Sailhamer, John H. The Pentateuch As Narrative Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992.
Chapter 1, “Genesis” pp. 81-240.
Part 1F, “Genealogy of Shem (11:10-26)” pp. 136-137.
Sailhamer compares the list of ten descendants of Shem in Genesis 11:10-26 with the descendants of Adam in Genesis 5. This list pursues the godly line of Shem rather than the line of Cain. The theme of God’s preservation of a godly line to inherit his promise is clear.