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

Genesis 36:36, NIV: When Hadad died, Samlah from Masrekah succeeded him as king.

Genesis 36:36, ESV: Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place.

Genesis 36:36, KJV: And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.

Genesis 36:36, NASB: Then Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah became king in his place.

Genesis 36:36, NLT: When Hadad died, Samlah from the city of Masrekah became king in his place.

Genesis 36:36, CSB: When Hadad died, Samlah from Masrekah reigned in his place.

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

This passage (Genesis 36:31) describes the kings who ruled over Edom (Genesis 36:1). Notably, these rulers controlled their land in an era before Israel had any kings, at all. As Esau's descendants are conquering Seir (Genesis 14:6; Deuteronomy 2:12), Jacob's family will be enslaved in Egypt for centuries (Exodus 12:40), and even when freed will not immediately appoint a king (Judges 21:25).

Hadad (Genesis 36:35) died, and Samlah took over as king, ruling from the city of Masrekah.