Now these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the son of Beor: and the name of his city was Dinhabah.
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George Leo Haydock
Israel. The same remark had been made in Genesis xxxvi. 31. It is wonderful that the author of this work gives us no further information, when so many revolutions had since occurred. (Calmet)
But he might content himself with repeating the words of Moses. (Haydock)
The eight kings here specified must have reigned each 50 years, which is not impossible. David conquered the country under Adad.