And when he saw them, Jacob said, “This is the camp of God!” And he called the name of that place Mahanaim. Then Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother, to the land of Seir, the territory of Edom.
So Esau dwelled in the hill country of Seir (Esau, that is Edom).
From Kadesh Moses sent messengers to the king of Edom: “Thus your brother Israel has said, ‘You know all the hardship that has found us; our ancestors went down to Egypt, and we lived in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians mistreated us and our ancestors. Then we cried to Yahweh, and …
So David made a name for himself when he returned from defeating Aram in the Valley of Salt, eighteen thousand. He put garrisons in Edom; all over Edom he put garrisons, and all of Edom became servants of David. Yahweh protected David wherever he went.