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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Genesis 36:9-19

Observe here, 1. That only the names of Esau's sons and grandsons are recorded, only their names, not their history; for it is the church that Moses preserves the records of, not the record of those that are without. Those elders that lived by faith alone obtained a good report. It is Sion that produces the men of renown, not Seir, Ps. 87:5. Nor does the genealogy go any further than the third and fourth generation; the very names of all after are buried in oblivion. It is only the pedigree of... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Genesis 36:11

And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman ,.... This was his firstborn, and from him the city of Teman in Edom or Idumea had its name, see Jeremiah 49:7 ; and Eliphaz is called the Temanite from hence, Job 2:11 ; four more sons are mentioned: Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz ; but I do not find that any towns or cities, or any part of the land of Edom, were denominated from any of them; only it may be observed that Zepho is called Zephi in 1 Chronicles 1:36 ; the account seems fabulous... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 36:10-12

These are the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau ( vide Genesis 36:4 ). And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman ,—the name was afterwards given to a district of Idumea ( Jeremiah 49:20 ), and borne by one of Job's friends ( Job 2:11 )— Omar ,—"Eloquent" (Gesenius), "Mountain-dweller" (Furst)— Zepho ,—"Watch-tower" (Gesenius); called Zephi in 1 Chronicles 1:36 — and Gatam ,—"their touch" (Gesenius), "dried... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Genesis 36:1-43

- Section XII - Jacob- The History of Esau2. <אהלבמה 'ohŏlı̂ybâmâh, Oholibamah, “tent of the high place.” ענה ‛ǎnâh, ‘Anah, “answering.” צבעון tsı̂b‛ôn, Tsib‘on, “dyer, colored.”4. אליפז 'ělı̂yphaz, Eliphaz, “God of strength.” רעוּאל re‛û'êl Re‘uel, “friend of God.”5. יעוּשׁ ye‛ûsh, Je‘ush, “haste.” יעלם ya‛lâm, Ja‘lam, “hiding.” קרח qôrach Qorach, “ice.”11. תימן têymân, Teman, “right-hand man.” אומר 'ômār, Omar, “eloquent.” צפו tsephô, Tsepho, “watch.” געתם ga‛tâm Ga‘tam,... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Genesis 36:1-43

Descendants of Esau (36:1-43)The story is now about to move on from Jacob to his family, but first the record of Esau is brought to a close. The covenant family (Jacob’s) had settled in Canaan, while the non-covenant family (Esau’s) had settled in Edom. There, over many years, Esau’s descendants grew into a large nation (36:1-19; cf. 27:39-40). As the Edomites grew, the original inhabitants of the land, the Horites, were either forced to move elsewhere or absorbed into Edom (20-30; cf. 14:6;... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Genesis 36:11

Teman. Whence came Eliphaz the Temanite. Job 2:11 ; Job 15:1 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Genesis 36:9-14

"And these are the generations of Esau, the father of the Edomites in Mount Seir: these are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Esau by Basemath the wife of Esau. And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz. And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these are the sons of Adah, Esau's wife. And these are the sons of Reuel: Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were the sons of... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 36:1-43

The Generations of Esau’The amount of detail here arises from the fact that Edom was always counted Israel’s brother, and of great importance in the history of Israel. The Horites (“cave-dwellers ") were originally in the mountainous country of Seir (Genesis 36:20); the Hebrews under Esau entered and amalgamated with them. Esau married the Horite Aholibamah, and his son Eliphaz, the Horite Timna. They then became rulers of Seir to Akaba; God gave it them as Canaan to Israel ’(D.). See... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Genesis 36:1-43

X. THE GENERATIONS OF ESAU 1. Esau in Canaan, his wives and sons (Genesis 36:1-5 ) 2. Esau leaving Canaan and in Edom (Genesis 36:6-8 ) XI. THE GENERATIONS OF ESAU IN MOUNT SEIR 1. Sons of Esau (Genesis 36:9-10 ) 2. Sons of Eliphaz (Genesis 36:11-12 ) 3. Sons of Reuel (Genesis 36:13 ) 4. Sons of Aholibamah (Genesis 36:14 ) 5. Dukes of Eliphaz (Genesis 36:15-16 ) 6. Dukes of Reuel (Genesis 36:17 ) 7. Dukes of Jeush (Genesis 36:18 ) 8. Dukes of Horite and kings of Edom... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 36:1-43

THE FAMILY OF ESAU This chapter deals with the generations of Esau. Verse 6 tells us that he took his wives, family, and all his possessions, leaving the land of Canaan, going "from the face of his brother Jacob." The man "after the flesh" cannot dwell together with the one who is chosen by God. Yet Esau (Edom) prospers and develops greatly in a material way, his sons becoming "dukes" (vs.15-43) before Jacob's family attain such honor (except for Joseph in Egypt). We must remember that Joseph... read more

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