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{{TOC right}}This is a '''[[Merge_Collaboration|Merge Project]]''' page.
{{TOC right}}This is a '''[[Merge_Collaboration|Merge Project]]''' page. This project was started in January, 2008, pretty much as soon as merging trees first became possible. The following [http://www.geni.com/projects/Biblical-Tree/38 Project Page] mostly replaces the need for this page.
Many lines of European Royalty (and some of the Pharaohs) trace their ancient lineage all the way back to the biblical era, mostly through various descendants of [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002145556219 Noah] or [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000190145122 Judah]. Many Jewish families trace their lineages to the Royal House of David, and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exilarch Exilarchs] that followed them.
As these most ancient lines are SO far back (Bible ends about '''90 generations''' ago), it is highly recommended to NOT connect directly with them, but rather to find a most RECENT ancestor that connects to them and connect to that. This will reduce the number of duplicates and subsequent merges.
Please read the following '''FAQ''' before sending us questions.
= FAQ =
* While I ([http://www.geni.com/profile/index/5098603059080070794 Shmuel Aharon Kam]) may manage a large percent of these profiles, that is because they were '''GIVEN''' to me. I did NOT add the profile for G-d, and find it objectionable, but...
* '''NOT''' all of these profiles actually appear in the Bible. Many are taken from non-canonical sources, from a whole assortment of traditions, so...
* Please respect the work other people have put in, and '''Do NOT remove''' these "additions".
* As to the "photos" of these people, we all know these are merely paintings, done by various artists throughout the ages. As such please don't take them too seriously.
* As to whether [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000961697233 Adam] had a belly-button or not (he obviously had no NEED for one). Personally I couldn't care less! Christian theologists debated this for ages (I have no idea what conclusions they may have reached). Jewish theology explains that the human form (i.e. shape and other physical aspects) directly reflect the inner metaphysical structure of Creation (See ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Kadmon 'Adam Kadmon']'' and the ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_life_%28Kabbalah%29 'Tree Of Life']'' which also has a representation as a human). As such, the belly-button ALSO has meaning. So Adam would have had one too, regardless of his not needing it's function.
= Central Profiles =
The following profiles are a few useful Bible notables. There is also the [[Bible Tree Cheat Sheet]], which lists the entire "main line" line (54 generations) of the Biblical tree from [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000961697233 Adam] until [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000961704850 Zerubbabel].
* '''[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000961697233 Adam]''' and [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/298349057780005454 Eve.]
* '''[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002145556219 Noah]''' (10 generations later).
* '''[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4008970325070048050 Abraham]''' and [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000453290578 Sarah] (10 generations later).
* '''[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002452409934 Isaac]''' and [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000006375868299 Rebecca].
* '''[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002452583405 Jacob,]''' [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001045978597 Rachel] and [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000453308274 Leah] ([http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001045951222 Bilhah] and [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001045855792 Zilpah]).
* '''[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002095965033 Judah.]'''
* '''[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4793654215250024782 King David.]'''
* '''[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4613184957350069379 Josiah,]''' one of the final Kings in the House of David.
* '''[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000961704850 Zerubbabel,]''' first of the Exilarchs.
= Extent of Project and Cross-Over Profiles =
The end of the [Jewish] Biblical Era, is typically considered to be in the times of [http://www.geni.com/people/6000000000961704850 Zerubbabel], who led the '''return''' to Israel, of the Jews exiled to Babylon, after the First Temple was destroyed. This project covers everything until then.
Additional "edges" of this tree are the Ancient or European Royalty lineages, that connect to it at various points. Such as:
* [[Pharaohs of Egypt Merge]] - These lines start with the Biblical proto-ancestor of the Egyptian nation, [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001509985212 Mizraim] (this being the Hebrew name of Egypt). Mizraim was the son of [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002293771207 Ham], and grandson of [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002145556219 Noah.]
* [[Kings of Troy Merge]] - This line starts with [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000410602002 Dardanus King of Dardania], grandson of [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000190145122 Judah] (via [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000435376366 Zarah / Zerah]).
* [[Kings of Ireland Merge]] -
** The very earliest generation in this line is [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000424692540 Jobath] son of [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000424692529 Javan] (grandson of [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002145556219 Noah]).
** Some versions of this line have [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000795327457 Tea-Tephi / Tamar-Telphi], as a daughter of [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000961704741 King Zedekiah]. and wife of [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000424673592 Eochaidh the Heremon].
* [[Anglo Saxon Kings Merge]]
= Project Members =
= Project Members =
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* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/350733179530012777 Malka Mysels]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/350733179530012777 Malka Mysels]
[http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001915020024 Kris Stewart] was also extremely helpful in getting this project started. Thanks Kris! [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001808673965 Scott Hibbard] was the first to give me Family Group permissions, giving me a toe-hold to start from.
= Lists =
= Family Group Permissions =
Listed in no particular order, although the first couple of names presently manage the majority of the profiles. This list is probably NOT complete. On the other hand, it is not certain that all of the following retain management of any profiles.
