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Dishon (Gen 36:20)1

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Father*Seir the Horrite (Gen 36)1
RelationshipDistant relative of Robert Michael Damon
Dishon (Gen 36:20) was the son of Seir the Horrite (Gen 36).1
Several names in Genesis 36 seem to be duplicated. Verse 20-21 lists as the Sons of Seir the Horite the names Zebeon, Anah, and Dishon. Verse 24 list another Anah as the son of Zebeon. Verse 25 list as childern of Anah (presumably the son of Seir, not Zebeon): Dishon and Oholibamah. Verse 2 also mentioned that Anah, the son of Zebeon had a daughter Oholibamah, who married Esau. Thus is appear that we have 2 Anah's (1: son of Seir, and 2: son of Zebeon the son of Seir), 2 Dishon's (1: son of Seir, 2: son of Anah the son of Seir) and 2 Oholibamah's (1: daughter of Anah, the son of Zebeon, and 2: daughter of Anah, the son of Seir). That there were two seperate Oholibamah is supported by the specific mention that Esau's wife Oholibamah was the Granddaughter of Zibeon, apperently in an attempt to clearify which one is being mentioned.2

4 Children of Dishon (Gen 36:20)

ChartsDescendant Chart for God
Indented Descendant Chart of God

Scriptures (References)

Book VerseTitle
Book of Genesis in the BibleGenesis 36:1-30Esau’s Descendants.
Book of 1 Chronicles in the Bible1 Chronicles 1:38-42The People of Seir in Edom.
Last Edited3 Jul 2018


  1. [S3] International Bible Society, editor, The Holy Bible, New International Version (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1984), Gen 36:21. Hereinafter cited as NIV.
  2. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, Gen 36.
  3. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, 1 Chron 1:41.