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[ee-duh m]
  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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Historical Examples of edom

  • Edom o' Gordon—Adam of Auchindoun—did his ruthless work in 1571.

    The Balladists

    John Geddie

  • These are surely the days of visitation for the pride of Edom.

  • The meaning of casting the shoe upon or over Edom is doubtful.

  • The war with Amalek succeeded the first; the embassy to Edom followed the second.

  • The Nitzab or Prfect of Edom was allowed the barren title of king.

British Dictionary definitions for edom


  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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