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001808673965 Scott Hibbard]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000048991839 Joyce Tharp]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4079809382380049038 Sherry Kennedy]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001915020024 Kris Stewart]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000961649111 Nadav Barkai]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/2649781 Pablo Benítez Barreto]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4380397840520055510 Ricardo Alejandro Seminario Leòn]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001713757350 Craig]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/1658979 Karla Walsh]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4155517 Gwyneth Potter McNeil]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/3817654 Jonathan Izaac]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000233479537 Torbjørn Nilsen]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/353785079960012209 Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000274371420 Rose Appignani Spahr]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001263779531 Robert (Yisrael) Koppel]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003409549846 Joseph Bilodeau]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/315716809800006435 Jerry Daniel Peardon]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/604451 Rodrigo G. Castel]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/5009566160070066630 Jonathan D. Spero]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/285725352490006131 Bjørn P. Brox]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/350733179530012777 Malka Mysels]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002486523507 Danny Hatfield]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/3105706 Malki Zirkind]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000172589761 Gail Kern (Harbert)]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/5412621406200030408 Sampsa Kemppainen]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/353943261020013137 Jon Thogmartin]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001202723110 Ric Kostick.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003300152347 Kristin Valenti.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000415680318 Corrine Renae Doxey.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002174151696 Brandon Roger Bascom.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001210330059 Jacqueli Charlene Finley.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001893945128 Kirsten Rose Leman.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002446767390 Geoffrey David Trowbridge.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4793654215250024782 King David.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003481510305 Erin Spiceland.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001074477409 Jean Pavloff.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002023675700 Nathan De Graw.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002262175865 Thomas Nordli Andersen.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/4872961878120032688 Ron Duane Franklin.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003966618071 Dawn Sheree Houck.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/3381141 Scott Faust.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000001703565228 Rune Aas.]
* [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/345661046170014774  William LaPorte.]
= Naming Conventions =
See generic '''[[Naming Conventions]]''' page.
# In the Biblical lines alternate names (spellings or actual names) are separated by / marks, the "English" spellings first and then the Hebrew (Hebrew only present when actual Hebrew sources exist).
# The surname field is ALWAYS set to a single period ( . ), unless the person has a very specific title (mostly kings). This helps keep all of the records the same (especially after merges, which might otherwise mess up the name), and enables the name to be found, in the '''Go To''' tab at the bottom of the tree (which doesn't work for blank surnames).
# The maiden-name field is also ALWAYS set to a period. Leaving it blank would cause the various funky stuff that people put in the maiden-name field to be automatically accepted when doing merges (which we want to avoid).
= Notes =
At least 50 copies of this tree, have already merged together. As such, the existing tree has been gone over everything as far as the last of the Kings of David, with a fine comb, and the tree has mostly been verified against various printed sources.
== Related sources ==
* '''[http://www.geni.com/discussions/6000000002465682039 a Discusssion thread]''' (visible to Shmuel Aharon's Family Group and Friends).
* Geni Forum thread: '''[http://forum.geni.com/topic.php?id=34681 "Biblical" Merges AKA People 'R' Weird]'''
== TO DO ==
# Clean-up the tree of [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000792424575 Esau].
# Validate descendants of [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002666782496 Korah].
# Validate descendants of [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003481823508 Caleb].
# Create a single verified line of the Exilarchs (using ''Encyclopedia Judeaica'' source material), and merge the multiple copies attached to the present main line, into this one. See profiles/trees of first Exilarch [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000961704850 Zerubbabel,] and his descendant [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000002741513642 Akkub.]
= List of duplicate copies =
Sadly the list of duplicate copies is growing MUCH longer. It became too long to have here, so it was moved to a separate page: '''[[Biblical Tree List]].'''
'''Main line ==> [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000961697233 Adam.]'''
== Merges in progress ==
Due to the introduction of the Top-100 "feature", there is a whole mess of additional trees '''partially''' merged into the main one, that are slowly being cleared up.
The following is a list of ONLY those merges '''initiated''' by project members:
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/ Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003051012223 XXX.] ~XXX profiles.
== Merges Pending (have permission) ==
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000779311105 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000766216285 Yossi Pfeifer.] 385 profiles. Tree should be split because it skips '''large''' number of generations somewhere after King David, until modern times.
* '''Main line ==> [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000003538706117 Adam.]'''
# [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000770164014 Adam] managed by [http://www.geni.com/profile/index/6000000000766216285 Yossi Pfeifer.]
* '''[[Biblical Tree List]].'''
* '''[[Bible Tree Cheat Sheet]].'''
== Useful search queries to find yet '''MORE copies''' ==
= Useful search queries to find yet '''MORE copies''' =
Good choices would be main-line names that do NOT have many spelling variants, and are NOT in common use, outside of the Bible.
Good choices would be main-line names that do NOT have many spelling variants, and are NOT in common use, outside of the Bible.

Latest revision as of 17:23, 12 March 2016

This is a Merge Project page. This project was started in January, 2008, pretty much as soon as merging trees first became possible. The following Project Page mostly replaces the need for this page.

Project Members


Useful search queries to find yet MORE copies

Good choices would be main-line names that do NOT have many spelling variants, and are NOT in common use, outside of the Bible.

  1. Arphaxad.
  2. Dodanim.
  3. Reu.
  4. Amalek.
  5. Amminadab.
  6. Zerubbabel.
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