Day 32…Genesis 36:
Genesis 36: Family tree of Esau (Edomites)
v.1-5, Esau (aka…Edom) married womEn of Canaan: Adah she had a son: Eliphaz. Oholibamah she had 3 sons: Jeush, Jalam & Korah. Basemath she had a son: Reuel.
v.6-8, Esau gathered up his family and everything he owned and moved away from his brother Jacob. They both had too many possessions to live together in the same place. The land couldn’t support both of their livestock. Esau settled in Seir.
v.9-14, Esau’s sons and their children’s sons: Eliphaz’s sons: Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, Kenaz, Amalek. Reuel’s sons: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, Mizzah.
v.15-19, Chiefs or leaders of the clans in Esau’s family: Eliphaz’s chieftains: Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz, Korah, Gatam, Amalek. Reuel’s chieftains: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, Mizzah. Obolibamah’s cheiftains: Jeush, Jalam, Korah.
v.20-30, Seir the Horite’s sons: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah. Seir’s cheifs: Dishon, Ezer, Dishan. Lotan’s sons: Hori, Heman & daughter: Timna. Shobal’s sons: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, Onam. Zibeon’s sons: Aiah, Anah (who found hot springs in the wilderness while herding his Dad’s donkeys). Anah’s sons: Dishon & daughter: Oholibamah. Dishon’s sons: Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, Keran. Ezer’s sons: Bilhan, Zaavan, Akan. Dishan’s sons: Uz, Aran. Each of the bolded men (Lotan to Dishan) were also the Horite chieftains.
v.31-39, The Kings who ruled in Edom (before there was a king in Israel): Bela ruled the city of Dinhabah. After he died Jobab became king. After he died Husham became king. After he died Hadad became king and ruled FROM the city of Avith. He defeated the Midianites in Moab. After he died Samlah became king. After he died Shaul became king. After he died Baal-hanan became king. After he died Hadad became king and ruled FROM the city of Pau (his wife was Mehetabel).
v.40-43, These are the cheifs or leaders of the clans of Esau (aka…the Edomites): Timna, Alvah, Jetheth, Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, Magdiel, Iram.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO ME? The most obvious is Esau inter-married or settled among the people of Canaan (against his Dad’s wishes) just to show the opposite of what Jacob ended up doing–contrast.
WHAT AM I GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? Don’t let sin reign in my life or settle for a life MARRIED to the world.
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