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Dumah (descendant of Ishmael)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
DUMAH (PERSON) [Heb dûmâ (דּוּמָה)]. A son of Ishmael (Gen 25:14; 1 Chr 1:30). In all probability, this “Dumah” refers to the district and oasis town in N central Saudi Arabia near the S end of the Wadi Sirhan. An oracle against this town and its relation to the Kedarite tribal confederacy is perhaps
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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. 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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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