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 36:24
 36:25
36:24 These are the children of Tziv'on: Ayah and Anah. Anah was the one who discovered [how to breed] mules in the desert when he was tending the donkeys for his father Tziv'on.
Ve'eleh vney-Tsiv'on ve'Ayah va'Anah hu Anah asher matsa et-hayemim bamidbar bir'oto et-haChamorim le-Tsiv'on aviv.
36:25 These are the children of Anah: Dishon and Oholibamah daughter of Anah.
Ve'eleh vney-Anah Dishon ve'Aholivamah bat-Anah.



Commentary:

Ayah
  See 1 Chronicles 1:40. Others, however, have the name here as V'ayah or Fayah (Rashbam; Ibn Ezra).

Anah
  See notes on Genesis 36:2, 36:24.

mules
  (Pesachim 54b; Chullin 7b; Yerushalmi Berakhoth 8:5; Rashi). The mule is a crossbreed between a horse and a donkey. Yemim in Hebrew. Others identify the Yemim with the Emim (Genesis 14:5), and translate the verse, 'who encountered giants' (Onkelos; cf. Ibn Ezra, Ramban. Also see Sefer HaYashar, p. 97). The Vulgate translates yemim as 'hot springs,' and the Syriac renders it as water or springs, but there is no support for this in Judaic sources. (Also see Or Yashar, Siddur Ramak, Amud HaTorah 11). The Septuagint leaves the word untranslated.

Anah
  If Anah son of Seir and Anah son of Tziv'on are two different individuals, this is most probably the former.

Dishon
  See Genesis 36:21.

Oholibamah
  Esau's wife; Genesis 36:2.





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