Generations of Esau
Esau’s Wives – daughters of
Judith the Hittite Adah the Hittite Aholibamath the Hivite Bashemath -Ismael
Died childless Eliphaz (1) Jeush Reuel
Esau’s Son’s wives
Eliphaz Eliphaz & Timna (sister of Lotan) Reuel
Teman Amalek Nahath
Son’s of Seir (the Horite)
Lotan Shubal Zibeon Anah Dishon Ezer Dishan
Hori Alvan Anah Dishon Hemdan Bilhan Uz
Hemam Manahath Ajah Aholibamath Eshban Zaavan Aran
Ebal (daughter) Ithran Akan
Hadar (king when Moses tried to pass through
What can we learn from all this?
1. Esau is counted with the heathen. His family had intermarried with Seir, the Horite. He sold his birth rite and was not among God’s people.
2. Judith died childless or her children weren’t mentioned in the geneology.
3. Esau named some of his children Hebrew names, he clung to part of his religious heritage but not all of it.
Aholibamah = tent of the high places
Anah = answering
Adah = ornament
Eliphaz = strength of God
Reuel = friend of God
Jeush = whom Jehovah hastens
Jaalam = whom Jehovah hides
Korah = baldness
4. In Deut. 2:12, Esau’s children eventually over threw the Horites.
1 Sam. 14:47
1 Kgs. 11:16
6. Read verse 12. Timna was the sister of Lotan, the Horite. Her son was Amalek – enemies of the Hebrews, attacked them on their way out of
The Lesson is: you can fight against God’s people and win some battles but you won’t win the war.
7. Why were they called dukes in verse 15? That means prince and was the names that were used by the Horites.
8. Why does Moses list the sons of Seir twice? Verse 20 and 29.
9. Verse 39 talks about Hadar, the Edomite king that Moses knew. Asked permission to pass through his land and was denied. Moses names his family. Moses had to take the long way because of Hadar. Num. 20,21. It says he caused the children of
10. Read Josh. 24:4 – it says God gave Esau into Seir. He became a heathen.
11. How did God feel about Esau?
Obadiah – a whole book directed against him
Mal. 1:2,3 – hated Esau – v.4
Heb. 11:20 – Isaac blessed both his children, one turned out good, one bad.
Heb. 12:16 – Esau is used as an example of people who live to please their senses, fornicator, profane