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LOTAN (PERSON) [Heb lôṭān (לֹוטָן)]. A son of Seir “the Horite” (Gen 36:20, 22, 29; 1 Chr 1:38–9), the father of Hori and Heman, and the brother of Timna (Gen 36:22). See also SEIR. As can be concluded from the tribal leader (Heb ʾallûp) mentioned for Lotan and his brothers in Gen 36:29–30, the “sons
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lotan lōʹtan [Heb. lôṭān]. First son of Seir; a clan chief of the Horites (Gen. 36:20, 22, 29; 1 Ch. 1:38f), who were the inhabitants of Edom before it was occupied by the Edomites.Lotan was also the name of a serpent defeated by Baal in Canaanite mythology, probably the Ugaritic prototype of Leviathan.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
LO´TAN (lōʹtan). The first named son of Seir, the Horite, and a chief of Edom prior to the ascendency of the Esauites (Gen. 36:20, 29; 1 Chron. 1:38). His sons were Hori and Hemam (or Homam; Gen. 36:22; 1 Chron. 1:39), and through his sister, Timna, he was related to Eliphaz, Esau’s son (Gen. 36:12).