Tema. Ninth son of Ishmael who became chief of a powerful nomadic tribe in the north Arabian wilderness (Gn 25:15; 1 Chr 1:30; Jer 25:23). The descendants of Tema were primarily caravan traders who controlled access to important routes across the desert (Jb 6:19). Tema was also associated with the territory
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tematēʹmə [Heb. têmāʾ, tēmāʾ]; NEB also TEMAN. Son of Ishmael, and a locality in Arabia named for a tribe descended from him (Gen. 25:15; 1 Ch. 1:30). Tema was one of the north Arabian regions against which Jeremiah prophesied (Jer. 25:23). Its desert setting is seen in Job 6:19, which alludes
TEMA (Place) Town generally identified with Teima’, an oasis located 200 miles (321.8 kilometers) north of Medina and 40 miles (64.4 kilometers) south of Dumah. Teima’ was located on an ancient caravan route that connected the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Aqaba. In prophetic literature Tema is mentioned
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Tema (tee´muh).1 The ninth-named son of Ishmael (Gen. 25:15; 1 Chron. 1:3). He is probably to be regarded as the ancestor of the tribe or people called Tema who are mentioned in Jer. 23:25, and so he would also be associated with 2.2 A location in northern Arabia, known for caravan traffic (Job 6:19)
TEMA. The name (Heb. tēmā’) of the son and descendants of Ishmael (Gn. 25:15; 1 Ch. 1:30) and of the district they inhabited (Jb. 6:19). It is mentioned, with Dedan and Buz, as a remote place (Je. 25:23) and as an oasis in the desert on a main trade route through Arabia (Is. 21:14). Aramaic stelae
Tema (Heb. têmāʾ) (PLACE)A city in north Arabia (Isa. 21:14; Jer. 25:23) associated with a son of Ishmael (Gen. 25:15; 1 Chr. 1:30). Tema (TayMâʾ; modern Teimā, 360 km. [220 mi.] ESE of Aqaba) was an important commercial center located at the convergence of three important trade routes (Job 6:19).
Tema [tēˊmə] (Heb. têmā˒). A son of Ishmael (Gen. 25:15; 1 Chr. 1:30). The name also designates his descendants (who constituted an Arabian tribe) and their home in northwest Arabia (modern Teimā; Isa. 21:14; Jer. 25:23). This oasis, ca. 360 km. (220 mi.) eastsoutheast of modern Aqaba, was
TE´MA (tēʹma). The ninth son of Ishmael (Gen. 25:15; 1 Chron. 1:30); from whom came the tribe called after him, mentioned in Job 6:19; Jer. 25:23; also the land occupied by this tribe (Isa. 21:14). It denotes Taima in Arabia midway between Damascus and Mecca.
Tema—south; desert, one of the sons of Ishmael, and father of a tribe so called (Gen. 25:15; 1 Chr. 1:30; Job 6:19; Isa. 21:14; Jer. 25:23) which settled at a place to which he gave his name, some 250 miles south-east of Edom, on the route between Damascus and Mecca, in the northern part of the Arabian