A son of Shem, born the year after the Flood. He died at the age of 438 years. He dwelt in Mesopotamia, and became, according to the Jewish historian Josephus, the progenitor of the Chaldeans. His son is Salah.



  • Gen. 11:10-13, 24; 1 Chr. 1:17, 18; Luke 3:36.

This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.