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Timna (sister of Lotan)
A daughter of Seir and concubine to Eliphaz, Esau’s son.
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
TIMNA (PERSON) [Heb timnāʿ (תִּמְנָע)].1. A sister of the Horite chief Lotan (Gen 36:22; 1 Chr 1:39); she became the concubine of Eliphaz (a son of Esau) and the mother of Amalek (Gen 36:12). A few scholars assume that two different persons are described in these passages: Lotan’s sister and Eliphaz’
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Timna. 1. Daughter of Seir, sister of Lotan, and a native Horite inhabitant of Edom (Gn 36:22; 1 Chr 1:39). She was a concubine to Eliphaz, Esau’s son, and the mother of Amalek (Gn 36:12).2. Edomite chief (Gn 36:40; 1 Chr 1:51, kjv Timnah; 1 Chr 1:36). This name may refer either to the name of the ancestor
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. Sister of the Horite clan chief Lotan (Gen. 36:22; 1 Ch. 1:39). She became the concubine of Eliphaz the son of Esau, and the mother of Amalek (Gen. 36:12). 1 Ch. 1:36 lists Timna as one of Eliphaz’s sons rather than as his concubine. H. G. M. Williamson (1 and 2 Chronicles [NCBC, 1982], p. 44) has
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
TIMNA (Person)1. Daughter of Seir, sister of Lotan, and a native Horite inhabitant of Edom (Gn 36:22; 1 Chr 1:39). She was a concubine to Eliphaz, Esau’s son, and the mother of Amalek (Gn 36:12).2. Edomite chief (Gn 36:40; 1 Chr 1:36, 51). This name may refer either to the name of the ancestor of the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
TIMNA1. A daughter of Seir the Horite and sister of Lotan (Gen 36:22; 1 Chr 1:39). She became a concubine of Esau’s son Eliphaz and bore Amalek to him (Gen 36:12).2. A son of Eliphaz (1 Chr 1:36) and a chieftain (KJV “duke”) of Edom (Gen 36:40; 1 Chr 1:51; spelled Timnah in KJV). The capital of Qataban
TIMNAH. 1. A town near Beth-shemesh on the northern border of Judah (Josh 15:10), now identified with Tell el-Batashi in the Sorek Valley (Y. Aharoni, “The Northern Boundary of Judah,” PEQ, XC , 27–31). Note the variant forms of the name: construct, Timnath; locative, Timnatha.The town had been
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Tim´na, or Tim´nah (restraint).1. A concubine of Eliphaz son of Esau, and mother of Amalek, Gen. 36:12; it may be presumed that she was the same as Timna sister of Lotan. Ibid. ver. 22, and 1 Chron. 1:39. (b.c. after 1800.)2. A duke or phylarch of Edom in the last list in Gen. 36:40–43; 1 Chron. 1:51–54.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
TIM´NA (timʹna; Heb. timnâ; cf. the same name in S. Arabia; the capital of Qataban, some fifty miles SE of Marib).1. A concubine of Eliphaz son of Esau, and mother of Amalek (Gen. 36:12). In 1 Chron. 1:36 she is named (by an ellipsis) as a son of Eliphaz. She is probably the same as the sister of Lotan