36 1This is the family tree of Esau, who is also called Edom. 2Esau married women of Canaan: Adah, daughter of Elon the Hittite; Oholibamah, daughter of Anah and the granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite; 3and Basemath, daughter of Ishmael and sister of Nebaioth. 4Adah gave Esau Eliphaz; Basemath had Reuel; 5Oholibamah had Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These are the sons of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan. 6Esau gathered up his wives, sons and daughters, and everybody in his household, along with all his livestock—all the animals and possessions he had gotten in Canaan—and moved a considerable distance away from his brother Jacob. 7The brothers had too many possessions to live together in the same place; the land couldn’t support their combined herds of livestock. 8So Esau ended up settling in the hill country of Seir (Esau and Edom are the same). 9So this is the family tree of Esau, ancestor of the people of Edom, in the hill country of Seir. 10The names of Esau’s sons: Eliphaz, son of Esau’s wife Adah; Reuel, son of Esau’s wife Basemath. 11The sons of Eliphaz: Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz. 12(Eliphaz also had a concubine Timna, who had Amalek.) These are the grandsons of Esau’s wife Adah. 13And these are the sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah—grandsons of Esau’s wife Basemath. 14These are the sons of Esau’s wife Oholibamah, daughter of Anah the son of Zibeon. She gave Esau his sons Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. 15These are the chieftains in Esau’s family tree. From the sons of Eliphaz, Esau’s firstborn, came the chieftains Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz, 16Korah, Gatam, and Amalek—the chieftains of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; all of them sons of Adah. 17From the sons of Esau’s son Reuel came the chieftains Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. These are the chieftains of Reuel in the land of Edom; all these were sons of Esau’s wife Basemath. 18These are the sons of Esau’s wife Oholibamah: the chieftains Jeush, Jalam, and Korah—chieftains born of Esau’s wife Oholibamah, daughter of Anah. 19These are the sons of Esau, that is, Edom, and these are their chieftains. 20This is the family tree of Seir the Horite, who were native to that land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, 21Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. These are the chieftains of the Horites, the sons of Seir in the land of Edom. 22The sons of Lotan were Hori and Homam; Lotan’s sister was Timna. 23The sons of Shobal were Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam. 24The sons of Zibeon were Aiah and Anah—this is the same Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness while herding his father Zibeon’s donkeys. 25The children of Anah were Dishon and his daughter Oholibamah. 26The sons of Dishon were Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Keran. 27The sons of Ezer: Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan. 28The sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran. 29And these were the Horite chieftains: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, 30Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan—the Horite chieftains clan by clan in the land of Seir. 31And these are the kings who ruled in Edom before there was a king in Israel: 32Bela son of Beor was the king of Edom; the name of his city was Dinhabah. 33When Bela died, Jobab son of Zerah from Bozrah became the next king. 34When Jobab died, he was followed by Hushan from the land of the Temanites. 35When Hushan died, he was followed by Hadad son of Bedad; he was the king who defeated the Midianites in Moab; the name of his city was Avith. 36When Hadad died, Samlah of Masrekah became the next king. 37When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth–on–the–River became king. 38When Shaul died, he was followed by Baal–Hanan son of Acbor. 39When Baal–Hanan son of Acbor died, Hadad became king; the name of his city was Pau; his wife’s name was Mehetabel daughter of Matred, daughter of Me–Zahab. 40And these are the chieftains from the line of Esau, clan by clan, region by region: Timna, Alvah, Jetheth, 41Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, 42Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, 43Magdiel, and Iram—the chieftains of Edom as they occupied their various regions. This accounts for the family tree of Esau, ancestor of all Edomites.
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