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Genesis 36:9

    Genesis 36:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And these are the generations of Esau, the father of the Edomites in the hill-country of Seir:

    Webster's Revision

    And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir:

    World English Bible

    This is the history of the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir:

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 36:9

    After the removal to Mount Seir the race of Esau is traced further. It is remarkable that the phrase, "And these are the generations of Esau," is now repeated. This is sufficient to show us that it does not necessarily indicate diversity of authorship, or is a very distinct piece of composition. Here it merely distinguishes the history of Esau's descent in Mount Seir from that in Kenaan. "Father of Edom." Edom here denotes the nation sprung from him. Eliphaz has five sons by his wife, and by a concubine a sixth, named Amalek, most probably the father of the Amalekites Genesis 14:7. "Timna" was probably a very young sister of Lotan Genesis 36:22, perhaps not older than her niece Oholibamah Genesis 36:25. Eliphaz was at least forty-one years younger than Esau. Yet it is curious that the father takes the niece to wife, and the son the aunt. "Teman" is the father of the Temanites, among whom we find Eliphaz the Temanite mentioned in Job JObadiah 2:11. The name Kenaz may indicate some affinity of Edom with the Kenizzites Genesis 25:19, though these were an older tribe. The other tribes are not of any note in history. Zepho is Zephi in Chronicles, by the change of a feeble letter. Such variations are not unusual in Hebrew speech, and so make their appearance in writing. Thus, in Genesis itself we have met with Mehujael and Mehijael, Peniel and Penuel Genesis 4:18; Genesis 32:30-31. The sons of Esau by Oholibamah are younger than the other two, and hence, these sons are not enumerated along with those of the latter.