Introduction to Genesis Chapter 36

This chapter gives us a genealogical account of Esau's family, of his wives and sons, with whom he removed from Seir, Genesis 36:1; of his sons' sons, or grandsons, who were dukes in the land of Edom,

Genesis 36:11; after which is inserted a genealogy of Seir the Horite, into whose family Esau married, and of his children, and the dukes among them, Genesis 36:20; then follows a list of the kings of Edom, before there were any in Israel, Genesis 36:31; and the chapter is closed with a brief narration of the dukes of Esau, according to their families, Genesis 36:40.