silence, (comp. Ps. 94:17), the fourth son of Ishmael; also the tribe descended from him; and hence also the region in Arabia which they inhabited (Gen. 25:14; 1 Chr. 1:30). There was also a town of this name in Judah (Josh. 15:52), which has been identified with ed-Domeh, about 10 miles southwest of Hebron. The place mentioned in the "burden" of the prophet Isaiah (21:11) is Edom or Idumea.
Amzi lay looking at it, until it seemed a path of glory leading, for dumah's feet, through the window and up to heaven.
Because dumah might die, and could not say the words any more.
Ere another day had passed he, too, might be called upon to undergo dumah's fate.
"I promise you," smiled Amzi, and dumah left the room contented.
His first impulse was to rush in and batter at the door of dumah's cell; his second, to call words of comfort through the wall.
If dumah were delivered it must be by stratagem; and yet what stratagem could be employed?
Not for those who dwelt in shadowed dumah was the clear light of Hebrew prophecy.
Yusuf and Amzi became greatly alarmed for the safety of dumah.
Oh, why does not he whom dumah sees in his dreams come to raise him!
He goes here and there, and people are kind to him—because dumah sings, you know, and only angels sing.