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The names of Esau's wives seem to conflict with those at Genesis 26:34 and Genesis 28:9. However, it was not uncommon for a person to be known by one name early in life and another later in life (Abram: Abraham, Sarai: Sarah, Jacob: Israel). Possibly women were called by new names after marriage. Therefore, probably Adah, Aholibamah and Bashemath (in this record) were the same women as Bashemath and Judith (Genesis 26:34) and Mahalath (Genesis 28:9), respectively. Another explanation may be that Esau actually had six wives. A final possibility may be the names in one case are those in the native tongues of the women and in the other case are their Hebrew names.
KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8