Genesis 36:41 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 36:41, NIV: "Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon,"

Genesis 36:41, ESV: "Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon,"

Genesis 36:41, KJV: "Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,"

Genesis 36:41, NASB: "chief Oholibamah, chief Elah, chief Pinon,"

Genesis 36:41, NLT: "Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon,"

Genesis 36:41, CSB: "chief Oholibamah, chief Elah, chief Pinon,"

What does Genesis 36:41 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Chapter 36 ends with a collection of names: the chiefs of Esau (Genesis 36:40) in the region of Edom (Genesis 36:1–8). This list differs both from the list of the sons of Esau (Genesis 36:9–14) and of the kings of Edom (Genesis 36:31–39). These may have been the names of secondary lords, or captains, and they eventually became associated with certain regions within Edom.

The chiefs listed here included Timna, Alvah, Jetheth (Genesis 36:40), and now Oholibamah, Elah, and Pinon. Oholibama's name is an interesting inclusion, as this is also the name of one of Esau's wives (Genesis 36:2).