Why does the Torah discuss the generations of other nations, e.g. Edom?


Da'as Zekenim: It is to make known Seder Olam (chronicles).


Moshav Zekenim (Bereishis 43:7): Yisrael may not take land of Edom, so we must know who is from Edom. 1


So R. Yehudah ha'Chasid answered a challenge to his assertion that among any three [consecutive] verses, we learn Halachos, Isur or Heter. Refer to 41:1:153:1.

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