Gen 36:1

36:1 generations. With this genealogy, or account, of Esau, a new section of Genesis begins (2:4 note).

Esau (that is, Edom). “Edom,” derived from the Hebrew word for “red,” was another name for Esau (25:25; 25:30 and note). The term was also appropriate for the land of Edom, with its red sandstone formations and soil.