Genesis 36:11

11 The sons of Eliphaz: Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam and Kenaz.

Genesis 36:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.
ESV
11 The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz.
NLT
11 The descendants of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz.
MSG
11 The sons of Eliphaz: Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz.
CSB
11 The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz.

Genesis 36:11 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 36:11

And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman
This was his firstborn, and from him the city of Teman in Edom or Idumea had its name, see ( Jeremiah 49:7 ) ( Amos 1:12 ) ; and Eliphaz is called the Temanite from hence, ( Job 2:11 ) ; four more sons are mentioned, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz;
but I do not find that any towns or cities, or any part of the land of Edom, were denominated from any of them; only it may be observed that Zepho is called Zephi in ( 1 Chronicles 1:36 ) ; the account seems fabulous and not to be depended on, which Josephus Ben Gorion F23 gives of him, of opposing the burial of Jacob, being taken by Joseph and carried into Egypt, and at his death fleeing to Carthage, and from thence to the Romans, and was king of them F24.


FOOTNOTES:

F23 Hist. Heb. l. 1. c. 2. vid. Chizzuk Emunab, par. l. c. 6. p. 66. & Nachman apud Buxtorf. Lex. Talmud. col. 31, 32.
F24 Vid. Huls. Theolog. Jud. par. 1. p. 132

Genesis 36:11 In-Context

9 This is the account of the family line of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir.
10 These are the names of Esau’s sons: Eliphaz, the son of Esau’s wife Adah, and Reuel, the son of Esau’s wife Basemath.
11 The sons of Eliphaz: Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam and Kenaz.
12 Esau’s son Eliphaz also had a concubine named Timna, who bore him Amalek. These were grandsons of Esau’s wife Adah.
13 The sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These were grandsons of Esau’s wife Basemath.

Cross References 3

  • 1. ver 15-16; 1 Chronicles 1:45; Job 2:11; Job 4:1
  • 2. Jeremiah 49:7,20; Ezekiel 25:13; Amos 1:12; Obadiah 1:9; Habakkuk 3:3
  • 3. ver 15