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Oholibamah
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A wife of Esau and the mother of Jeush, Jalam, and Korah (Gen 36:2, 5). Oholibamah is mentioned only in Gen 36 (Gen 36:2, 5, 14, 18, 25). Her name also appears in lists of the clans or chiefs of Edom (Gen 36:41; 1 Chr 1:52). Oholibamah was a native Canaanite like most of Esau’s wives (Gen 26:34–35; 27:46–28:9). While Genesis 36:2 identifies her as a Hivite, Oholibamah and her family members (presumably her father and grandfather—Anah and Zibeon) appear in the genealogy of the descendants of Seir the Horite in Gen 36:20–30. The “Hivites” (חִוִּי‎, chiwwiy) and “Horites” (חֹרִי‎, choriy) may be names for the same native Canaanite people. The Hebrew spellings of the names differ by only one letter, though, so it is also possible there was a scribal error and that “Horite” was meant in Gen 36:2. Esau’s later move to the hill country of Seir—the land of the Horites—may have been motivated by the kinship ties established through his marriage to Oholibamah (Gen 36:6–8, 20–30).For further discussion of the issues related to identifying Esau’s wives, see the article on Judith, Daughter of Beeri. For more information on Oholibamah’s family, see these articles: Anah, Son of Zibeon; Zibeon, Son of Seir; Horites; Hivites.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Oholibamah, Daughter of Anah
Oholibamah, Daughter of Anah (אָהֳלִיבָמָה‎, oholivamah). A wife of Esau and the mother of Jeush, Jalam, and Korah (Gen 36:2, 5). Oholibamah is mentioned only in Gen 36 (Gen 36:2, 5, 14, 18, 25). Her name also appears in lists of the clans or chiefs of Edom (Gen 36:41; 1 Chr 1:52). Oholibamah was a native
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Oholibamah (Person)
OHOLIBAMAH (PERSON) [Heb ʾoholı̂bāmâ (אָהָלִיבָמָה)]. The daughter of Anah, son of Zibon the Horite, and the second wife of Esau (Gen 36:2, 14, 18, 25). Oholibamah was also the mother of Jeush, Jalam, and Korah (vv 5, 14, 18). As such, she (along with Adah and Basemath) was considered one of the Edomite
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Oholibamah
Oholibamah. 1. Esau’s wife, the daughter of Anah the Hivite (Gn 36:2, 5, 14, 18, 25; kjv Aholibamah), who bore to him Jeush, Jalam, and Korah before Esau left Canaan for Seir.The absence of her name from the other lists of Esau’s wives (see Gn 26:34; 28:9) has occasioned a great deal of discussion.
Aholibamah
Aholibamah. kjv form of Oholibamah, a name associated with two members of Esau’s family.See Oholibamah #1, #2.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Oholibamah
1. Daughter of Anah and granddaughter of Zibeon the Horite (“Hivite,” Gen. 36:2); one of Esau’s wives (vv 2, 5, 14, 18, 25). Curiously, her name is missing from the lists of Esau’s wives in 26:34 and 28:9. No satisfactory explanation has been given for these apparently conflicting traditions.
Oholibamah
Oholibamah ō-hō-li-bä̀mâ [Heb ʾoholîḇāmā—‘tent of the high place’]; AV AHOLIBAMAH.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Oholibamah
OHOLIBAMAH1. Esau’s wife, the daughter of Anah the Hivite (Gn 36:2, 5, 14, 18, 25, kjv “Aholibamah”), who bore to him Jeush, Jalam, and Korah before Esau left Canaan for Seir.The absence of her name from the other lists of Esau’s wives (see Gn 26:34; 28:9) has occasioned a great deal of discussion.
Aholibamah
AHOLIBAMAH* kjv form of Oholibamah (Gn 36:2), a name associated with two members of Esau’s family. See Oholibamah #1, #2.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Oholibamah
Oholibamah (oh-hoh´li-bah´muh; Heb., “tent of the high place”).1 The daughter of Anah and wife of Esau (Gen. 36:2, 5). She bore three children: Jeush, Jalam, and Korah (Gen. 36:5, 14, 18).2 A descendant of Esau and a chieftain of the Edomites (Gen. 36:41; 1 Chron. 1:52).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Aholibamah
AHOLIBAMA1. The wife of Esau, granddaughter of Zibeon the Horite (Gen 36:20, 25; cf. v. 2). In Gen 36:2 Zibeon is called a Hivite, evidently a textual corruption, since in v. 20 he is clearly a Horite (Kittel), i.e., the name applied to the early occupants of Seir (Gen 14:6), whose personal names were
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Oholibamah, Oholah, Oholibah
OHOLIBAMAH, OHOLAH, OHOLIBAH. Oholibamah was an Edomite name used for both men and women. It was the name of *Esau‘s second wife, a Canaanite woman, daughter of Anah and mother of Jeush, Jalam and Korah (Gn. 36:1–28). There was also an Edomite chief of this name (Gn. 36:41; 1 Ch. 1:52) which means ‘tent
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Oholibamah
Oholibamah (Heb. ʾohŏlɩ̂ḇāmâ)1. A wife of Esau, and the daughter of Anah the son of Zibeon the Hivite (Gen. 36:2, 25). She bore three sons (Gen. 36:5, 14, 18). Oholibamah is not named among Esau’s wives at Gen. 26:34; 28:9.2. The chief of an Edomite clan (Gen. 36:41; 1 Chr. 1:52).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Oholibamah
Oholibamah [ō hōˊlĭ bămˊə] (Heb. ˒oholîḇāmâ “tent of the high place”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Aholibamah
Aholiba´mah, or Aholib´amah (my tabernacle is exalted), one of the three wives of Esau. (b.c. 1797.) She was the daughter of Anah. Gen. 36:2, 25. In the earlier narrative, Gen. 26:34 Aholibamah is called Judith, which may have been her original name.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Oholibamah
OHOLIBA´MAH (ōhōl-i-baʹma; “tent of the height”; “Aholibamah,” KJV).1. The granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite and one of the wives of Esau (Gen. 36:2). In a previous narrative (26:34) Oholibamah is called Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite. The probable explanation is that her proper name was
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Korah Son
Jeush Son
Jalam Son
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