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Idumaea

or Idumea

[id-yoo-mee-uh] /ˌɪd yʊˈmi ə/
noun
1.
Greek name of Edom.
Related forms
Idumaean, Idumean, adjective, noun

Edom

[ee-duh m] /ˈi dəm/
noun
1.
Esau, the brother of Jacob.
2.
Greek Idumaea, Idumea. an ancient region between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba, bordering ancient Palestine.
3.
the kingdom of the Edomites located in this region.
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Edom

/ˈiːdəm/
noun
1.
a nomadic people descended from Esau
2.
the son of Esau, who was the supposed ancestor of this nation
3.
the ancient kingdom of this people, situated between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba
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