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Genesis 36

Overview

Genesis 36:1, Esau’s three wives; Genesis 36:6, His removal to mount Seir; Genesis 36:9, His sons; Genesis 36:15, The dukes which descended of his sons; Genesis 36:20, The sons and dukes of Seir the Horite; Genesis 36:24, Anah finds mules; Genesis 36:31, The kings of Edom; Genesis 36:40, The dukes that descended of Esau.

Verse 1

am 2208, bc 1796, Genesis 22:17, Genesis 25:24-34, Genesis 27:35-41, Genesis 32:3-7, Numbers 20:14-21, Deuteronomy 23:7, 1 Chronicles 1:35, Isaiah 63:1, Ezekiel 25:12

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:4 - the generations Genesis 13:16 - General Genesis 17:4 - a father Genesis 25:30 - Edom Genesis 36:8 - Esau Genesis 36:19 - who is Edom Ezekiel 32:29 - Edom

Verse 2

Esau: Genesis 9:25, Genesis 26:34, Genesis 26:35, Genesis 27:46

Adah: or, Bashemath, Genesis 26:34

Aholibamah: Genesis 36:25, Genesis 26:34, Judith

the daughter: We ought, most probably, to read here and in Genesis 36:14, as in Genesis 36:20, "the son of Zibeon;" which is the reading of the Samaritan, Septuagint - and Syriac, in Genesis 36:2, and which Houbigant and Kennicott contend to be genuine.

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:18 - Lamech

Verse 3

Genesis 25:13, Genesis 28:9, Mahalath

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:10 - General

Verse 4

Adah: 1 Chronicles 1:35

Eliphaz: Job 2:11

Reuel: not Exodus 2:18, Numbers 10:29

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:10 - General Genesis 36:15 - duke Teman Genesis 36:16 - Duke Korah Genesis 36:17 - Reuel 1 Chronicles 1:37 - Reuel

Verse 5

in the land: Genesis 36:6, Genesis 35:29

Reciprocal: Genesis 26:34 - And Esau Genesis 36:14 - General Genesis 36:16 - Duke Korah Genesis 36:18 - General Genesis 36:25 - Anah 1 Chronicles 1:35 - sons of Esau 1 Chronicles 6:37 - Korah

Verse 6

am cir, 2264, bc cir, 1740

persons: Heb. souls, Ezekiel 27:13, Revelation 18:13

went: Genesis 13:6, Genesis 13:11, Genesis 17:8, Genesis 25:23, Genesis 28:4, Genesis 32:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:10 - Cast out Genesis 21:14 - took Genesis 25:33 - and he sold Genesis 27:39 - Behold Genesis 36:5 - in the land

Verse 7

their riches: Genesis 13:6, Genesis 13:11

the land: Genesis 17:8, Genesis 28:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:10 - Cast out Genesis 21:14 - took Genesis 25:33 - and he sold Genesis 30:43 - General Genesis 36:43 - their Genesis 37:1 - wherein his father was a stranger Jeremiah 35:6 - Ye shall

Verse 8

mount Seir: Genesis 36:20, Genesis 14:6, Genesis 32:3, Deuteronomy 2:5, Joshua 24:4, 1 Chronicles 4:42, 2 Chronicles 20:10, 2 Chronicles 20:23, Ezekiel 35:2-7, Malachi 1:3

Esau: Genesis 36:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:43 - their Deuteronomy 2:22 - Esau Joshua 12:7 - Seir Jeremiah 49:7 - Edom

Verse 9

the Edomites: Heb. Edom, Genesis 19:37

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:4 - the generations Genesis 25:30 - Edom 1 Chronicles 1:35 - sons of Esau 1 Chronicles 4:42 - mount Seir 2 Chronicles 20:23 - mount Seir Ecclesiastes 1:4 - One generation Ezekiel 35:2 - mount

Verse 10

am cir, 2230, bc cir, 1774, Genesis 36:3, Genesis 36:4, 1 Chronicles 1:35-54

Verse 11

am cir, 2270, bc cir, 1734

Zepho: Genesis 36:15, Genesis 36:16, 1 Chronicles 1:35, 1 Chronicles 1:36, Zephi

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:34 - Temani 1 Chronicles 1:53 - Kenaz Job 2:11 - Temanite Jeremiah 49:7 - Teman Ezekiel 25:13 - Teman Amos 1:12 - Teman Obadiah 1:9 - O Habakkuk 3:3 - from

