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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Genesis 36

Verse 1

generations. Given here, as no more is to be said about him.

Verse 2

Adah. Her second name was Bashemath, Genesis 26:34 .

Aholibamah. Her second name was Jud 26:34 ; and her father, Anah, got a second name also from his discovery of the hot springs (see note on "rnules", Genesis 36:24 ). in Genesis 26:34 , called Hittite, because Hittite included Hivite.

daughter. Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, and Syriac read "son".

Verse 3

Bashemath also had a second name, Mahalath, Genesis 28:9 .

Verse 6

and. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton, App-6 , pointing with emphasis to each item.

persons = souls, Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

Canaan. Esau's sons, born in the land wen t out of it. Jacob's sons, all born out of it and went into it.

Jacob. "Unto Seir" should be added, according to Ginsburg Hebrew Text.

Verse 8

Esau is Edom. Should be "Esau, he is Edom".

Verse 11

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

Verse 12

Amalek. One of Israel's bitterest foes, with whom Jehovah has perpetual war, Exodus 17:8 , Exodus 17:14 . Compare Numbers 24:20 . Deuteronomy 25:17-19 . The land of A. so-called by Figure of speech Prolepsis ( App-6 .), in Genesis 14:7 .

sons. The "sons" of Adah are her son and grandsons.

Verse 15

dukes. Hebrew chiefs, or, chieftains.

Verse 20

who inhabited, &c. The Horites were a branch of the Nephilim. See App-23 and App-25 .

Verse 22

children = sons.

Timna. Compare Genesis 36:12 .

Verse 24

both. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, and Syriac, omit "both".

found. Heb, matza, to happen on, discover (not invent); to find (not find out).

m ul

es. Hab. hayyemim, hot springs (with Vulgate and Syriac), hence Anah got the name of Beeri from Beer, a well, Compare Genesis 26:34 ; and to distinguish him from the Anah of Genesis 36:20 .

Verse 31

before there reigned. The reference is to Genesis 17:6 and Genesis 35:11 .Deuteronomy 17:14-20 .

Verse 37

the river, i.e. the Euphrates.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Genesis 36". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.