36:2 Esau took his wives from the Canaanites: 1 Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah and granddaughter 2 of Zibeon the Hivite, 36:3 in addition to Basemath the daughter of Ishmael and sister of Nebaioth.
36:6 Esau took his wives, his sons, his daughters, all the people in his household, his livestock, his animals, and all his possessions which he had acquired in the land of Canaan and went to a land some distance away from 3 Jacob his brother 36:7 because they had too many possessions to be able to stay together and the land where they had settled 4 was not able to support them because of their livestock. 36:8 So Esau (also known as Edom) lived in the hill country of Seir. 5
36:10 These were the names of Esau’s sons:
Eliphaz, the son of Esau’s wife Adah, and Reuel, the son of Esau’s wife Basemath.
36:11 The sons of Eliphaz were:
Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz.
1 tn Heb “from the daughters of Canaan.”
3 tn Heb “from before.”
4 tn Heb “land of their settlements.”
5 tn Traditionally “Mount Seir,” but in this case the expression בְּהַר שֵׂעִיר (bÿhar se’ir) refers to the hill country or highlands of Seir.
6 sn The term father in genealogical records needs to be carefully defined. It can refer to a literal father, a grandfather, a political overlord, or a founder.
7 tn Or “grandsons” (NIV); “descendants” (NEB).
8 tn Or “grandsons” (NIV); “descendants” (NEB).