Esau’s move from Canaan to Mount Seir – THE LAND OF POSSESSION (G-36-HBS)

ESAU MOVES FROM CANAAN TO MOUNT SEIR

This chapter deals entirely with the family of Esau which became the nation of Edom.

Although it may not be too interesting for the average reader, it is a marvelous study for one who wants to follow through on these names and the peoples who came from them.

You will find that some of the names mentioned here are names that one hears out on that great Arabian desert today.

Omar, the tentmaker, belongs out there, as do Teman and Zepho and Kenaz and Korah. Well, here is the family of Esau, and they are still located out in that area.

The family of Esau settled in Edom, which is right south and east of the Dead Sea. It is a mountainous area, and the capital of Edom, the rock-hewn city of Petra, stands there today.

Prophecy in the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Obadiah concerning Edom has been remarkably fulfilled.

The nation of Edom came from Esau. Three times in this chapter it is made very clear that Esau is the father of Edom—in fact, the names are synonymous (notice verse 8, for example).

Then what is the difference between Esau and Edom?

Well, when we first met Esau, we saw him as a boy in the family of Isaac.

He was the outdoor, rugged type, a fine-looking athletic boy, by the way. Outwardly, he looked attractive, but if there ever was a man of the flesh, Esau was that man.

Esau looked so good on the outside. Could God have made a mistake?

Well, over in the little prophecy of Obadiah we see Esau unveiled.

One little Esau has become about one hundred thousand Edomites. Each one of them is a little Esau.

Now take a look at the nation and you will see what came from Esau. It is like putting Esau under a microscope; he is greatly enlarged.

What do we see?

We see a nation filled with pride. God said to Edom: “The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground? Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD” (Obad. 1:3–4).

The pride of their heart was a declaration of independence, a soul that says it can live without God and does not have a need for God. That is Esau.

In the last book of the Old Testament God says, “Jacob have I loved and Esau have I hated.” God never said that until over one thousand years after these men lived, but God knew the heart of Esau at the beginning.

After they worked their way out in history, it is obvious to us all that God was accurate.

Genesis 36:1-43 KJV

[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.

[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 Baal–hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.

[39] And Baal–hanan 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 36:1 KJV

Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:2 KJV

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;


 

 

 

Genesis 36:3 KJV

And Bashemath Ishmael’s daughter, sister of Nebajoth.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:4 KJV

And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel;


 

 

 

Genesis 36:5 KJV

And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:6 KJV

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.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:7 KJV

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.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:8 KJV

Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:9 KJV

And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir:


 

 

 

Genesis 36:10 KJV

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.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:11 KJV

And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:12 KJV

And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau’s son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Adah Esau’s wife.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:13 KJV

And these are the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath Esau’s wife.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:14 KJV

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.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:15 KJV

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,


 

 

 

Genesis 36:16 KJV

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.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:17 KJV

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.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:18 KJV

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.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:19 KJV

These are the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and these are their dukes.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:20 KJV

These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,


 

 

 

Genesis 36:21 KJV

And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these are the dukes of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:22 KJV

And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan’s sister was Timna.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:23 KJV

And the children of Shobal were these; Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:24 KJV

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.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:25 KJV

And the children of Anah were these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:26 KJV

And these are the children of Dishon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:27 KJV

The children of Ezer are these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:28 KJV

The children of Dishan are these; Uz, and Aran.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:29 KJV

These are the dukes that came of the Horites; duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,


 

 

 

Genesis 36:30 KJV

Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these are the dukes that came of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:31 KJV

And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:32 KJV

And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: and the name of his city was Dinhabah.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:33 KJV

And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:34 KJV

And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani reigned in his stead.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:35 KJV

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.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:36 KJV

And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:37 KJV

And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:38 KJV

And Saul died, and Baal–hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:39 KJV

And Baal–hanan 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.


 

 

 

Genesis 36:40 KJV

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,


 

 

 

Genesis 36:41 KJV

Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,


 

 

 

Genesis 36:42 KJV

Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,


 

 

 

Genesis 36:43 KJV

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.


 

 

 

 

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