Verse 12

Timna: Genesis 36:22, 1 Chronicles 1:36

Amalek: Genesis 36:16, Genesis 14:7, Exodus 17:8-16, Numbers 24:18-20, Deuteronomy 23:7, Deuteronomy 25:17-19, 1 Samuel 15:2, 1 Samuel 15:3-9

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:15 - duke Teman

Verse 13

Genesis 36:17, 1 Chronicles 1:37

Reciprocal: Genesis 26:34 - And Esau Genesis 28:9 - unto Ishmael

Verse 14

am cir, 2292, bc cir, 1712, Genesis 36:2, Genesis 36:5, Genesis 36:18, 1 Chronicles 1:35

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:16 - Duke Korah Genesis 36:25 - Anah

Verse 15

First aristocracy of dukes, from am cir, 2429, to am cir, 2471; from bc cir. 1575, to bc cir. 1533.

dukes: The word duke is from the Latin dux, a captain or leader, from duco, to lead, guide; which is the exact import of the Hebrew (אלוף [Strong's H441]), alluph, from אלף, to lead, guide; and is here applied to heads of families, chieftains, or princes, who were military leaders. Genesis 36:18, 1 Chronicles 1:35

Eliphaz: Job 21:8, Psalms 37:35

duke Teman: Genesis 36:4, Genesis 36:11, Genesis 36:12, 1 Chronicles 1:36, 1 Chronicles 1:45, 1 Chronicles 1:51-54, Job 2:11, Job 4:1, Jeremiah 49:7, Jeremiah 49:20, Ezekiel 25:13, Amos 1:12, Obadiah 1:9, Habakkuk 3:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:34 - Temani Genesis 36:40 - dukes Genesis 36:43 - the dukes

Verse 16

Duke Korah: As it is certain from Genesis 36:4, that Eliphaz was Esau's son by Adah, and from Genesis 36:11, and Genesis 36:12, that Eliphaz had but six sons, "Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, Kenaz, and Amalek;" as is is also certain, from Genesis 36:5, and Genesis 36:14, that Korah was the son of Esau - not Eliphaz by Aholibamah; and as the words duke Korah are omitted by both the Samaritan text and version, Dr. Kennicott pronounces them to be an interpolation.

duke: Exodus 15:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 14:7 - Amalekites Genesis 36:40 - dukes Exodus 17:8 - General

Verse 17

Reuel: Genesis 36:4, Genesis 36:13, 1 Chronicles 1:37

Verse 18

Genesis 36:5, Genesis 36:14, 1 Chronicles 1:35

Reciprocal: Genesis 28:9 - unto Ishmael Genesis 36:15 - dukes Genesis 36:25 - Anah Genesis 36:43 - the dukes

Verse 19

who is Edom: Genesis 36:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:43 - the dukes

Verse 20

am cir, 2198, bc cir, 1806, Genesis 36:2, Genesis 36:22-30, Genesis 14:6, Deuteronomy 2:12, Deuteronomy 2:22, 1 Chronicles 1:38-42

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:8 - mount Seir Genesis 36:29 - Horites Joshua 12:7 - Seir

Verse 21

am cir, 2204, bc cir, 1800, Genesis 36:21

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:25 - Dishon Genesis 36:27 - Ezer 1 Chronicles 1:38 - Ezar

Verse 22

am cir, 2248, bc 1756

Hemam: 1 Chronicles 1:39, Homan

Timna: Genesis 36:12

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:20 - General

Verse 23

Alvan: 1 Chronicles 1:40, Alian

Shepho: or, Shephi, 1 Chronicles 1:40

Verse 24

found: Leviticus 19:19, Deuteronomy 2:10, 2 Samuel 13:29, 2 Samuel 18:9, 1 Kings 1:38, 1 Kings 1:44, 1 Kings 4:28, Zechariah 14:15

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 10:25 - and mules 1 Chronicles 1:40 - Aiah

Verse 25

Dishon: Genesis 36:21

Anah: Genesis 36:2, Genesis 36:5, Genesis 36:14, Genesis 36:18, 1 Chronicles 1:41

