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Genesis 26:34

34 When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite.

Read Genesis 26:34 Using Other Translations

And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:
When Esau was forty years old, he took Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite to be his wife, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite,
At the age of forty, Esau married two Hittite wives: Judith, the daughter of Beeri, and Basemath, the daughter of Elon.

What does Genesis 26:34 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 26:34

And Esau was forty years old
The same age his father was of when he married, ( Genesis 25:20 ) : when he took to wife Judith, the daughter of Beeri the Hittite;
Josephus F13 makes her to be the same with Aholibamah; but her father's name was Zibeon, and an Hivite, and must therefore be another person, not only the name being different, but the tribe, ( Genesis 36:2 ) : and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite;
whom Aben Ezra takes to be the same with Adah, and so does Josephus; and in this they may be right, since the name of her father, and his nation or tribe, agree, ( Genesis 36:2 ) . The fathers of these two women are represented by Josephus as men of great power and authority among the Canaanites, as very probably they were. Esau had another wife of the same name with this last, but she was daughter of Ishmael, and sister of Nebajoth, ( Genesis 36:3 ) ; for he had more wives than those; these were his two first, who very probably were not taken together, but one after another, though it may be but at a short distance from each other.


FOOTNOTES:

F13 Antiqu. l. 1. c. 18. sect. 4.
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