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Affghana. Keis, one of the descendants of Affghana, the son of Ameer, went in the time of Mohammed to Medinah. Khaleed, the son of Waleed, of the great followers of Mohammed, asked him about the condition and state of his countrymen the Affghauns; and Mohammed himself enquired about the:* names.* Keis the son of Ameer turned Mohammedan, for which he received by Mohammed the surname of Keis Alrasheed, i. e. the Brave; and Affghauns in general, received the name of Pathan, i. e. Root, after their conversion to Islamism.j"

The same manuscript, Majmooa Alansab, gives then a second genealogy, from a certain Keis, described as the son of his, up to Adam.

1 Keis son of his.

2 Ais son of Solool.

3 Solool son of Ataba.

4 Ataba son of Naim.

5 Naim son of Marra4

6 Marra son of Haland.

7 Haland son of Secandar.

8 Secandar son of Samaan.

9 Samaan son of Ghaneen.

10 Ghaneen son of Mahlool.

11 Mahlool son of Shallum.

12 Shallum son of Shelah.

13 Shelah son of Kahrut.

14 Kahrut son of Atham.

15 Atham son of Phalul.

16 Phalul son of Karam.

17 Karam son of Amaal.

18 Amaal son of Hoseifa.

19 Hoseifa son of Minhaal.

20 Minhaal son of Keis.

21 Keis son of Aleem.

22 Aleem son of Ishmuel, (either Ishmael or Samuel).

23 Ishmuel son of Haroon (Ahron).

24 Haroon son of Kamrood.

25 Kamrood son of Abiah.

26 Abiah son of Saheb.

27 Saheb son of Talal.

28 Talal son of Loe.

29 Loe son of Ameel.

30 Ameel son of Tareej.

31 Tareej son of Arzand.

32 Arzand son of Mandool.

33 Mandool son of Salam.

34 Salam son of Jffghana.

35 Jffghana son of Irmiah (Jeremiah).

36 Irmiah s. of Talut (Saul).

37 Talut son of Keis (Kish).

38 Keis son of Ataba.

39 Ataba son of his.

40 his son of Reuel.

41 Reuel son of Jehudah.

42 Jehudah son of Jacob.

43 Jacob s. of Ishak (Isaac).

14 Ishak son of Abraham.

15 Abraham son of Tarukh (Terah).

16 Tarukh son of Nahor.

17 Nahor son of Sarukh.

18 Sarukh son of Hnd.J

19 Hud son of Ghaber.

50 Ghaber son of Salekh.

51 Salekh son of Fakhshad.

52 Fakhshad son of Sem.

* It appears from this account, that the Affghauns had formed at that time an independent Jewish tribe, around the mountain of Ghore; but all the historians of the Mohammedarte leave one in many respects in the dark, respecting important points in ancient history.

+ Treveleyan, my friend at Simian, believes Pathan to be merely an Indian name for the Affghauns; and Elphinstone believes it to be » derived from Pushtan, the name, they call themselves; and their language is called Pushtoo.

t Compare Ruth i. 20.

't Hud of the Mohammedans, is the Heber of the Scriptures. 53 Sem son of Noah. j57 Idris son of Mahlalel.

54 Noah son of Lamekh. 58 Mahlalel son of Anwash

55 Lamekh son of Manusalakh: (Enosh). (Methusalah). J59 Anwash son of Shith (Seth).

M Manusalakh son of* Idris 60 Shith son oiAdam. (Enoch, Gen. v. 21).* I


There are certainly a good many scriptural names in this genealogy, which, as they are differently pronounced, are not immediately recognised; and others, though different in name, represent the same identical person, as in Scripture: for instance, Hud is acknowledged to be the Heber of Scripture; Idris the Enoch of Scripture. But let us examine those names, in order that people interested in the history of the Jews, may know how far they may justly give credit to the claims of the Affghauns to be of Jewish descent.

