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Genesis 36:1 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Now these are the generations of Esau (the same is Edom).
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Now these [are] the generations of Esau, who [is] Edom.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now these are [the records of] the generations of Esau (that is, Edom).
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Now these [are] the generations of Esau, who [is] Edom.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And these are the generations of Esau, that is Edom.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Now, these, are the generations of Esau, the same, is Edom.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And these [are] births of Esau, who [is] Edom.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And these are the generations of Esau, the same is Edom.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Now these are the generations of Esau, who [is] Edom.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And these [are] the generations of Esau; this is Edom.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Now these [are] the generations of Esaw, who [is] Edom.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Now these x428
(0428) Complement
Prolonged from H0411; these or those.
[are] the generations 8435
{8435} Prime
From H3205; (plural only) descent, that is, family; (figuratively) history.
of `$w עֵשָׂו, 6215
{6215} Prime
Apparently a form of the passive participle of H6213 in the original sense of handling; rough (that is, sensibly felt); Esav, a son of Isaac, including his posterity.
who x1931
(1931) Complement
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
[is] m אֱדוֹם. 123
{0123} Prime
From H0122; red (see Genesis 25:25); Edom, the elder twin-brother of Jacob; hence the region (Idumaea) occuped by him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 36:1

_ _ Genesis 36:1-43. Posterity of Esau.

_ _ these are the generations — history of the leading men and events (compare Genesis 2:4).

_ _ Esau who is Edom — A name applied to him in reference to the peculiar color of his skin at birth [Genesis 25:25], rendered more significant by his inordinate craving for the red pottage [Genesis 25:30], and also by the fierce sanguinary character of his descendants (compare Ezekiel 25:12; Obadiah 1:10).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Genesis 36:1-8

_ _ Observe here, 1. Concerning Esau himself, Genesis 36:1. He is called Edom (and again, Genesis 36:8), that name by which was perpetuated the remembrance of the foolish bargain he made, when he sold his birthright for that red, that red pottage. The very mention of that name is enough to intimate the reason why his family is turned off with such a short account. Note, If men do a wrong thing they must thank themselves, when it is, long afterwards, remembered against them to their reproach. 2. Concerning his wives, and the children they bore him in the land of Canaan. He had three wives, and, by them all, but five sons: many a one has more by one wife. God in his providence often disappoints those who take indirect courses to build up a family; yet here the promise prevailed, and Esau's family was built up. 3. Concerning his removal to mount Seir, which was the country God had given him for a possession, when he reserved Canaan for the seed of Jacob. God owns it, long afterwards: I gave to Esau mount Seir (Deuteronomy 2:5; Joshua 24:4), which was the reason why the Edomites must not be disturbed in their possession. Those that have not a right by promise, such as Jacob had, to Canaan, may have a very good title by providence to their estates, such as Esau had to mount Seir. Esau had begun to settle among his wives' relations, in Seir, before Jacob came from Padan-aram, Genesis 32:3. Isaac, it is likely, had sent him thither (as Abraham in his life-time had sent the sons of the concubines from Isaac his son into the east country, Genesis 25:6), that Jacob might have the clearer way made for him to the possession of the promised land. During the life of Isaac, however, Esau had probably still some effects remaining in Canaan; but, after his death, he wholly withdrew to mount Seir, took with him what came to his share of his father's personal estate, and left Canaan to Jacob, not only because he had the promise of it, but because Esau perceived that if they should continue to thrive as they had begun there would not be room for both. Thus dwelt Esau in Mount Seir, Genesis 36:8. Note, Whatever opposition may be made, God's word will be accomplished, and even those that have opposed it will see themselves, some time or other, under a necessity of yielding to it, and acquiescing in it. Esau had struggled for Canaan, but now he tamely retires to mount Seir; for God's counsels shall certainly stand, concerning the times before appointed, and the bounds of our habitation.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 36:1

Who is Edom — That name perpetuated the remembrance of the foolish bargain he made, when he sold his birth — right for that red pottage.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 36:1

Now these [are] (a) the generations of Esau, who [is] Edom.

(a) This genealogy declares that Esau was blessed physically and that his father's blessing took place in worldly things.

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am 2208, bc 1796,
Genesis 22:17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
Genesis 25:24-34 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, [there were] twins in her womb. ... Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised [his] birthright.
Genesis 27:35-41 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing. ... And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.
Genesis 32:3-7 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom. ... Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that [was] with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;
Numbers 20:14-21 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us: ... Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.
Deuteronomy 23:7 Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he [is] thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou wast a stranger in his land.
1 Chronicles 1:35 The sons of Esau; Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
Isaiah 63:1 Who [is] this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this [that is] glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Ezekiel 25:12 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them;
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Gn 22:17; 25:24; 27:35; 32:3. Nu 20:14. Dt 23:7. 1Ch 1:35. Is 63:1. Ezk 25:12.

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