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Dumah (Place)
Dumah
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Dumah (Place)
DUMAH (PLACE) [Heb dûmâ (דּוּמָה)]. The Hebrew word appears twice in Psalms (94:17; 115:17) as a designation for the netherworld. Some infer that the word in this context means the “silence of the grave”—a metaphor for Sheol. Dahood (Psalms II AB, 349–50), however, prefers to identify Dumah with the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dumah (Place)
Dumah (Place). 1. Region of the 12 tribes of Ishmael (Gn 25:14; 1 Chr 1:30) where there were a number of oases; identified with el-Jôf, modern Dumat el-Jendel. This place was located about three-fourths of the way from Damascus to Medina.2. Town in the highlands allotted to Judah’s tribe for an inheritance
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dumah
Dumah doo̅ʹmə [Heb. dûmâ—‘silence’]. The name of a person and a place (or two places). Dumah is mentioned as a son of Ishmael (Gen. 25:14; 1 Ch. 1:30). Since many of the names in context are eponymous, it is generally assumed that Dumah is the ancestor of a tribe, and attempts have been made to locate
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dumah (Place)
DUMAH (Place)1. Region of the 12 tribes of Ishmael (Gn 25:14; 1 Chr 1:30) where there were a number of oases; identified with el-Jof, modern Dumat el-Jendel. This place was located about three-fourths of the way from Damascus to Medina.2. Town in the highlands allotted to Judah’s tribe for an inheritance
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Dumah
Dumah (doo´muh; Heb., “silence”).1 A son of Ishmael (Gen. 25:14; 1 Chron. 1:30), possibly resident in south-central Arabia at modern Dumat al-Ghandal (el-Jof).2 A city in the south-central hills of Canaan, probably modern Khirbet Danmah, six miles southwest of Hebron (Josh. 15:52).3 The subject of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dumah
DUMAH1. A son of Ishmael and the presumed ancestor of a tribe in Arabia (Gen 25:14; 1 Chr 1:30), which gave its name to an oasis now called Dumat ej-Jendel, capital of the district known as the Jauf. Dumah lies about halfway between the Gulf of Aqabah and Kuwait on the Persian Gulf. It seems to be the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Dumah
DUMAH. 1. Son of Ishmael and founder of an Arab community (Gn. 25:14; 1 Ch. 1:30). These descendants gave their name to Dumah, capital of a district known as the Jawf, about halfway across N Arabia between Palestine and S Babylonia. Dumah is modern Arabic Dûmat-al-Jandal, and the Adummatu of Assyrian
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Dumah (Place)
Dumah (Heb. dûmâ) (PLACE)1. A city in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:52), identified with modern Khirbet ed-Deir Dômeh (148093), ca. 10 km. (6.5 mi.) SW of Hebron.2. A prosperous district and oasis in north central Arabia, Dumat al-Jandal (modern al-Jawf) in the Wadi Sirḥan along the major
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dumah (Place)
DUMAH [dōōˊmə] (Heb. dûmâ “silence”) (PLACE). A city in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:52), identified with contemporary Deir ed-Dômeh, about 10 km. (6.5 mi.) southwest of Hebron.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Dumah
Du´mah (silence).1. A son of Ishmael, most probably the founder of the Ishmaelite tribe of Arabia, and thence the name of the principal place or district inhabited by that tribe. Gen. 25:14; 1 Chron. 1:30; Isa. 21:11.2. A city in the mountainous district of Judah, near Hebron, Josh. 15:52, represented
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Dumah
DU´MAH (dūʹma; “silence”).1. A son of Ishmael, most probably the founder of an Ishmaelite tribe of Arabia, and so giving a name to the principal place or district inhabited by that tribe (Gen. 25:14; 1 Chron. 1:30; Isa. 21:11, marg.).2. A town in Judah (Josh. 15:52), the same as Daumeh, about ten
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Dumah
Dumahsilence, (comp. Ps. 94:17), the fourth son of Ishmael; also the tribe descended from him; and hence also the region in Arabia which they inhabited (Gen. 25:14; 1 Chr. 1:30).There was also a town of this name in Judah (Josh. 15:52), which has been identified with ed-Domeh, about 10 miles southwest