The Simeon leaders take over the places of Ham (1 Chr 4:39-4:40)

“These leaders of Simeon journeyed to the entrance of Gedor, to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks, where they found rich, good pasture. The land was very broad, quiet, and peaceful. The former inhabitants there belonged to Ham.”

These leaders of the Simeon clan also took over the area around Gedor that belonged to Ham. Gedor was a town in the mountains of Judah, about 7 miles north of Hebron that had been founded by Penuel or Jered from the tribe of Judah as indicated earlier in this book. Ham was one of the sons of Noah in Genesis, chapter 10, whose family extended into Canaan.

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