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Bible Commentaries

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary

Genesis 36

Verses 1-8

Jacob’s Sons; Esau’s Sons; Isaac’s Death

Genesis 35:16-29 ; Genesis 36:1-8

From Bethel to Bethlehem is not far. The one, the House of God; the other, the House of Bread. We need them both, if we are to bear up under the repeated shocks of life, such as the death of the old nurse Deborah, the death of our beloved Rachels, the sins of our children, and the breakup of the old home, as when our father is borne to his grave. Well was it for Jacob that he had got right with God before these repeated waves broke upon him. Isaac had not lived a great life, but his full years gave him a claim on the veneration of his sons, who forgot their jealousies and feuds as they stood together at his bier. But how greatly men misjudge death. It is not the end, but the beginning. We find hereafter Isaac associated with Abraham and Jacob, as welcoming the saints homeward. Death greatens good men!

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Meyer, Frederick Brotherton. "Commentary on Genesis 36". "F. B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/fbm/genesis-36.html. 1914.