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An Edomite chief (Gen 36:40; 1 Chr 1:51). He may be the same person as Alvan, son of Shobal (Gen 36:23; 1 Chr 1:40).
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ALVAH (PERSON) [Heb ʿalwâ (עַלְוָה)]. Var. ALIAH. One of the tribal chiefs of Edom/Esau, according to the list of the chiefs in Gen 36:40–43 (= 1 Chr 1:51b–54). The two variant forms of this name (ʿalwâ in Gen 36:40; ʿalyâ in 1 Chr 1:51 [but note Qere ʿlwh!]), along with the two variant forms of the
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ALIAH<a-li’-a> ( עַלְיָה [̀alyah]): One of the dukes, or heads of thousands of Edom (1 Chronicles 1:51). In Genesis 36:40 the name is Alvah ( עַלְוָה [̀alwah]), the only difference being the change of the weaker ו [w], of Genesis to the somewhat stronger, י [y], of the later Chronicles, a change