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Genesis 36

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Esau and his family
1Esau, also known as Edom, had many descendants. 2He married three Canaanite women: the first was Adah, the daughter of Elon the Hittite; the second was Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah and the granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite;#Gn 26.34. 3the third was Basemath, who was Ishmael's daughter and Nebaioth's sister.#Gn 28.9.
4-5Esau and his three wives had five sons while in Canaan. Adah's son was Eliphaz; Basemath's son was Reuel; Oholibamah's three sons were Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.
6Esau took his children and wives, his relatives and servants, his animals and possessions he had got while in Canaan, and moved far from Jacob. 7He did this because the land was too crowded and could not support him and his brother with their flocks and herds. 8That's why Esau made his home in the hill country of Seir.
9-14Esau lived in the hill country of Seir and was the ancestor of the Edomites. Esau had three wives: Adah, Basemath, and Oholibamah. Here is a list of his descendants: Esau and Adah had a son named Eliphaz, whose sons were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz. Timna was the other wife#36.9-14 other wife: See the note at 22.24. of Esau's son Eliphaz, and she had a son named Amalek.
Esau and Basemath had a son named Reuel, whose sons were Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.
Esau and Oholibamah had three sons: Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.
Chiefs and leaders in Edom
15Esau and Adah's eldest son was Eliphaz, and the clans that descended from him were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz, 16Korah, Gatam, and Amalek. These and Esau's other descendants lived in the land of Edom.
17The clans that descended from Esau and Basemath's son Reuel were Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.
18The clans that descended from Esau and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah were Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. 19All of these clans descended from Esau, who was known as Edom.
20Seir was from the Horite tribe that had lived in Edom before the time of Esau. The clans that had descended from him were Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, 21Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan.
22Lotan's sons were Hori and Heman; his sister was Timna.
23Shobal's sons were Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.
24Zibeon's sons were Aiah and Anah—the same Anah who found an oasis#36.24 an oasis: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text. in the desert while taking the donkeys of his father out to pasture.
25Anah's children were Dishon and Oholibamah.
26Dishon's sons were Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran.
27Ezer's sons were Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan.
28Dishan's sons were Uz and Aran.
29The clans of the Horites were Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, 30Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan, and they lived in the land of Seir.
31-39Before there were kings in Israel, the following kings ruled Edom one after another:
Bela son of Beor from Dinhabah;
Jobab son of Zerah from Bozrah;
Husham from the land of Teman;
Hadad son of Bedad from Avith (Bedad had defeated the Midianites in Moab);
Samlah from Masrekah;
Shaul from the city of Rehoboth on the River Euphrates;
Baalhanan son of Achbor;
Hadar from the city of Pau (his wife Mehetabel was the daughter of Matred and the granddaughter of Mezahab).
40The clans that descended from Esau took their names from their families and the places where they lived. They are Timna, Alvah, Jetheth, 41Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, 42Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, 43Magdiel, and Iram. These clans descended from Esau, who was known as Edom, the father of the Edomites. They took their names from the places where they settled.
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Esau’s Descendants
1Ch 1:35–42
1Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.
2#Ge 36:25Esau took his wives from the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite, 3#Ge 28:9and Basemath, Ishmael’s daughter, sister of Nebaioth.
4#1Ch 1:35Adah bore to Esau Eliphaz, and Basemath bore Reuel, 5and Oholibamah bore Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These are the sons of Esau, who were born to him in the land of Canaan.
6Then Esau took his wives, his sons, his daughters, and all the people of his house, his livestock, all his animals, and all his property that he had acquired in the land of Canaan, and he moved to a land some distance from his brother Jacob. 7#Ge 13:6; 17:8For their possessions were too great for them to dwell together, and the land where they were foreigners could not sustain them because of their livestock. 8#Ge 32:3So Esau settled in the hill country of Seir. Esau is Edom.
9These are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir.
10These are the names of Esau’s sons:
Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, and Reuel the son of Basemath the wife of Esau.
11#Ge 36:15–16The sons of Eliphaz were
Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz.
12#Ex 17:8–16; Dt 25:17–19Timna was a concubine to Eliphaz, Esau’s son, and she bore to Eliphaz Amalek. These were the sons of Adah, Esau’s wife.
13These are the sons of Reuel:
Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. These were the sons of Basemath, Esau’s wife.
14#Ge 36:2These were the sons of Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau’s wife: she bore to Esau
Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.
The Chiefs of Edom
15#Ge 36:11–12; Job 2:11These were chiefs of the sons of Esau.
The sons of Eliphaz the firstborn son of Esau were
Chief Teman, Chief Omar, Chief Zepho, Chief Kenaz, 16Chief Korah, Chief Gatam, and Chief Amalek. These are the chiefs who came from Eliphaz in the land of Edom. These were the sons of Adah.
17#Ge 36:13; 1Ch 1:37These were the sons of Reuel Esau’s son:
Chief Nahath, Chief Zerah, Chief Shammah, and Chief Mizzah. These are the chiefs who came from Reuel in the land of Edom. These were the sons of Basemath, Esau’s wife.
18#Ge 36:14These were the sons of Oholibamah, Esau’s wife:
Chief Jeush, Chief Jalam, and Chief Korah. These were the chiefs who came from Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah, Esau’s wife.
19These were the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and these were their chiefs.
The Sons of Seir
20#Ge 14:6; Dt 2:12These were the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land:
Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, 21Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. These were the chiefs of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.
22The children of Lotan were
Hori and Homam, and Lotan’s sister was Timna.
23#1Ch 1:40The children of Shobal were these:
Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.
24These were the children of Zibeon:
Aiah and Anah. This was the Anah who found the water in the wilderness as he fed the donkeys of Zibeon, his father.
25#Ge 36:2The children of Anah were these:
Dishon and Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah.
26#1Ch 1:41These are the children of Dishon:
Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Keran.
27The children of Ezer were these:
Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan.
28The children of Dishan were these:
Uz and Aran.
29#Ge 36:20These were the chiefs that came from the Horites:
Chief Lotan, Chief Shobal, Chief Zibeon, Chief Anah, 30Chief Dishon, Chief Ezer, and Chief Dishan. These are the chiefs who came from Hori, among their chiefs in the land of Seir.
The Kings of Edom
1Ch 1:43–54
31#Ge 17:6; 17:16These were the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.
32Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom, and the name of his city was ­Dinhabah.
33#Jer 49:13; 49:22Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.
34Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani reigned in his stead.
35Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead, and the name of his city was Avith.
36Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.
37Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead.
38Shaul died, and Baal-Hanan the son of Akbor reigned in his stead.
39Baal-Hanan the son of Akbor died, and Hadad reigned in his stead, and the name of his city was Pau. His wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-Zahab.
40#1Ch 1:51–54These are the names of the chiefs who came from Esau, according to their families, according to their places, by their names:
Chief Timnah, Chief Alvah, Chief Jetheth, 41Chief Oholibamah, Chief Elah, Chief Pinon, 42Chief Kenaz, Chief Teman, Chief Mibzar, 43Chief Magdiel, and Chief Iram. These were the chiefs of Edom, according to their settlements in the land of their possession.
Esau was the father of the Edomites.