Summary of Genesis 36:
Esau moved to a land some distance from Jacob because the land could not support both of their livestocks. Esau settled in Seir.
BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 22, Day 5: Genesis 36
13) Esau intermarried with Canaanite women. God still blessed him as he had to move away from Jacob because their livestock were too great in number. Esau was the father of the Edomites.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 22, Day 5: Genesis 36
Esau was important enough in God’s eyes to have all of his descendants listed in the Bible. He was loved despite his sins and blessed beyond what was deserved. God is faithful even when we aren’t! Can you imagine the blessings He has in store for those who are faithful?
End Notes BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 22, Day 5: Genesis 36
Genesis lists the families not in the line of Messiah first. After this, we’ll hear no more of Esau and his line; it will be all about Jacob’s line.
Seir is the land south of the Dead Sea.
God blessed Esau because he was Abraham’s descendant and not for what he did. Again, God can do what He likes, even if we don’t agree with it. Kings came from Esau.
Fun Fact: Edom is mentioned more than 130 times in the Bible.
- (Numbers 20:21). Edomites made Moses and the Israelites go around their land.
- God protected the Edomites (Deuteronomy 23:7).
- Edom was subject to Jacob/Israel as foretold by Isaac (1 Samuel 14:47), at least for a little while (2 Kings 8:16-22).
- Both Jeremiah and Ezekiel spoke agains Edom (Jeremiah 49:17-18) (Ezekiel 25:12-14).
- Obadiah prophesied against Edom and today, this prophecy is true. It is mostly empty.
It’s cool to see history played out.