In number 1 and 38, we meet with the name of Keis, corresponding with the scriptural name of Kish, (tbsp) 1 Samuel ix. 1,3, x. 11, 21, 2 Samuel xxi. 14, who was the father of Saul, and corresponds with No. 37, and Kish the son of Gibeon, 1 Chronicles viii. 30; Kish the son of Mahli, 1 Chronicles xxiii. 21, who was of the tribe of Levi, so that he cannot be the Keis son of his, who was of the tribe of Judah; and Kish the son of Abdi, in 2 Chronicles xxix. 12, is likewise a Levite. Keis, the son of his in No. 1, may perhaps be the Kish, son of Shimei, a Benjamite, mentioned in Esther ii. 5; for, (as the sequel of my investigation will prove) there is a dissention among the Affghauns, whether they were of the tribe of Benjamin, or of the tribe of Judah.

In No. 5, Naim may be the same as Nahum, Din: the Prophet, i. 1; or Naaman )Dy: in Genesis xlvi. 21, i. e. synonymous in name, though not the same person.

In No. 9, Samaan, the same as Simeon, d occurs only of the son of Jacob in the Bible.

In No. 10, Mahlool, a name still existing among the Jews in Toorkestaun, and is the same as Mahlon, jiSnD Ruth i. 2.

No. 11, Shallum, disk> frequently occurs in the Bible, and in 1 Chron. ii. 40, Shallum is mentioned of the tribe of Judah, and Shallum, in Ezra x. 42, is described as one who took strange wives.

Shelah, rhv or now in No. 12, occurs in Genesis xxxviii. 5, and 1 Chron. i. 18.

Ishmuel, in No. 23, is Ishmael, Gen. xi, 12, Sxyot!" pronounced with the Syriac dialect; it is likewise frequently Samuel, Sword*.

Haroon, in the same number, is known to be synonymous with Aaron, p-inx.

Abiah, m3x in No. 26, occurs in 1 Samuel viii. 2, 1 Chron. ii. 24, iii. 10, vii. 8.

Mandool, in No. 33, is a modern name of the Jews in Poland, instead of Menahem, oruc.

* Idris of the Mohammedans, is the Enoch of Genesis v. 21.

Irmiah, in No. 36, is the same name as Jeremiah, nw.

Talut, in No. 37, a name given to Saul in the Koran.

Reuel, Sunn in No. 41, was the name of the father-in-law of Moses; but there is no son of Judah in Scripture thus called.

The names and genealogy from No. 42 to 47, agree with the names of the Patriarchs given in Genesis, and again from No. 53 to the end.

Keis the son of Ameer, who was, as above mentioned, surnamed by Mohammed, Alrasheed, had 5 children, whose names were, Sherbane, Pathane, (from whom I believe the Affghaun name Pathan ought to be derived,) Karakhshate, Mathane, and Koorane; from these five children, 397 divisions of Affghauns are descended. Sherbane, the first son of Keis, is the father of 105 tribes Pathane of 25 tribes. Karakhshate of 95 tribes. Mathane of 52 tribes. Koorane of 120 tribes.

Sherbane had 2 sons: Sharakhboon and Kharashboon. Sharakhboon had 5 children: Sheerane, Tareen, Miyana, Barej, Ormoroo.

Sheerane had 4 sons: Dadam, Dawood, Jalwane, and Barbeal.

Dadam had 4 sons: Omar, Sydane, Babor, Myane.

Jalwane had 7 sons; 6 of his own, and one adopted. The adopted son was called Banke Kheyl, now a celebrated tribe of Affghauns.

Omar had 7 children, whose tribe is called Shebrane, who are again divided into Kasb, Yakoob, Thakhtan, Muntakhar, Abulfard, Maheem, Hameem.

Baboor had 2 sons: Anjar and Sanjar.

Sanjar had 5 sons: Masood Kheyl, Khorea Kheyl,* Ibraheem Kheyl, Yakoob Kheyl, Ismael Kheyl.

