Genesis 36:41

41 Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon,

Genesis 36:41 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 36:41

Duke Aholibamah, Duke Elah, Duke Pinon.
] The former is the name of a woman, ( Genesis 36:2 Genesis 36:25 ) ; here the name of a man, and also of the place of which he was duke; for Jerom observes F17, that Oolibama is a city of the princes of Edom, and who also makes mention of Elath, a country of the princes of Edom, and a city of Esau, ten miles from Petra to the east F18, and the seat of Duke Pinon was very probably Phinon, which lay between Petra and Zoar F19.


F17 De Loc. Heb. fol. 93. K.
F18 Ib. fol. 91. E.
F19 Eusebius apud Reland. Palestin. illustrat. p. 71.

Genesis 36:41 In-Context

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.
40 And these are the chieftains from the line of Esau, clan by clan, region by region: Timna, Alvah, Jetheth,
41 Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon,
42 Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar,
43 Magdiel, and Iram - the chieftains of Edom as they occupied their various regions. This accounts for the family tree of Esau, ancestor of all Edomites.