I'm looking for a family tree that collects all of the genealogical records of Am Yisrael in the Tanach and also shows who was in the same generation as whom (for example, if I remember correctly, there are about 17 generations between Korach and Shmuel but between Nachshon and David there are only 4, yet David and Shmuel were contemporaries). Is there such a thing available somewhere?
You can achieve much of what you want with a very interactive and fun 3D Tanach Family Tree with a timeline that can be accessed via the main menu of my very own Base Hasefer or even with a direct link to the full-screen display.
To get a general sense of things, one can use their mouse to zoom in/out, pan and rotate the scene.
Hover over a person node to get extra information, click a node (or search/choose from a dropdown list) to select a person and then highlight the person's ancestors and/or descendants.
You can also fire a search from the selected person to find a list of times they are mentioned in Tanach.
A good option presented on the screen is the ability to filter people displayed based on selected sections of Tanach, eg.
- only show people mentioned in Parshas Bemidbar
- only show people mentioned in the first 3 perakim of Divrei Hayamim
One can even select a second person and generate a relation path between the two if it exists and then launch an animation that visually travels from one person to another person via their relation path.
The Tanach does implicitly define the entire path between Adam and Zerubavel (early period of the בית שני) so that is very worthwhile to check out a demo that travels this path.
The data upon which it rests is pretty good but far from perfect and I hope to improve things in the future. Best used as a tool for getting a sense of the progression of who is related to whom throughout Tanach history and double-check the original pesukim if there is a doubt as to accuracy. Also it only contains names and relations specifically mentioned in Tanach. Maybe in the future it would also have an option to display relations that are על פי חז"ל and/or the מפרשים.