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An ancient country of Palestine between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba. According to the Bible, the original inhabitants were descendants of Esau.


1. (Peoples) a nomadic people descended from Esau
2. (Bible) the son of Esau, who was the supposed ancestor of this nation
3. (Bible) the ancient kingdom of this people, situated between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba


(ˈi dəm)

an ancient country between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba, bordering ancient Palestine.
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That were to expose thee to the gaze of those dogs of Ishmael and of Edom,'' whispered Isaac, with a suspicious glance towards the crowd of knights and squires.
Among the best or most representative single ballads are: The Hunting of the Cheviot (otherwise called The Ancient Ballad of Chevy Chase--clearly of minstrel authorship); Sir Patrick Spens; Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne; Adam Bell, Clym of the Clough, and William of Cloudeslee; Captain Car, or Edom o' Gordon; King Estmere (though this has been somewhat altered by Bishop Percy, who had and destroyed the only surviving copy of it); Edward, Edward; Young Waters; Sweet William's Ghost; Lord Thomas and Fair Annet.
The Hebrew word for "hairy" is very close to an old Hebrew word, Seir, for the neighboring country to the southeast of ancient Israel and Judah, Edom, just as the 'soup' or 'stew' in Genesis 25 is called the "red stuff" (adom) and is a play on the name Edom, as the text says outright.
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More than a century after the covenant at Horeb/Sinai, when the newly settled tribes were suffering from Canaanite oppression, Yahweh came to their aid from "the region of Edom .
Veolia, a global company, run a waste dump in the Jordan valley processing Israeli and settler waste on Palestinian land, Carmel-Agrexco operate a network of settler farms on stolen Palestinian land, Valley Grown Salads own the Israeli company, Edom UK, who have exported settler produce from the valley, MTex, who supply Tesco, export goods from farms close to Al Farisiya and have a base in Hertfordshire.
After a 40-minute crossing of the Gulf of Aqaba by Seacat ferry, we passed through Aqaba city before hitting the Desert Highway through the Edom Mountains.
This valley was the natural border between the ancient kingdoms of the Ammonites in the north and Moab in the south, some kilometers away is the 800-meter long ditch of Wadi al-Hassa, the border line between the kingdoms of Moab and Edom.
Biblical writings identify this area as Edom, home to a kingdom that barred Moses during the Exodus and warred with King David.
The first attack of the Sons of Light shall be undertaken against the forces of the Sons of Darkness, the army of Belial: the troops of Edom, Moab, the sons of Ammon (1QM 1:1).
Famed knifemaker Dan Harrison of Edom, Texas, says the perfect hunting knife is "slim and lean" for cutting without drag.