SEV Biblia, Chapter 36:24 Y los hijos de Zibeón fueron Aja, y Aná. Este Aná es el que inventó los mulos en el desierto, cuando apacentaba los asnos de Zibeón su padre.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Genesis 36:24 Verse 24. This was that Anah that found the mules in the wilderness] The words µmyh ta eth kaiyemim, here translated mules, has given rise to a great variety of conjectures and discordant opinions. St. Jerome, who renders it aquas calidas, warm springs, or hot baths, says there are as many opinions concerning it as there are commentators.
The Septuagint has ton iamein, which seems to be the name of a man; but this is expressed in a great variety of ways in different MSS. of that version.
The Syriac renders it mayÇ, waters; the author of this version having read in the Hebrew copy from which he translated. µym mayim, waters, for µmy yemim, the two first letters being transposed.
Onkelos translates the word ayrbg gibbaraiya, giants, or strong or powerful men.
The Samaritan text has [Samaritan] haaimim, and the Samaritan version [Samaritan] am aimai, the Emim, a warlike people, bordering upon the Horites.
The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel paraphrases the place thus: ""This is the Anah who united the onager with the tame ass, and in process of time he found mules produced by them."" R. D. Kimchi says, that ""Zibeon was both the father and brother of Anah; and this Anah, intent on heterogeneous mixtures, caused asses and horses to copulate, and so produced mules."" R. S. Jarchi is of the same opinion. See his comment on this place.
Bochart believes the Emim are meant; and argues forcibly, 1. That axm matsa, he found, never signifies to invent, but rather the meeting with or happening on a thing which already exists. 2. That mules are never called µmy yemim in the Scriptures, but µydrp peradim. 3. That Anah fed ASSES only, not horses. And, 4. That there is no mention of mules in Palestine till the days of David. From the whole he concludes that the Emim are meant, with whom Anah fought; and he brings many places of Scripture where the same form of expression, he or they found, signifies the onset to battle, Judg. i. 5; 1 Sam. xxxi. 3; 1 Kings xiii. 24; 2 Chron. xxii. 8; Num. xxxv. 27; chap. iv. 14; with many others. See the Hierozoicon, vol. i., cap. 21, p. 23S., edit. 1692.
Gusset, in Comment. Heb. Ling., examines what Bochart has asserted, and supposes that mules, not the Emim, were found by Anah.
Wagenseil would credit what Bochart has asserted, did not stronger reasons lead him to believe that the word means a sort of plant! From the above opinions and versions the reader may choose which he likes best, or invent one for himself. My own opinion is, that mules were not known before the time of Anah; and that he was probably the first who coupled the mare and ass together to produce this mongrel, or the first who met with creatures of this race in some very secluded part of the wilderness. Is it not probable that from this Anah, or hn[ enah, the Enetae derived at least their fabulous origin, whom Homer mentions as famous for their race of wild mules? paflagonwn dĆ hgeito pulaimeneov lasion khr, ex enetwn, dqen hmionwn genov agroterawn.IL., lib. ii., v. 852.
The Paphlagonians Pylaemenes rules, Where rich HENETIA breeds her SAVAGE MULES. POPE.
The Enetae or Henetae, who were a people contiguous to Paphlagonia, Cappadocia, and Galatia, might have derived their origin from this Anah, or Henah, out of which the enetoi of the ancient Greek writers might have been formed; and according to Theophrastus, Strabo, and Plutarch, the first mules were seen among these people. See Ludov, Deuteronomy Dieu and Scheuchzer.
Matthew Henry Commentary Esau and his descendants.
--The registers in this chapter show the faithfulness of God to his promise to Abraham. Esau is here called Edom, that name which kept u the remembrance of his selling his birth-right for a mess of pottage Esau continued the same profane despiser of heavenly things. In outwar prosperity and honour, the children of the covenant are often behind and those that are out of the covenant get the start. We may suppose in a trial to the faith of God's Israel, to hear of the pomp and power of the kings of Edom, while they were bond-slaves in Egypt; but those tha look for great things from God, must be content to wait for them; God' time is the best time. Mount Seir is called the land of their possession. Canaan was at this time only the land of promise. Seir wa in the possession of the Edomites. The children of this world have their all in hand, and nothing in hope, Lu 16:25; while the children of God have their all in hope, and next to nothing in hand. But, all things considered, it is beyond compare better to have Canaan in promise, than mount Seir in possession __________________________________________________________________
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