Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg, because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan. Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, Obal, Abimael, Sheba, Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.
The name Peleg means division and we see that there was division in the family of Shem. As we will see, Peleg is in the list of ancestors of Jesus Christ. Meanwhile, Joktan joined with Nimrod and, as we shall see, they wanted to elevate man to the position of God. We also see that Joktan had many sons and are reminded that the majority of people went along with Nimrod and his plan.