Genesis 36:22 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 36:22, NIV: "The sons of Lotan: Hori and Homam. Timna was Lotan's sister."

Genesis 36:22, ESV: "The sons of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan’s sister was Timna."

Genesis 36:22, KJV: "And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister was Timna."

Genesis 36:22, NASB: "And the sons of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan’s sister was Timna."

Genesis 36:22, NLT: "The descendants of Lotan were Hori and Hemam. Lotan's sister was named Timna."

Genesis 36:22, CSB: "The sons of Lotan were Hori and Heman. Timna was Lotan's sister."

What does Genesis 36:22 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The Horites were the original peoples of the land (Genesis 14:6) that was later conquered by Esau and his descendants (Genesis 36:6–8). The territory was initially called Seir, after the patriarch of that group (Genesis 36:20). This name is partly ironic. Though the territory would later be called "Edom," after a nickname given to Esau (Genesis 25:30), Esau was also famously hairy (Genesis 27:11). The word "seir" literally means "shaggy."

Seir's son Lotan fathered Hori and Hemam. Lotan was also brother to Timna. Timna was mentioned in verse 12 as a concubine of Esau's son Eliphaz and the mother of Amalek. The Amalekites would become one of Israel's most vicious enemies (Exodus 17:8, 16; Deuteronomy 25:17–19; 1 Samuel 15:2–3).