Genesis 36

Esau's family

1 This is the report about Esau and his family. (Esau is also called Edom.)

2 Esau took women from Canaan to be his wives. They were: Adah daughter of Elon the Hittite and Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah and granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite 3 and Basemath, the daughter of Ishmael and sister of Nebaioth. 4 Adah had a son called Eliphaz. Basemath had a son called Reuel. 5 Oholibamah had 3 sons: Jeush, Jalam and Korah.

6 Esau took his wives, sons and daughters and everyone in his household. Also, he took his animals and everything that he had got in Canaan. And he went to a land some miles from his brother Jacob. 7 They both owned too much to stay together in the same place. There was not enough land for all their animals. 8 So Esau (that is Edom) lived in the land of Seir.

9 This is a list of the descendants of Esau. They lived in the hill country of Seir. All the Edomites are his descendants. 10 These are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz, the son of Adah who was Esau's wife. Reuel, the son of Basemath, who was Esau's wife. 11 The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam and Kenaz. 12 Esau's son Eliphaz also had a concubine. Her name was Timna. She had a son called Amalek. These were the grandsons of Esau's wife Adah. 13 The sons of Reuel were: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These were grandsons of Esau's wife Basemath. 14 Esau's wife Oholibamah was the daughter of Anah. And she was the granddaughter of Zibeon. Her sons were: Jeush, Jalam and Korah.

15 These were his descendants who were head of their tribes: The sons of Eliphaz (who was the first born son of Esau): Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz, 16 Korah, Gatam and Amalek. These were the heads of their tribes who were descendants of Eliphaz in Edom. They were grandsons of Adah. 17 The sons of Esau's son Reuel were Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These were the heads of their tribes who were descendants of Reuel in Edom. They were grandsons of Esau's wife Basemath. 18 The sons of Esau's wife Oholibamah were Jeush, Jalam and Korah. These were the leaders of their tribes who were descendants of Esau's wife Oholibamah. She was the daughter of Anah. 19 These were the sons of Esau (that is Edom) and these were their leaders of their tribes.

20 These were the sons of Seir the Horite. They lived in that place. They were Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, 21 Dishon, Ezer and Dishan. These sons of Seir in Edom were leaders of the Horite tribes. 22 The sons of Lotan were Hori and Homam. Timna was Lotan's sister. 23 The sons of Shobal were Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho and Onam. 24 The sons of Zibeon were Aiah and Anah. This was the same Anah, who found the hot water in the desert. He found it when he took his father's donkey to eat grass. His father's name was Zibeon. 25 The children of Anah were Dishon and Oholibamah daughter of Anah. 26 The sons of Dishon were Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran and Keran. 27 The sons of Ezer were Bilhan, Zaavan and Akan. 28 The sons of Dishan were Uz and Aran. 29 These were the leaders of the Horite tribes: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, 30 Dishon, Ezer and Dishan. These were the leaders of the Horite tribes in the land of Seir.

31 These kings ruled in Edom. This was before any Israelite king ruled in this land: 32 Bela the son of Beor became king of Edom. He ruled a city called Dinhabah. 33 When Bela died, Jobab, son of Zerah became king after him. 34 When Jobab died, Husham from the land of the Temanites became king after him. 35 When Husham died, Hadad, son of Bedad became king after him. Bedad beat Midian in the country of Moab. He ruled a city called Avith. 36 When Hadad died, Samlah from Masrekah became king after him. 37 When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth on the river, became king after him. 38 When Shaul died, Baal-Hanan son of Acbor became king after him. 39 When Baal-Hanan son of Acbor died, Hadar became king after him. He ruled over a city called Pau. His wife's name was Mehetabel daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-Zahab.

40 These were the leaders of their tribes. They were descendants of Esau: Timna, Alvah, Jetheth, 41 Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, 42 Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, 43 Magdiel and Iram. These were the leaders of the tribes of Edom. They lived in different places in the land. These are the descendants of Esau. All the Edomites were his descendants.