0 Who was Timnah?

Who was Timnah?


Eliphaz's concubine

These are the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz, Eliphaz... And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz.... Genesis 36:10-12

Eliphaz's son.

The sons of Esau; Eliphaz.....The sons of Eliphaz ... Timnah.... 1 Chronicles 1:35-36

Lotan's sister

These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land; Lotan ... and Lotan's sister was Timna. Genesis 36:20-22

The sons of Seir; Lotan ... and Timna was Lotan's sister. 1 Chronicles 1:38-39


Both of these verses come from lists of Esau's descendants, so it seems likely Timnah that refers to the same person.

Credit: All That's Wrong with the Bible: Contradictions, Absurdities, and More by Johan David Conner

1 comment
Mason G 9 months ago

I found a third Timna in Genesis 36! This Timna was Lotan's sister (v.22), Lotan being a son of Seir (v.20). So, Timna was a daughter of Seir. This Timna would've been completely unrelated to Eliphaz and would've been born a few generations before him.

There are also verses in 1 Chronicles chapter 1 that say the same thing. (v.38/39)

SW 9 months ago

Thanks again, SandColoredSky.

I've added these verses to the contradiction.

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