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Dedan (Place)
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A settlement in northwestern Arabia known for being a center for trade and commerce (Ezek 27:20; 38:13). The reference to Dedan in Ezek 25:13 suggests the site served as a convenient landmark to allude to the far southeastern extent of the territory of Edom (in contrast with the region of Teman marking the northern extent of Edom’s territory). Dedan is also associated with Edom in Jer 49:8. Like Tema, Dedan was located at a desert oasis. The desert cities of Tema and Dedan are mentioned together in Jer 25:23 and Isa 21:13–14. The names for many places in Arabia, including Dedan and Tema, appear in the lists of the descendants of Abraham through his concubine Keturah (Gen 25:1–6) or through his son Ishmael (Gen 25:12–15). Genesis 26:5 indicates that Abraham sent his sons by Keturah away eastward, the direction of the Arabian desert.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Dedan, City of
Dedan, City of (דְּדָן‎, dedan). A settlement in northwestern Arabia known for being a center for trade and commerce (Ezek 27:20; 38:13). The reference to Dedan in Ezek 25:13 suggests the site served as a convenient landmark to allude to the far southeastern extent of the territory of Edom (in contrast
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Dedan (Place)
DEDAN (PLACE) [Heb dĕdān (דְּדָן)]. DEDANITE. An important commercial settlement located at one of the major oases in NW Arabia (Gen 10:7; Gen 25:3). The town has been identified with the ruins of Khuraybah just N of the modern village of al-ʿUla in the Ḥijāz (26°41´N; 38°1.5´E). During the 6th century
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dedan (Place)
Dedan (Place). Region located in the Arabian peninsula. The Dedanites were listed among those who rejoiced at the downfall of Israel during the time of the Babylonian captivity. Jeremiah and Ezekiel foretold Dedan’s approaching destruction “by the sword” (Ez 25:13; 38:13; Jer 25:23; 49:8). Apparently
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dedan
Dedan dēʹdən; DEDANITES dēʹd̄ien-Īts [Heb. deḏān, deḏānîm]. An Arabian people or peoples. According to Gen. 10:7, Dedan was descended from Ham through Cush and Raamah and was the brother of Sheba. The identifiable names in the immediate context are generally located in the southern part
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dedan (Place)
DEDAN (Place) Region located in the Arabian Peninsula. The Dedanites were listed among those who rejoiced at the downfall of Israel during the time of the Babylonian captivity. Jeremiah and Ezekiel foretold Dedan’s approaching destruction (Jer 25:23; 49:8; Ez 25:13; 38:13). Apparently the Dedanites were
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Dedan
Dedan (dee´duhn), the city and kingdom of the Dedanites, an Arabian people of unclear origin (Gen. 10:6–7; 25:1–3). Al-‘Ula, an oasis about fifty miles southwest of Tema, was central to Dedan’s far-reaching commercial activities, which included trade with Tyre (Ezek. 27:20). The prophets denounced Dedan
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Dedan
DEDAN. A city and people of NW *Arabia, famous for its role in the caravan trade (Is. 21:13; Ezk. 27:20—the reference in MT of v. 20 is probably due to a textual error—cf. rsv), since it lay on the well-known ‘incense route’ from S Arabia to Syria and the Mediterranean. It is mentioned in close association
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Dedan
Dedan (Heb. dĕḏān)Name given to the al-ʾUla oasis in northwest Arabia, ca. 300 km. (186 mi.) NNW of Medina, as confirmed by its presence (Ddn) in the funerary inscription (JS 138) of “Kabarʾil, son of Mataʿʾil, king of Dedan” found there by the Dominican fathers Antonin J. Jaussen and Raphael Savignac
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dedan
Dedan [dēˊdən] (Heb. deḏān). A people in southern Arabia descending from Ham via Cush (Gen. 10:7), or in northern Arabia descending from Abraham and Keturah via Jokshan (25:3). It is quite possible that the Dedanites are a mixture of two different tribes (cf. 1 Chr. 1:9, 32, where the two traditions
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Dedan
DEDAN A tribe living in northwest Arabia on the border of Edom (Jer 49:8; Ezek 25:13); it was well known for its caravans (Isa 21:13) and its trade with Tyre (Ezek 27:20). In the Table of Nations, the founder is the grandson of Noah’s youngest son, Ham (Gen 10:7; 1 Chr 1:9). Another Dedan is mentioned
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Dedan
DedanDedan (deeʹduhn), the city and kingdom of the Dedanites, an Arabian people of unclear origin (Gen. 10:6–7; 25:1–3). Al-‘Ula, an oasis ca. fifty miles southwest of Tema, was central to Dedan’s far-reaching commercial activities, which included trade with Tyre (Ezek. 27:20). The prophets denounced
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dedan
DEDAN [DEE dun] — the name of two men and a geographical region in the Bible:1. A descendant of Cush (Gen. 10:7; 1 Chr. 1:9).2. A son of Jokshan and a grandson of Abraham and Keturah (Gen. 25:3; 1 Chr. 1:32).3. A district near Edom and the Dead Sea (Jer. 25:23; Ezek. 25:13; 27:15).
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