Chapter 35:Yahqob’s Return to Bethyl
1 Then Yah said to Yahqob, “Arise, go up to Bethyl and dwell there and make an altar there to Yah who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother”. 2 And Yahqob said to his household and to all who were with him. “Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves and change your garments”. 3 “Then let us arise and go up to Bethyl and I will make an altar there to Yah who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me in the way which I have gone”. 4 So they gave Yahqob all the foreign gods which were in their hands and the earrings which were in their ears and Yahqob hid them under the terebinth tree which was by Shechem. 5 So they journeyed and the terror of Yah was upon the cities that were all around them and they did not pursue the sons of Yahqob. 6 So Yahqob came to Luz (that is, Bethyl) which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him. 7 And he built an altar there and called the place YL Bethyl (literally Power of the House of Power or Yah) because there Yah appeared to him when he fled from the face of his brother. 8 Now Deborah, Ribqahyah’s nurse died and she was buried below Bethyl under the terebinth tree. So the name of it was called Allon Bachuth (literally Terebinth of Weeping). 9 Then Yah appeared to Yahqob again when he came from Padan Aram and blessed him. 10 And Yah said to him, “Your name is Yahqob. Your name shall not be called Yahqob anymore but Ysrayl shall be your name.” So He called his name Ysrayl. 11 Also Yah said to him: “I am Yah Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you and kings shall come from your body”. 12 “The land which I gave Abraham and Yitzshaq, I give to you and to your descendants after you, I give this land”. 13 Then Yah went up from him in the place where He talked with him. 14 So Yahqob set up a pillar in the place where He talked with Him, a pillar of stone and he poured a drink offering on it and he poured oil on it. 15 And Yahqob called the name of the place where Yah spoke with him, Bethyl.
Death of Rachyl
16 Then they journeyed from Bethyl. And when there was but a little distance to go to Ephrath, Rachyl labored in childbirth and she had hard labor. 17 Now it came to pass, when she was in hard labor that the midwife said to her, “Do not fear. You will have this son also”. 18 And so it was, as her soul was departing (for she died) that she called his name Ben-Oni (literally son of my sorrow) but his father called him Benyamin (Son of the right hand). 19 So Rachyl died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is Bethlehem). 20 And Yahqob set a pillar on her grave which is the pillar of Rachyl’s grave to this day. 21 Then Ysrayl journeyed and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Eder. 22 And it happened, when Ysrayl dwelt in that land that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine and Ysrayl heard about it.
Yahqob’s Twelve Sons
Now the sons of Yahqob were twelve: 23 The sons of Leyah were Reuben, Yahqob’s firstborn, Simeon, Levi, Yahudah (Judah), Issachar and Zebulon. 24 The sons of Rachyl were Yoseph and Benyamin. 25 The sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s maidservant were Dan and Naphtali. 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leyah’s maidservant were Gad and Asher. These were the sons of Yahqob who were born to him in Padan Aram.
Death of Yitzshaq
27 Then Yahqob came to his father Yitzshaq at Mamre or Kiryath Arba (Town of Arba) (that is, Hebron) where Abraham and Yitzshaq had dwelt. 28 Now the days of Yitzshaq were one hundred and eighty years. 29 So Yitzshaq breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people being old and full of days. And his sons Esau and Yahqob buried him.
Chapter 36: The Family of Esau
1 Now this is the genealogy of Esau, who is Edom. 2 Esau took his wives from the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite. 3 And Basemath, Ishmayl’s daughter, sister of Nebayoth. 4 Now Adah bore Eliphaz to Esau and Basemath bore Reuyl. 5 And Aholibamah bore Yeush, Yaalam and Korah. These were the sons of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan. 6 Then Esau took his wives, his sons, his daughters and all the persons of his household, his cattle and all his animals and all his goods which he had gained in the land of Canaan and went to a country away from the presence of his brother Yahqob. 7 For their possessions were too great for them to dwell together and the land where they were strangers could not support them because of their livestock. 8 So Esau dwelt in Mount Seir. Esau is Edom. 9 And this is the genealogy of Esau the father of the Edomites in Mount Seir. 10 These were the names of Esau’s sons: Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau and Reuyl the son of Basemath the wife of Esau. 11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho (spelled Zephi in 1 Chronicles 1:36), Gatam and Kenaz. 12 Now Timna was the concubine of Eliphaz, Esau’s son and she bore Amalek to Eliphaz. These were the sons of Adah, Esau’s wife. 13 These were the sons of Reuyl: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These were the sons of Basemath, Esau’s wife. 14 These were the sons of Aholibamah, Esau’s wife, the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon. And she bore to Esau: Yeush, Yaaalam and Korah.
