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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Genesis 36:1-8

Observe here, 1. Concerning Esau himself, Gen. 36:1. He is called Edom (and again, Gen. 36:8), that name by which was perpetuated the remembrance of the foolish bargain he made, when he sold his birthright for that red, that red pottage. The very mention of that name is enough to intimate the reason why his family is turned off with such a short account. Note, If men do a wrong thing they must thank themselves, when it is, long afterwards, remembered against them to their reproach. 2.... read more

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 36:8

Thus dwelt Esau in Mount Seir ,.... Before he is said to be in the land of Seir, Genesis 32:3 ; now to dwell in a mount of that name; from which driving the Horites, he seized upon and dwelt in it; it had not its name from his own rough, shaggy hair, as Josephus says F18 Antiqu. l. 1. c. 20. sect. 3. , much less from the satyrs, and hairy demons that frequented it, as R. Abraham Seba F19 Tzeror Hammor, fol. 47. 1. , but rather from Seir the Horite who inhabited the land, ... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Genesis 36:9

And these are the generations of Esau ,.... Or the posterity of Esau, his children and grandchildren, as before and hereafter related: the father of the Edomites in Mount Seir ; from whom they of that mountain and in the adjacent country had the name of Edomites or Idumeans. read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 36:9

Verse 9 9.And these are the generations of Esau, the father of the Edomites (130) Though Esau had two names, yet in this place the second name refers to his posterity, who are called Idumeans. For, to make it appear what God had bestowed upon him for the sake of his father Isaac, Moses expressly calls him the father of a celebrated and famous people. And certainly, it served this purpose not a little, to trace the effect and fulfillment of the prophecy in the progeny of Esau. For if the promise... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 36:8

Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir ( Genesis 32:3 ; Deuteronomy 2:5 ; Joshua 24:4 ): Esau is Edom ( vide Genesis 25:30 ). The obvious continuation of this verse m to be found in Genesis 37:1 , so that Genesis 37:9 -40 are parenthetical in their character; but whether originally written by Moses, or inserted by a late redactor, as some maintain, may legitimately be regarded as an open question. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Genesis 36:9

And these are the generations of Esau —"the repetition of this clause shows that it does not necessarily indicate diversity of authorship, or a very distinct piece of composition" (Murphy)— the father of the Edomites ( i.e. the founder of the Edomitish nation) in mount Seir . 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

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Genesis 36:8

Genesis 36:8. Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir Whatever opposition may be made, God’s word will take place, and his counsels shall stand concerning the times before appointed, and the bounds of our habitation. 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

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