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The Book of the Generations of Esau who is Edom

Genesis 36:1,9 KJV

[1] Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom. [9] And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir:

The generations of Esau, who is Edom, are here in Genesis chapter 36. We are not sure if this was collected by Esau and kept by Jacob and/or his descendants or is a fragment by Esau as is. We only bring this up because of the tension between Esau and Jacob, and their descendants through the generations.

According to the record, Esau married the daughters of Canaan, Adah, and Aholibamah. Abraham went to very difficult lengths to make sure his sons left the land of Canaan to get married. Abraham made sure by a vow that his servant went to his homeland to find Isaac a wife (see Genesis 24).

His sons by Keturah were sent them out to the east country (Genesis 25:6). Ishmael, his son by Hagar, who was an Egyptian, found Ishmael a wife from the land of Egypt (Genesis 21:21). When Jacob was of age, Isaac vehemently commanded Jacob not to marry the daughters of Canaan.

Esau’s Disregard of Family

For Esau to marry a wife from the daughters of Heth, daughters of the land of Canaan, it displayed his disregard for his parent’s command (Genesis 27:46). This is probably why the Sovereign Lord overlooked him for the birthright blessings, which is the presidency of the priesthood after the order of Melchizedek.

This was given to Jacob, who became Israel. Esau did attempt to please his father by marrying Bashemath, Ishmael’s daughter. The big deal to avoid marrying the Canaanites was because the Canaanites had altered their DNA as it is referred to in Jude chapter 1, verse 7.

The Canaanites went after strange flesh and this is why they were commanded by God to stay away from it. Also, it is why the children of Israel were commanded to take the land of Canaan, as the Sovereign Lord drove the Canaanites out of the land.

The Generations of Esau

Esau eventually left the land of Canaan when his substance was very great; he settled on mount Seir. He formed dukes, a government in the land of Edom. Esau is a very important figure in the story of the Bible, his records should have more to them than this one chapter.



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