Smith's Bible Dictionary


Pe'leg. (division, part). Son of Eber, and brother of Joktan. Gen 10:25; Gen 11:16. The only incident connected with his history is the statement that "in his days was the earth divided." An event embodied in the meaning of his name -- "division." The reference is to a division, of the family of Eber himself, the younger branch of which, (the Joktanids), migrated into southern Arabia, while the elder remained in Mesopotamia.


Taken from: Smith's Bible Dictionary by Dr. William Smith (1884)