New Defender's Study Bible Notes
37:1 Jacob dwelt in the land. This is the termination of the long record of Jacob, which began at Genesis 25:19, and ends with Genesis 37:2: “These are the generations of Jacob.” He had evidently continued the account up to the burial of his father Isaac (Genesis 35:28-29). His brother Esau joined with him in the burial service, and evidently gave Jacob his own records at this time. Jacob incorporated these “generations of Esau” (Genesis 36) in his own record before he closed it.