There are some questions for which no reliable answer can be given! People often ask questions to BELIEVE such as the name of the wife of various men mentioned in the Bible, or the location of birth, or the date of either birth or death, of various people in the Bible. People ask things like what was the occupation of Saint Joachim (considered to be the father of Mary)? Where was/is the Garden of Eden?
It is important to remember some things!
As a result of this, virtually no written records appear to have been made by Historians regarding many of the events described in the Bible. In other words, there is no external source that exists that could either confirm the accuracy of many Biblical stories, or, in this case, which could add personal details to the Scriptural record.
This results in a situation where the Bible represents the exclusive source of information on many stories and subjects. So, if you want to know the names of the great-grandsons of Noah, there is really only one place to look, in the Bible! If the information you seek is not there, then it is not available anywhere. (For greatest accuracy, it is best to use the original Hebrew or Greek wording, to avoid any variations that a translator might have unintentionally added.)
There ARE a few references in the Bible that DO match up with Historians' accounts, such as some things about Pharaoh, about King Herod, about the Crucifixion. In each case where such references exist, they agree, which adds extra confidence in the accuracy of the Bible.
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