Tareed had 3 sons: Toor, Sefeen, Awdall.

Toor had 4 sons: Malmoone, Kandare, Seke, Baboo.

Malmoone had 2 sons: Haroon and Ali.

Kandare had 5 sons: Mandoo-Szeye. Mangal-Szeye. Nah.. bakhtane. Manasse. Tarlase.

Haroon had 9 children; 7 of his own, and 2 adopted sons: NoorSzeye. Malkea-Szeye. Ismael-Szeye. Bado-Szeye. HydarSzeye. Yakoob-Szeye. Aboo Bekr. The adopted were: Karbela. Sayd-Szeye.

Aboo-Bekr had 4 sons: Ahmad. Haykal. Khan. Harya.

Tor had 2 sons: Kok and Baade.

Sefeen had 4 sons: Wadeer. Soleyman Lagh. Jaam. Oonjee.

Awdal had 3 Gains borough, Popal-Szeye. Aliko-Szeye.

Barej had 2 sons: Dawood Lagh and Husseyn.

Dawood Lagh had 6 sons: Sheikh Sabed. Malhe-Szeye. Badal-Szeye. Jopan. Shakar-Szeye. Sabooke-Szeye.

Hussein had 5 sons: Bargande. Soobah Szeye. Ishak-Szeye. Mando-Szeye. Dawood-Szeye, (of whom there are many at Cabool).

* Kheyl signifies Power, and father of a tribe.

Kharashboon had 3 sons: Gand. Jamand. Kaan-Szeye.

Gand had 2 sons: Ghora and Sheyke.

Ghora had 5 sons: Dawlatyaar. Khaleel. Manoo-Szeye. Szeerana. Jawkan.

Dawlatyaar had 2 sons: Moomand, (a very wild and independent tribe of Affghauns, between Cabool and Peshawr.) Daood Szeye.

Moomand had 11 sons: Yakoob. Khalaa. Hassan. Malhe. Omar. Mandoo. Mahyaar. Koke. Moosa. Kheyl. Khaleel.

Khaleel, son of Ghor, had 9 sons: Ishak Szeye. Baruk Szeye. Taral Szeye. Mattae Szeye. Noor Szeye. Aboo Szeye. Aka Szeye. Salar Szeye. Daood Szeye of Dawlatyaar.

Daood Szeye of Dawlatyaar had 3 sons: Mahmoon. Youssuf. Mandakee.

Sheikha, son of Gand, had 4 sons: Tarkalane. Gighyane. Omar. Youssuf.

Omar, son of Sheikha, had one son called Mandar; and a daughter of Youssuf, the brother of Omar, married Mandar; and on this account the tribe of Mandar is called Youssuf Szeye.*

Of Youssuf Szeye, two branches came: Youssuf Szeye and Mandar.

Of Youssuf 4 sons came: Elias. Ako. Malhi. Ysa, i. e. Jesus or Joshuah.

Mandar had 4 sons: Manoo Szeye. Khetr Szeye. Rajar Szeye. Masoo Szeye.

Manoo, son of Mandar, had 3 sons: Kamaal Szeye. Ama Szeye. Othman Szeye.

Otham had 4 sons: Sadoo. Aka. Kakna Szeye. Ali.

Sadoo had 6 sons: Beh Zaad. Khafar. Omar. Meer Amed. Aba Kheil. Mohammed.

Children of Jamand, son of Kharashboon. Jamand had 5 sons: Kheishke. Nakbe Szeye. Katane Nookhe. Mohammed Szeye.

Kheishke, son of Jamand, had 6 sons: Shoreane Salmahak. Gaslane. Khareer Szeye. Omar Szeye. Batak Szeye.

Shoreane, son of Kheishke, had 3 sons: Owatoo Szeye. Hussuyn Szeye. Khalaf Szeye.

