Basemath, Daughter of Elon
Basemath, Daughter of Elon (בָּשְׂמַת, bosmath). A wife of Esau (Gen 26:34). Basemath is identified as a Hittite (meaning a Canaanite; see Deut 7:1) who, along with Judith, made Rebekah’s life miserable (Gen 26:35; 27:46). Basemath may be the same “daughter of Elon” called Adah in Gen 36:2, 4, 10, 16.
Basemath, Daughter of Ishmael
Basemath, Daughter of Ishmael (בָּשְׂמַת, bosmath). A wife of Esau (Gen 36:3–4, 10, 13, 17). When Esau realized his Canaanite wives displeased his parents, he married his cousin, the daughter of his uncle Ishmael (Gen 28:9). In that passage, the woman is called Mahalath and is also identified as the