Genesis 36:24 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 36:24, NIV: "The sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah. This is the Anah who discovered the hot springs in the desert while he was grazing the donkeys of his father Zibeon."

Genesis 36:24, ESV: "These are the sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah; he is the Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness, as he pastured the donkeys of Zibeon his father."

Genesis 36:24, KJV: "And these are the children of Zibeon; both Ajah, and Anah: this was that Anah that found the mules in the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father."

Genesis 36:24, NASB: "And these are the sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah—he is the Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness when he was pasturing the donkeys of his father Zibeon."

Genesis 36:24, NLT: "The descendants of Zibeon were Aiah and Anah. (This is the Anah who discovered the hot springs in the wilderness while he was grazing his father's donkeys.)"

Genesis 36:24, CSB: "These are Zibeon's sons: Aiah and Anah. This was the Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness while he was pasturing the donkeys of his father Zibeon."

What does Genesis 36:24 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This part of Genesis records the descendants of Seir the Horite (Genesis 36:20–30). The Horites had lived in this territory since before the time of Abraham (Genesis 14:6). This territory would be conquered and settled by Esau and his descendants (Genesis 36:6–8). While the nation would be called Edom, or the Edomites (Genesis 36:1), the land was still called Seir.

Seir's son Zibeon fathered Aiah and Anah. More than one "Anah" has been mentioned in this chapter (Genesis 36:2, 20). Genesis specifies which this is according to an accomplishment: He found hot springs in the wilderness while caring for his father's donkeys. Finding a new source of water in the wilderness would be a valuable accomplishment, indeed.