Definition of Edomite in English:
A member of an ancient people living in Edom, a region south of the Dead Sea, in biblical times, traditionally believed to be descended from Esau.
- It was a region populated by Edomites who had been forced by the Maccabees to convert to Judaism.
- The Edomites sided with the Babylonians under King Nebuchadnezzar when they conquered Judah and devastated Jerusalem.
- Apparently the only nations descended from Sarah and Abraham were the Hebrews, the Ishmaelites, the Midianites, and the Edomites.
Definition of Edomite in:
- US English dictionary
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