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Genesis 36, vs. 9-15 with Betty

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 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…

K.J.V. Bible Text

My Thoughts:

Beginning in verse 9, Genesis 36 is given over to an account of the succeeding generations of Esau.  As it consists of a long list of  unfamiliar names, it is difficult for me to form any thoughts at all about the people involved, but never-the-less, I am going to take the Chapter slowly and try to get to know these people at least a little.

Esau’s son Eliphaz was the son of his wife Adah.

His son Reuel, was the son of his wife Basemath.

His wife Oholibamah, bore him three sons, Jerus, Jalam and Korah.

Eliphaz, Adah’s son became the father of Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam and Kenaz and one other son, Amalek who was born to him by his concubine named Timna. 

 Reuel, the son of Basemath was the father of Nahath, Zera, Shamma and Mizzah.

At this point, the chapter has already mentioned 15 descendants of Esau’s three wives and one concubine.

Betty Killebrew

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