Definition of Edomite in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈiːdəmʌɪt


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.
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  • 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.

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