Genesis 36:37

37 When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth-on-the-River became king.

Genesis 36:37 Meaning and Commentary

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.


FOOTNOTES:

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

Genesis 36:37 In-Context

35 When Hushan died, he was followed by Hadad son of Bedad; he was the king who defeated the Midianites in Moab; the name of his city was Avith.
36 When Hadad died, Samlah of Masrekah became the next king.
37 When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth-on-the-River became king.
38 When Shaul died, he was followed by Baal-Hanan son of Acbor.
39 When Baal-Hanan son of Acbor died, Hadad became king; the name of his city was Pau; his wife's name was Mehetabel daughter of Matred, daughter of Me-Zahab.