Verse 26

Hemdan: 1 Chronicles 1:41, Amram

Verse 27

Ezer: Genesis 36:21, 1 Chronicles 1:38

Akan: 1 Chronicles 1:42, Jakan

Reciprocal: Numbers 33:31 - Benejaakan

Verse 28

Uz: Job 1:1, Jeremiah 25:20, Lamentations 4:21

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:29 - Horites 1 Chronicles 1:42 - Jakan

Verse 29

Horites: Genesis 36:20, Genesis 36:28, 1 Chronicles 1:41, 1 Chronicles 1:42

duke Lotan: Genesis 36:20, 1 Chronicles 1:38

Verse 30

From am cir, 2093, to am cir, 2429; from bc cir, 1911, to bc cir, 1575

dukess in the: 2 Kings 11:19, Isaiah 23:15, Daniel 7:17, Daniel 7:23

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:43 - the dukes Joshua 12:7 - Seir 1 Chronicles 1:38 - the sons of Seir

Verse 31

the kings: Genesis 17:6, Genesis 17:16, Genesis 25:23, Numbers 20:14, Numbers 24:17, Numbers 24:18, Deuteronomy 17:14-20, Deuteronomy 33:5, Deuteronomy 33:29, 1 Chronicles 1:43-50

before there: Moses may here allude to the promise which God made to Jacob - Genesis 35:11, that kings should proceed from him; and here states that these kings reigned before that prophecy began to be fulfilled.

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:40 - General Genesis 36:43 - the dukes Deuteronomy 2:12 - succeeded them Judges 17:6 - no king Judges 18:1 - no king 1 Kings 22:47 - no king

Verse 33

am cir, 2135, bc cir, 1869

Bozrah: Bozrah, Bezer, or Bostra, was situated in Arabia Deserta, and the eastern part of Edom; and, according to Eusebius, was 24 miles from Edrei. It afterwards belonged to Moab, and was given by Moses to Reuben, but again reverted to Edom. It is now called Boszra; and is described by Burckhardt as the largest town in the Haouran, including its ruins, though only inhabited by about twelve or fifteen families. It is situated in the open plain, two hours distant from Aare, and is at present the last inhabited place in the south-east extremity of the Haouran. It is of an oval shape, it greatest length being from east to west; and its circumference three quarters of an hour. Isaiah 34:6, Isaiah 63:1, Jeremiah 49:13, Jeremiah 49:22, Amos 1:12, Micah 2:12

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:43 - Bezer

Verse 34

am cir, 2177, bc cir, 1827

Temani: Eusebius places Teman, or Theman, which probably gave name to "the land of Temani," in Arabia Petrea, five miles from Petra, and says there was a Roman garrison there. Genesis 36:11, Genesis 36:15, Job 2:11, Jeremiah 49:7

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 1:45 - Husham

Verse 35

am cir, 2219, bc cir, 1785, Genesis 36:35

Reciprocal: Genesis 25:2 - Midian 1 Chronicles 1:46 - Hadad

Verse 36

am cir, 2261, bc cir, 1743, Genesis 36:36

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 1:47 - Samlah

Verse 37

am cir, 2303, bc cir, 1701

Rehoboth: Genesis 10:11, 1 Chronicles 1:48

Verse 38

am cir, 2315, bc cir, 1659, Genesis 36:38

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 1:49 - Baalhanan

Verse 39

am cir, 2387, bc cir, 1617

Hadar: 1 Chronicles 1:50, Hadad Pai, After his death was an aristocracy. Exodus 15:15

Verse 40

Second aristocracy of dukes, from am cir, 2471, bc cir, 1533; to am cir. 2513, bc cir. 1491. And these. Genesis 36:31, 1 Chronicles 1:51-54

dukes: Genesis 36:15, Genesis 36:16, Exodus 15:15, 1 Chronicles 1:51-54

Alvah: or, Aliah, 1 Chronicles 1:51

Verse 41

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 1:52 - Duke Aholibamah 1 Chronicles 1:54 - These are

Verse 42

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 1:53 - Mibzar

Verse 43

the dukes: Genesis 36:15, Genesis 36:18, Genesis 36:19, Genesis 36:30, Genesis 36:31, Exodus 15:15, Numbers 20:14

their: Genesis 36:7, Genesis 36:8, Genesis 25:12, Deuteronomy 2:5

father: Genesis 25:30, Genesis 36:43, Genesis 45:8, 1 Chronicles 4:14

the Edomites: Heb. Edom

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Genesis 36". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/genesis-36.html.