Old Testament Lineage Chart

Ever get confused as to who is related to who in the major stories of the book of Genesis? Maybe this will help.

Old Testament Lineage


  • Genesis chapter 5 – lineage
  • Genesis chapters 9-11 – lineage
  • Genesis 12:10-20 and Abraham 2:21-25 – Abraham is told by the Lord to tell the Egyptians that Sarai is his sister. When Abraham’s brother Haran died, according to custom, Abraham’s father Terah (as the patriarch of the family) would have been considered the adoptive father of Haran’s children. Sarai would have been considered both Abraham’s step-sister and his niece.


There are plenty other names that could be added, but this chart concentrates on the covenant line that pertains to Israel.

Definitions to help you understand the chart key:


Old Testament Lineage Chart — 6 Comments

  1. It looks like you’ve been busy. I think I will ditch our Sunday school and come to yours. Thanks again for your friendship.

    • Thanks! I’m glad you like them. If you want to be kept informed of new posts (I’m working on one now for the Abrahamic Covenant which I’ll have up in a week or two), click on the “RSS – Posts” link on the right panel, or you can go a little further down and subscribe by email.

    • There is no such line that needs to be shown today. Christ already came in the meridian of time, was born of Mary, was crucified after his ministry at age 33, and was resurrected 3 days later. He will not be born again. When he returns, he will come in glory, with the hosts of heaven with him, to rule and reign on the earth for a thousand years.

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