Zibeon

Zibeon

(zĭb`ēən), in the Bible. 1 Grandfather of Esau's wife Aholibamah. 2 Son of Seir and father of Anah. They may be the same person.
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However, when the Bible details the genealogy of Esau's descendants in Genesis 36, it gives other names for Esau's wives--Adah daughter of Elon the Hittite, Oholibamah daughter of Anah daughter of Zibeon the Hivite, and Basemath daughter of Ishmael (Gen.
Basemath daughter of Elon the Oholibamah daughter of Anah Hittite daughter of Zibeon the Hivite 3.
Oholibamah daughter of Anah daughter of Zibeon the Hivite was previously referred to as Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite because Esau called her Judith to trick his father Isaac into believing that she had rejected idolatry.
When the Bible lists Esau's wives in Genesis 36, it states: Esau took his wives from among the Canaanite women--Adah daughter of Elon the Hittite, Oholibamah daughter of Anah daughter of Zibeon the Hivite, and Basemath daughter of Ishmael (Gen.
Secondly, if Oholibamah and Judith are one and the same, why is Oholibamah's lineage given as daughter of Anah daughter of Zibeon the Hivite and Judith's lineage as daughter of Beeri the Hittite?
However, as mentioned above, Rashi's as sumption that Oholibamah was identical with Judith has still to explain why Judith is called the daughter of Beeri the Hittite while Oholibamah's lineage makes her the daughter of Anah daughter of Zibeon the Hivite.
Luria offers another explanation as to why Esau's wife she is referred to as a daughter of Beeri the Hittite when she is called Judith, and as a daughter of Anah daughter of Zibeon the Hivite when called Oholibamah.
In the sixth year of Jacob's stay in Haran, Esau married Oholibamah daughter of Anah daughter of Zibeon the Hivite.
In summation, Nahmanides understands that Esau took five wives: Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite, Adah daughter of Elon the Hittite, Oholibamah daughter of Anah daughter of Zibeon the Hivite, and Mahalath/Basemath daughter of Ishmael.
(3.) Kimhi writes that just as all three of Esau's wives had two names, so did Zibeon (who was also called Beeri).
36:20) and also as a son of Zibeon the son of Seir (Gen.