Transnaming: Genesis 36:4-5

12 Jan

Hello again!

This is what God gave me today in His word:


And Adah bore to Esau, Eliphaz; Basemath bore Reuel; and Oholibamah bore Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These are the sons of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan. (Genesis 36:4-5)


Who were those who were being devoured; destroyed because of the sin we had hidden. Though we tried to do something to save ourselves, our hearts were still like ice. Yet still, God endeavored to save us; sending His one and only son to become a sacrifice for us. And indeed, by His death, the pleasant smell of His sacrifice came to God; making us friends of God and allowing us into the tent of the Most High.

Explanation of the transname:

Just to let you know real quick, because Moses never once gives us any idea in this chapter about in what order the children were born in, I decided against putting the names in the transname in the order they appear in the actual verses. — With that out of the way, here are the meanings of the names:

Esau: Doer

Adah: Ornament — Her and Esau had one kid:

Eliphaz: The endeavor of God

Basemath (no, I’m not kidding): Pleasant Smelling — Her and Esau had one kid:

Reuel: Friend of God

Oholibamah (say that three times fast): Tent Of The High Place — Her and Esau had three kids:

Jeush: he that is devoured – You’ve really got to feel bad for the poor kid, imagine getting called “he that is devoured.” Thank you, but I’ll stick with Joshua.

Jalam: Hidden

Korah: Ice

New Testament confirmation:

 12and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[f]to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:12-14)

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland


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