Bible Commentaries
Genesis 26

Barnes' Notes on the Whole BibleBarnes' Notes

Verses 1-35

Esau at forty years of age forms matrimonial connections with the Hittites. Heth was the second son of Kenaan, and had settled in the hills about Hebron. Esau had got acquainted with this tribe in his hunting expeditions. From their names we learn that they spoke the same language with himself. They belonged to a family far gone in transgression and apostasy from God. The two wives chosen from such a stock were a source of great grief to the parents of Esau. The choice manifested his tolerance at least of the carnal, and his indifference to the spiritual.

Bibliographical Information
Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Genesis 26". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". 1870.