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Relating to Edom, an ancient region south of the Dead Sea, or its people.
A member of an ancient people living in Edom in biblical times, traditionally believed to be descended from Esau.
- ‘The Edomites sided with the Babylonians under King Nebuchadnezzar when they conquered Judah and devastated Jerusalem.’
- ‘King Herod was an Edomite (also called Idumean), not a Jew.’
- ‘Apparently the only nations descended from Sarah and Abraham were the Hebrews, the Ishmaelites, the Midianites, and the Edomites.’
- ‘During their Wilderness Journey, the Israelites were ‘headed off at the pass’ by the Edomites who refused passage through their territory.’
- ‘It was a region populated by Edomites who had been forced by the Maccabees to convert to Judaism.’
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