“These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. These are the chiefs of the Horites, the sons of Seir in the land of Edom. The sons of Lotan were Hori and Heman. Lotan’s sister was Timna. These are the sons of Shobal: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam. These are the sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah. This Anah found the hot springs in the wilderness, as he pastured the donkeys of his father Zibeon. These are the children of Anah: Dishon and Oholibamah daughter of Anah. These are the sons of Dishon: Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran. These are the sons of Ezer: Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan. These are the sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran. These are the chiefs of the Horites. The chiefs were Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. These are the chiefs of the Horites, according to their clans in the land of Seir.”
The Horites seem to be a branch of the Hivites. Seir is both a leader and the name of a place, where Esau was living. They seem to inter-marry with Esau and the Edomites. Seir had seven sons.
1) Lotan’s sons were Hori and Heman. The sister of Lotan was Timna, the concubine of Eliphaz, the son of Esau.
2) Shobal’s sons were Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.
3) Zibeon’s sons were Aiah and Anah, who found springs in the wilderness. Anah is both the name of the son of Zibeon and Zibeon’s brother.
4) Anah’s son was Dishon and his sister Oholibamah married Esau. Once again, Dishon is listed as the son of Anah and his brother.
5) Dishon’s sons were Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran.
6) Ezer’s sons were Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan.
7) Dishan’s sons were Uz and Aran. Uz is a name connected with Aram and a place.
Most of the other names only appear here. This appears to be an attempt to show how Esau and the others lived in Edom.