Genesis 36:8
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New International Version
So Esau (that is, Edom) settled in the hill country of Seir.

New Living Translation
So Esau (also known as Edom) settled in the hill country of Seir.

English Standard Version
So Esau settled in the hill country of Seir. (Esau is Edom.)

New American Standard Bible
So Esau lived in the hill country of Seir; Esau is Edom.

King James Bible
Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Esau (that is, Edom) lived in the mountains of Seir.

International Standard Version
So Esau lived in Mount Seir. (Esau was also known as Edom.)

NET Bible
So Esau (also known as Edom) lived in the hill country of Seir.

New Heart English Bible
Esau lived in the hill country of Seir. Esau is Edom.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Esau, who was also known as Edom, lived in the mountains of Seir.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Esau dwelt in the mountain-land of Seir--Esau is Edom.

New American Standard 1977
So Esau lived in the hill country of Seir; Esau is Edom.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus dwelt Esau in Mount Seir; Esau is Edom.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.

American King James Version
Thus dwelled Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.

American Standard Version
And Esau dwelt in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Esau dwelt in mount Seir: he is Edom.

Darby Bible Translation
Thus Esau dwelt in mount Seir; Esau is Edom.

English Revised Version
And Esau dwelt in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.

World English Bible
Esau lived in the hill country of Seir. Esau is Edom.

Young's Literal Translation
and Esau dwelleth in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.
Study Bible
Esau's Descendants
7For their property had become too great for them to live together, and the land where they sojourned could not sustain them because of their livestock. 8So Esau lived in the hill country of Seir; Esau is Edom. 9These then are the records of the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir.…
Cross References
Genesis 32:3
Then Jacob sent messengers before him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom.

Genesis 36:1
Now these are the records of the generations of Esau (that is, Edom).

Genesis 36:9
These then are the records of the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir.

Genesis 36:19
These are the sons of Esau (that is, Edom), and these are their chiefs.

Deuteronomy 2:4
and command the people, saying, "You will pass through the territory of your brothers the sons of Esau who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you. So be very careful;

Deuteronomy 2:5
do not provoke them, for I will not give you any of their land, even as little as a footstep because I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession.

Deuteronomy 2:22
just as He did for the sons of Esau, who live in Seir, when He destroyed the Horites from before them; they dispossessed them and settled in their place even to this day.

Joshua 24:4
'To Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau, and to Esau I gave Mount Seir to possess it; but Jacob and his sons went down to Egypt.

1 Chronicles 4:42
From them, from the sons of Simeon, five hundred men went to Mount Seir, with Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi, as their leaders.

Jeremiah 40:11
Likewise, also all the Jews who were in Moab and among the sons of Ammon and in Edom and who were in all the other countries, heard that the king of Babylon had left a remnant for Judah, and that he had appointed over them Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan.
Treasury of Scripture

Thus dwelled Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.

mount Seir.

Genesis 36:20 These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, …

Genesis 14:6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, to Elparan, which is by the wilderness.

Genesis 32:3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother to the land …

Deuteronomy 2:5 Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, …

Joshua 24:4 And I gave to Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave to Esau mount Seir, …

1 Chronicles 4:42 And some of them, even of the sons of Simeon, five hundred men, went …

2 Chronicles 20:10,23 And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom …

Ezekiel 35:2-7 Son of man, set your face against mount Seir, and prophesy against it…

Malachi 1:3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for …

Esau.

Genesis 36:1 Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.

(8) Mount Seir.--The land of Idumea extends from the southern extremity of the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Elath, and consists of a chain of mountains running parallel to the Akaba, or continuation of the deep depression through which the Jordan flows till it loses itself in the Dead Sea. The hills are of limestone, with masses here and there of basalt; and though large portions are so covered with stones as to be barren, the rest is moderately fertile, not indeed in corn, but in figs, pomegranates, and other fruits. The climate is pleasant, the heat in summer being moderated by cool winds, but the winters are cold. The border of it was distant only some fifty or sixty miles from Hebron, so that Esau's transference of himself thither was an easy matter. (Comp. Note on Genesis 27:39.)

Verse 8. - Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir (Genesis 32:3; Deuteronomy 2:5; Joshua 24:4): Esau is Edom (vide Genesis 25:30). The obvious continuation of this verse m to be found in Genesis 37:1, so that vers. 9-40 are parenthetical in their character; but whether originally written by Moses, or inserted by a late redactor, as some maintain, may legitimately be regarded as an open question. Thus dwelt Esau in Mount Seir,.... Before he is said to be in the land of Seir, Genesis 32:3; now to dwell in a mount of that name; from which driving the Horites, he seized upon and dwelt in it; it had not its name from his own rough, shaggy hair, as Josephus says (r), much less from the satyrs, and hairy demons that frequented it, as R. Abraham Seba (s), but rather from Seir the Horite who inhabited the land, Genesis 36:20; unless he had his name from the mountain which might be so called, from its being rough and rugged like shaggy hair, and being covered with bushes and brambles which carried such a resemblance; and so it stands opposed to Mount Halak near it, Joshua 11:17, which signifies the bald or smooth mountain, being destitute of shrubs, &c. The Targum of Jonathan calls this mountain Mount Gabla, and one part of the land of Edom, or Idumea, was called Gobolites, as Josephus (t) relates, perhaps the same with Gebal, Psalm 83:7; hither Esau went and took up his residence, after things were amicably adjusted between him and his brother Jacob; the Jews say (u), that Isaac left, all he had to his two sons, and that after they had buried him, Esau said to Jacob, let us divide what our father has left us into two parts, and I will choose because I am the firstborn; so Jacob divided it into two parts; all that his father had left he made one part, and the land of Israel the other part, and Esau took what his father left, see Genesis 36:6; and the land of Israel and the cave of Machpelah he delivered to Jacob, and they drew up everlasting writings between them. Now this or something like it being the case, and those the circumstances of fixings, thus, and by that means, so it came to pass, that Esau dwelt in Seir; and Jacob remained secure and quiet in the land of Canaan:

Esau is Edom, so called from the red pottage he had of Jacob, which is repeated to fix the odium of that transaction upon him, as well as for the sake of what follows, showing the reason why his posterity were called Edomites.

(r) Antiqu. l. 1. c. 20. sect. 3.((s) Tzeror Hammor, fol. 47. 1.((t) Antiqu. l. 2. c. 1. sect. 2.((u) Pirke Eliezer, c. 38. fol. 43. 1.8. Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir—This was divinely assigned as his possession (Jos 24:4; De 2:5).36:1-43 Esau and his descendants. - The registers in this chapter show the faithfulness of God to his promise to Abraham. Esau is here called Edom, that name which kept up the remembrance of his selling his birth-right for a mess of pottage. Esau continued the same profane despiser of heavenly things. In outward prosperity and honour, the children of the covenant are often behind, and those that are out of the covenant get the start. We may suppose it a trial to the faith of God's Israel, to hear of the pomp and power of the kings of Edom, while they were bond-slaves in Egypt; but those that look for great things from God, must be content to wait for them; God's time is the best time. Mount Seir is called the land of their possession. Canaan was at this time only the land of promise. Seir was in the possession of the Edomites. The children of this world have their all in hand, and nothing in hope, Lu 16:25; while the children of God have their all in hope, and next to nothing in hand. But, all things considered, it is beyond compare better to have Canaan in promise, than mount Seir in possession.
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