After a short hiatus, we are now resuming our following of this study in Genesis by KD Manes. Blessings and enjoy.
Oholibamah. Try saying that 10 times fast! Who was Oholibamah? She was one of two Hittite women that Esau—Jacob’s twin brother—married according to Genesis 36.
Even though intermarriage with the Canaanites was strictly forbidden by his family, Esau defies his parents’ religious principles when he marries two idolatrous Hittites. Isaac and Rebekah are miserable with this arrangement (26:35). So Esau decides to add a third wife. But this time he’d marry Basemath, an Ishmael descendant (28:9).
You may read the list of Esau’s descendants here: Bible Gateway……read the rest of the post here: Esau’s Descendants, Genesis 36
June 24, 2016 at 18:22
After feeling more comfortable in the Old Testament from a really good Bible course I actually prefer to preach on these kinds of texts. They are not as well know and I can really draw people into the richness they possess.
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June 24, 2016 at 18:32
That’s quite an interesting perspective, Keith. I agree, it is very rich and complex. I personally still have much study to do there. That’s one reason I have so enjoyed KD’s study on Genesis. Thanks, brother for reading and commenting