Genesis 36:29 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 36:29, NIV: These were the Horite chiefs: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,

Genesis 36:29, ESV: These are the chiefs of the Horites: the chiefs Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,

Genesis 36:29, KJV: These are the dukes that came of the Horites; duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,

Genesis 36:29, NASB: These are the chiefs descended from the Horites: chief Lotan, chief Shobal, chief Zibeon, chief Anah,

Genesis 36:29, NLT: So these were the leaders of the Horite clans: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,

Genesis 36:29, CSB: These are the chiefs among the Horites: chief Lotan, chief Shobal, chief Zibeon, chief Anah,

What does Genesis 36:29 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The Horites originally occupied the region of Seir, named for the patriarch of their people (Genesis 14:6). They were overrun, but not wiped out, by Esau and his descendants (Genesis 36:6–8) when they moved to the area (Deuteronomy 2:12).

This and the following verse (Genesis 36:30) list the tribal leaders of the Horites. This is simply a list of Seir's previously mentioned sons, including Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, and Anah (Genesis 36:20).