The rest of this chapter lists the line of Shem's descendants down to Abram.
These were the descendants of Shem
This sentence begins the list of Shem's descendants.
This is the flood from Noah's time when people had become so evil that God sent a worldwide flood to cover the earth.
became the father of Arphaxad
"had his son Arphaxad" or "his son Arphaxad was born"
a man's name (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-names)
a hundred ... two ... five hundred
Translators may write the words or the numerals "100," "2," and "500." (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-numbers)