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An Edomite chief as well as the fourth son of Eliphaz and the grandson of Esau (Gen 36:11–16; 1 Chr 1:36).
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GATAM (PERSON) [Heb gaʿtām (גַּעְתָּם)]. One of the sons of Eliphaz who stemmed from the marriage between Esau and Adah (Gen 36:11; 1 Chr 1:36). According to Gen 36:16, he was considered to be one of the Edomite “tribal chiefs” (ʾallūpı̂m), i.e., a clan of the Edomite-Esauite tribe Eliphaz. The meaning
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