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James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Genesis 36:1-8

"Now these are the generations of Esau (the same is Edom). Esau took wives of the daughter of Canaan: Adah, the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite, and Basemath Ismael's daughter, sister of Nebaioth. And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Basemath bare Reuel; and Oholibamah bare Jeush, and Jalam, and Korah: these are the sons of Esau, that were born to him in the land of Canaan. And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his... 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

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Genesis 36:8

Genesis 36:8. Esau is Edom— Some manuscripts omit Esau here, which seems redundant, and read, in mount Seir, that is, Edom. See Kennicott's Dissert. read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Genesis 36:8

8. Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir—This was divinely assigned as his possession (Joshua 24:4; Deuteronomy 2:5). 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

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Genesis 36:8

(8) Mount Seir.—The land of Idumea extends from the southern extremity of the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Elath, and consists of a chain of mountains running parallel to the Akaba, or continuation of the deep depression through which the Jordan flows till it loses itself in the Dead Sea. The hills are of limestone, with masses here and there of basalt; and though large portions are so covered with stones as to be barren, the rest is moderately fertile, not indeed in corn, but in figs, pomegranates,... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Genesis 36:9

(9) The father of the Edomites.—Heb., the father of Edom. He was himself the man Edom, but the word here means the country of which he was the colonizer. 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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