a. Intermarriage. Starting in verse 20 we have a list of Seir the Horite’s family. Why is this here? There are several reasons. First, you might have noticed some familiar people. Verse 22 mentions Lotan who had a sister named Timna. So Eliphaz’s concubine Timna was a Horite. Hopefully, you noticed the names Anah, Zibeon and Oholibamah. Yes, one of Esau’s wives was a Horite. So one of the reasons why this list is here is because it is a record of how these two Horite women ended up in Esau’s family. b. Dispossessed. A second reason for this list is that these were the inhabitants of the land before Esau moved his family there. We read the list of the families and at the end we have the seven chiefs or the military/political leaders of this people. Why is this significant? Look at Deuteronomy chapter 2. “Then we turned and journeyed into the wilderness in the direction of the Red Sea, as the Lord told me. And for many days we traveled around Mount Seir. 2 Then the Lord said to me, 3 ‘You have been traveling around this mountain country long enough. Turn northward 4 and command the people, “You are about to pass through the territory of your brothers, the people of Esau, who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you. So be very careful. 5 Do not contend with them, for I will not give you any of their land, no, not so much as for the sole of the foot to tread on, because I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession.” Then skip down to verse 21-22. “but the Lord destroyed them before the Ammonites, and they dispossessed them and settled in their place, 22 as he did for the people of Esau, who live in Seir, when he destroyed the Horites before them and they dispossessed them and settled in their place even to this day.” An so we have in the list of the Horite people the original inhabitants that Esau and his family destroyed and kicked out of the land.