Genesis 36:37

37 When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth on the river succeeded him as king.

Read Genesis 36:37 Using Other Translations

And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead.
Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth on the Euphrates reigned in his place.
When Samlah died, Shaul from the city of Rehoboth-on-the-River became king in his place.

What does Genesis 36:37 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 36:37

And Samlah died
As is supposed, about A. M. 2283. and Saul of Rehoboth [by] the river reigned in his stead;
Rehoboth was one of the cities built by Ashur, ( Genesis 10:11 ) ; and was situated near the river Euphrates; and so the Targum of Jonathan calls it Rehoboth which is by Euphrates; but Jerom F14, from Eusebius, takes it to be another city by a river in Edom, and says, that there was in his days a garrison in the country of Gabalena (a part of Idumea), a large village called by that name.


F14 De loc. Heb. fol. 93. M. & 94. A.
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