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Edomite Syllabification: E·dom·ite
Pronunciation: /ˈēdəˌmīt/

Definition of Edomite in English:


Of or relating to Edom, an ancient region south of the Dead Sea, or its people.


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A member of an ancient people living in Edom in biblical times, traditionally believed to be descended from Esau.
Example sentences
  • 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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