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2017 February 17
Portrait of a Bearded Gentleman (1508-1510)
Bartolomeo Veneto (c. 1470-1531)
High Renaissance Style, Venetian School
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art
[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no days will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]
Explanation: Genesis 36 contains two genealogies of Esau. The first is titled "the generations of Esau, who is Edom" (1-8). It gives the name of Esau's 3 wives and the 5 sons he had while he lived in the land of Canaan (1-5). It states that Esau separated from Jacob because he and his brother had insufficient grazing land for them to live close to one another (6-9).
The second of Esau's genealogical accounts is titled "the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir" (9-43). It traces Esau's line through several generations, thus expanding the history of the previous genealogy, as is the common habit of Moses when he moves from one major section to the next. The second genealogy begins with a mention of Esau's 5 sons (as in the first genealogy) and gives the name of his 10 grandsons (9-14). Then comes a list of the "dukes" (chiefs, tribal leaders, political leaders, or military leaders) descended from Esau (15-19). This is followed by an account of the leaders of the Horites that were in the region prior to the coming of Esau; the Edomites married within these groups and dispossessed some (20-30). Kings later came from Esau's line (31-39). And the account ends with a list of the chiefs who descended from Esau (40-43).
Controversy surrounds the names of the mothers of Esau's sons. Esau's wives have different names and somewhat different lineages in an earlier reference to them in Genesis 26:34-35 and 28:8-9. A workable explanation is that at least 2 of the women changed their names in accord with ancient custom when major life changes occurred -- which, in this case, would be the rise to political power of Esau and his family. Also, the difference in lineages can be explained as a desire on the part of the genealogist to mention others in the same line who were also prominent but omitted from the previous genealogy. This practice can be found in several places in Scripture. An additional consideration is that both sets of names in Genesis 26 and 36 have the national origin: in Genesis 26 and 36 one of the wives was an Ishmaelite; the other two were Canaanite -- in Genesis 26 and 36 the general term "Canaanite" is used; in Genesis 26 a specific Canaanite tribe (Hittite) is mentioned; in Genesis 36 two Canaanite tribes are mentioned (Hittite and Hivite -- "probably a branch of the Hittites," according to Easton's Bible Dictionary). If the women in Genesis 26 were different from those in Genesis 36, the coincidence of the points of origin would be quite extraordinary!
[ Sermons: M. M. Kalisch. Various. ]
[ Illustration: Esau is the subject of today's chapter. The painting above represents Esau symbolically in several ways: First, when Esau was born he came out of the womb "red all over like a hairy garment" (Genesis 25:25) -- red-haired like the gentlemen above; Second, he was noted for his fighting skill; Third, he became a ruler in Edom, as did his descendants. ]
[ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Genesis 36:  Genesis 26:34; Genesis 28:1; Genesis 28:8; Hebrews 12:16.
 Genesis 28:9.
 1 Chronicles 1:35.
 Deuteronomy 23:7.
 Genesis 13:6.
 Genesis 25:30; Genesis 32:3; Numbers 20:14; Judges 11:17; 2 Samuel 8:14.
 Exodus 17:8; Numbers 24:20; Deuteronomy 25:17; 1 Samuel 15:2.
 1 Chronicles 1:38; Genesis 14:6; Deuteronomy 2:12.
 1 Chronicles 1:43.
 Isaiah 34:6; Isaiah 63:1; Jeremiah 49:13; Amos 1:12.
-- From the KJV Reference Bible ]
[ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]
[ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]
[ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
[ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]
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HEBREW AND GREEK INTERLINEAR BIBLES
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10. Generations of Esau Who is Edom (Ge 36:1 - Ge 36:8 ) - 2006 - 1909 B.C. Canaan
("Now these are the generations of Esau who is Edom" - Ge 36:1) - (An expansion of section 9)
1 Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.
2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
3 And Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth.
4 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel;
5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.
6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance, which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob.
7 For their riches were more than that they might dwell together; and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of their cattle.
8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.
11. Generations of Esau the Father of the Edomites in Mount Seir (Ge 36:9 - Ge 37:1 ) - 1909 - 1406 B.C. Canaan
("And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in Mount Seir" - (Ge 36:9) - (An expansion of section 10)
9 And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir:
10 These are the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau.
11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.
12 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Adah Esau's wife.
13 And these are the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.
14 And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
15 These were dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the firstborn son of Esau; duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,
16 duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke Amalek: these are the dukes that came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these were the sons of Adah.
17 And these are the sons of Reuel Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: these are the dukes that came of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.
18 And these are the sons of Aholibamah Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these were the dukes that came of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife.
19 These are the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and these are their dukes.
20 These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,
21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these are the dukes of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.
22 And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister was Timna.
23 And the children of Shobal were these; Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.
24 And these are the children of Zibeon; both Ajah, and Anah: this was that Anah that found the mules in the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.
25 And the children of Anah were these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah.
26 And these are the children of Dishon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.
27 The children of Ezer are these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan.
28 The children of Dishan are these; Uz, and Aran.
29 These are the dukes that came of the Horites; duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,
30 duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these are the dukes that came of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir.
31 And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.
32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: and the name of his city was Dinhabah.
33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.
34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani reigned in his stead.
35 And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith.
36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.
37 And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead.
38 And Saul died, and Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.
39 And Baalhanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
40 And these are the names of the dukes that came of Esau, according to their families, after their places, by their names; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth,
41 duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
42 duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
43 duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these be the dukes of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession: he is Esau the father of the Edomites.
Genesis 37:1 - (Conclusion and Transition)
1 And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
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