Skeptics Annotated Bible A Response

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#52 Were Naaman and Ard the sons or the grandsons of Benjamin?

Response by dave Marr

They were the sons of Benjamin
“And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.” Genesis 46:21

They were the grandsons of Benjamin
“The sons of Benjamin ... Bela ... And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman.” Numbers 26:38-40

As I have stated in another response, “son” when mentioned in the Bible can either mean an immediate son, or a son in further, future generations (Just as the Jews are “sons of Abraham” and Jesus is the “Son of David”). The reason why grandsons were listed along with immediate sons in Genesis 46 is unknown.

Response by Wendell Leahy

This question is only a repeat and related to #5:
Who was Abijabs mother
"a son or a grandson may look back to a common father, similarly a son or a grandson may evidently look back to a common mother. Indeed, in 1Kings 15:8,11 Asa is said to have been the son of both Abijab his father and the son of David, the latter being more precisely his great, great, grandfather"