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/a/arpachshad.html. 1991.