Toora had 5 sons: Jonoon. Shehabedeen Szeye. Aref Szeye. Ibraheem Szeye. Ashoo Szeye.

Husseyn, son of Shooreane, had 3 sons: Malhi Szeye. Behdeen Szeye. Shanoo Szeye.

Khalaf, son of Shooreane, had 6 sons: Badhawalad. Ysa-Walad. Moosa-Walad. Ali-Walad. Osman-Walad. Mele-Walad.

Beebe (Lady) Mattoo had 3 sons: Ghel Szeye. Ibraheem. Servane.

There is however a doubt whether Servane was the son of Lady or Beebe Mattoo.f

* Szeye is a Bushtoo word, and means son; not every one of the Affjjrhaun Tribes have the addition of the word Szeye. t It may perhaps be considered tiresome to my readers, and a Ghel Szeye had 3 sons: Ibrahim. Toolar. Poolar.

Loode had 3 sons: Nease. Seane. Tootane.

Servane had 3 sons: Soone. Serpal. Bulli.

Kharakhshate had 3 sons: Daane. Babe. Mandoo.

Daane had 4 sons: Kakar (still a respectable tribe among the Affghauns). Nahgar. Davee. Paniye.

Kakar had 23 sons; 17 of his own and 6 adopted ones: Taghrak. Jetram. Szibran. Sanghoose. Khaste. Tamar. Yoonas Kheyl. Arboo Kheyl. Jelal Kheyl. Mikrane. Anaj. Waseen. Sargare. Ghanee. Targharee. Moosa Szeye. Maale. Adopted ones were: Joorme. Beedar. Gargaranoo. Formole. Leenar. Taran.

Toorgharak, son of Kakar, had 4 sons: Sanja. Yoonos Kheyl. Salar Kheyl. Soondal.

Sanjar, had 12 sons: Ali Kheyl. Arboo Kheyl. Seerat. Keyvee. Hyrtan Szeye. Othman Kheyl. Awdal, and other five whose names are not mentioned.

Jatram son of Kakar had 2 sons: Aboo-Bekr and Hassane.

Aboo-Bekr, had 2 sons: Elias and Sanatea.

Elias had 4 sons: Adam. Satam. Omar. Hassane.

Sanatea had 3 sons: Youssuf. Kheibe. Ysa.

Ali, son of Saram, had 4 sons: Sadoo-Szeye, from whom the present Ex-Kings of Affghanistaun and Kamran, King of Heraut descend. Meer-Szeye. Ghore. Hydar-Szeye.

Sibrao, son of Kakar, had 4 sons: Shade Szeye. Ango Szeye. Fatimah Szeye. Ato Szeye.

Sankho Szeye, son of Kakar, had 8 sons: Shade Kheyl. Bajoo Kheyl. Ayoob Kheyl. Tajo Szeye. Mando Szeye. Mema Kheyl. Mema Szeye. Sekandar.

Khaste, son of Kakar, had 7 sons.

Damar had 6 sons.

Waseen, son of Kakar, had 7 sons.

Sergane had 8 sons.

Ghane had 9 sons.

Targharee had 10 sons.

Moosa Szeye had 11 sons.

Mane had 12 sons.

want of taste on my part, thus to introduce the whole genealogy of the Affghauns; but considering, that this is the best manner of shewing the origin of a nation, and that a great analogy is observable between the chronicles of the Eastern nations, and those of the Bible, I thought it worth while to insert it; besides, it is to be observed, that as in the Bible the pedigree is sometimes taken from the -woman, so it is the case here with Bebee or Lady Matloo; as is 2 Sam. iii. 39, viii. 16, and in |saiah vii. 14, which answers the objection of the Jews against the genealogy of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is, that being from the mother, it did not prove that he was of the house of David. Attoi was considered a Jew; though his father was an Egyptian; 1 Chronicles ii. 34, 35. The Affghaun Kings who governed in Hindoostaun, were descendants of Bebee Mattoo.

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