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1. A member of a Semitic people inhabiting ancient Edom.
2. The Semitic language of the Edomites.

E′dom·it′ish adj.


1. (Bible) an inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Edom, whose people were hostile to the Israelites in Old Testament times
2. (Bible) the ancient Semitic language of this people, closely related to Hebrew
3. (Languages) the ancient Semitic language of this people, closely related to Hebrew
ˈEdomˌitish, Edomitic adj


(ˈi dəˌmaɪt)

a native or inhabitant of Edom, taken to be a descendant of Esau, or Edom, in the Bible. Gen. 36:9.
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Through the strange women clustering at the corners I took my way,--women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites,--and I thought, as I looked into their poor painted faces,--faces but half human, vampirish faces, faces already waxen with the look of the grave,--I thought, as I often did, of the poor little girl whom De Quincey loved, the good-hearted little `peripatetic' as he called her, who had succoured him during those nights, when, as a young man, he wandered homeless about these very streets,--that good, kind little Ann whom De Quincey had loved, then so strangely lost, and for whose face he looked into women's faces as long as he lived.
What raised Antipater the Edomite, And his son Herod placed on Juda's throne, Thy throne, but gold, that got him puissant friends?
Ancient Israelites understood their generational struggles against their enemies, especially the Ammonites, Moabites and Edomites.
The post-exilic redactors of P argued (through the story of Abraham) for the promise of land and descendants to Judeans, Israelites, Edomites, and Arabs alike, a striking position compared to earlier, less "ecumenical" positions of biblical writers and redactors.
The writer remembers the cries of those who pillaged the city of Jerusalem, caning them Edomites (an ancient enemy of the people of Israel), and prays that God will never forget what these people have done to God's city.
Scholarly work and materials found in the area suggest the mines were operated by the Edomites, a semi-nomadic tribal confederation that according to the Bible warred constantly with Israel.
17) He sent military messages couched in very diplomatic, conciliatory terms to the rulers of the Edomites and Amorites.
Increasing aridity, coupled with a decline in trade relations with Egypt from around 2500 BC led to near abandonment until the Iron Age when copper mining once again became important for the Edomites and Nabataeans.
At that time the most significant culture in the land was without a doubt Jewish, but in the region, and sometimes even in the same cities, lived people of other cultures such as Hellenists, Samaritans, Edomites, Phoenicians and others.
These anonymous authors used etiological narratives to explain to their contemporaries, for example, why different groups of Semites spoke different languages (Tower of Babel), to explain why the Israelites (fathered by Jacob) and the Edomites (fathered by Esau) were closely related by often at war with each other, to explain why Rahab's (the prostitute who sheltered Joshua and his men when they spied on Jericho) relatives (foreigners) stilled lived in Canaan, and why the tribe of Jacob's eldest son, Reuben, produced no King (see Genesis 49:3-4).
Cast Your mind back, Adonai, to the day of Jerusalem, against the Edomites who were crying, "Raze, raze her to her foundations
Praetorius quickly drew the parallel between the Edomites who were "our brothers, who were with us in one baptism" and those in his own time who "want to be pillars of Christianity, the popes and false evangelicals, who persecute us for loving them, praying for them, admonishing and teaching them.