Genesis 36:23 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 36:23, NIV: The sons of Shobal: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho and Onam.

Genesis 36:23, ESV: These are the sons of Shobal: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

Genesis 36:23, KJV: And the children of Shobal were these; Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

Genesis 36:23, NASB: And these are the sons of Shobal: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

Genesis 36:23, NLT: The descendants of Shobal were Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

Genesis 36:23, CSB: These are Shobal's sons: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

What does Genesis 36:23 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The descendants of Seir the Horite are listed in this section (Genesis 36:20–30). The Horites were the original peoples of the territory (Genesis 14:6) which would be conquered and occupied by Esau and his descendants. This nation would be known as Edom (Genesis 36:1), and the Edomites would become enemies of Israel (Numbers 20:14–21; 1 Samuel 14:47; 2 Kings 8:20; Obadiah 1:8–11).

Seir's son Shobal fathered Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.