The Chiefs of Edom
15 These were the chiefs of the sons of Esau. The sons of Eliphaz, the firstborn son of Esau, were Chief Teman, Chief Omar, Chief Zepho, Chief Kenaz 16 Chief Korah, Chief Gatam and Chief Amalek. These were the chiefs of Eliphaz in the land of Edom. They were the sons of Adah. 17 These were the sons of Reuyl, Esau’s son: Chief Nahath, Chief Zerah, Chief Shammah and Chief Mizzah. These were the chiefs of Reuyl in the land of Edom. These were the sons of Basemath, Esau’s wife. 18 And these were the sons of Aholibamah, Esau’s wife: Chief Yeush, Chief Yaalam and Chief Korah. These were the chiefs who descended from Aholibamah, Esau’s wife, the daughter of Anah. 19 These were the sons of Esau, who is Edom and these were their chiefs.
The Sons of Seir
20 These were the sons of Seir the Horite who inhabited the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah 21 Dishon, Ezer and Dishan. These were the chiefs of the Horites, the sons of Seir in the land of Edom. 22 And the sons of Lotan were Hori and Hemam (spelled Homam in 1 Chronicles 1:39). Lotan’s sister was Timna. 23 And the sons of Shobal: Alvan (spelled Alian in 1 Chronicles 1:40), Manahath, Ebal, Shepho (spelled Shephi in 1 Chronicles 1:40). 24 These were the sons of Zibeon: both Ayah and Anah. This was Anah who found the water (hot springs) in the wilderness as he pastured the donkeys of his father Zibeon. 25 These were the children of Anah: Dishon and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah. 26 These were the sons of Dishon (Hebrew Dishan): Hemdan (spelled Hamran in 1 Chronicles 1:41), Eshban, Ithran and Cheran. 27 These were the sons of Ezer: Bilhan, Zaavan and Akan (spelled Yaakan in 1 Chronicles 1:42). 28 These were the sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran. 29 These were the chiefs of the Horites: Chief Lotan, Chief Shobal, Chief Zibeon, Chief Anah 30 Chief Dishon, Chief Ezer and Chief Dishan. These were the chiefs of the Horites according to their chiefs in the land of Seir.
The Kings of Edom
31 Now these were the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Ysrayl: 32 Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom and the name of his city was Dinhabah. 33 And when Bela died, Yobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his place. 34 When Yobab died, Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his place. 35 And when Husahm died, Hadad the son of Bedad who attacked Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his place. And the name of his city was Avith. 36 When Hadad died, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place. 37 And when Hadad died, Shaul of Rehoboth-by-the-River reigned in his place. 38 When Shaul died, Baal-Hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his place. 39 And when Baal-Hanan the son of Achbor died, Hadar (spelled Hadad in 1 Chronicles 1:50) reigned in his place and the name of his city was Pau (spelled Pai in 1 Chronicles 1:50). His wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
The Chiefs of Esau
40 And these were the names of the chiefs of Esau according to their families and their places by their names: Chief Timnah, Chief Alvah (spelled Aliah in 1 Chronicles 1:51), Chief Yetheth 41 Chief Aholibamah, Chief Elah, Chief Pinon 42 Chief Kenaz, Chief Teman, Chief Mibzar 43 Chief Magdiel and Chief Iram. These were the chiefs of Edom according to their dwelling places in the land of their possession. Esau was the father of the Edomites.