Genesis 36:20 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 36:20, NIV: "These were the sons of Seir the Horite, who were living in the region: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,"

Genesis 36:20, ESV: "These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,"

Genesis 36:20, KJV: "These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,"

Genesis 36:20, NASB: "These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,"

Genesis 36:20, NLT: "These are the names of the tribes that descended from Seir the Horite. They lived in the land of Edom: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,"

Genesis 36:20, CSB: "These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,"

What does Genesis 36:20 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Esau moved his large family to the hill country of Seir (Genesis 36:7–8). At the time, Seir was already occupied by the Horite people. This is the same group noted in Genesis 14:6 when Abraham was forced to rescue his nephew, Lot (Genesis 14:12–16). Deuteronomy 2:12 says, "The Horites also lived in Seir formerly, but the people of Esau dispossessed them and destroyed them from before them and settled in their place."

Seir, for whom the region is named, had many sons, including Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, and Anah. The name "Seir" is ironic, in that it means "hairy," and the man whose family conquered that territory was infamously shaggy, himself (Genesis 27:11).