Genesis 36:16 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 36:16, NIV: "Korah, Gatam and Amalek. These were the chiefs descended from Eliphaz in Edom; they were grandsons of Adah."

Genesis 36:16, ESV: "Korah, Gatam, and Amalek; these are the chiefs of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah."

Genesis 36:16, KJV: "Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke Amalek: these are the dukes that came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these were the sons of Adah."

Genesis 36:16, NASB: "chief Korah, chief Gatam, and chief Amalek. These are the chiefs descended from Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah."

Genesis 36:16, NLT: "Korah, Gatam, and Amalek. These are the clan leaders in the land of Edom who descended from Eliphaz. All these were descendants of Esau's wife Adah."

Genesis 36:16, CSB: "chief Korah, chief Gatam, and chief Amalek. These are the chiefs descended from Eliphaz in the land of Edom. These are the sons of Adah."

What does Genesis 36:16 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

In this passage, Genesis lists the names of the chiefs from among the sons and grandsons of Esau. The list includes most of the names already given in the previous verses. Those records noted Esau's sons and grandsons according to which of His wives they were born (Genesis 36:9–14).

These "chiefs" are likely tribal leaders of Edom (Genesis 36:1). They include Eliphaz's sons Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz, and now Korah, Gatam, and Amalek. Of these, Korah was previously said to be the son of Oholibamah. This may be a second Korah previously unmentioned.

The people of Amalek, the Amalekites, would come to be one of Israel's most vicious enemies (Exodus 17:8, 16; Deuteronomy 25:17–19; 1 Samuel 15:2–3).