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a.1.Of or pertaining to ancient Idumea, or Edom, in Western Asia.
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New Seals and Inscriptions, Hebrew, Idumean and Cuneiform, Hebrew Bible Monographs 8 (2007) p.
The Davidic dynasty had long decayed, and in its place was a usurping Idumean named Herod who murdered his way to the throne and curried favor with Rome and the Jewish people by impressive engineering feats, building cities named after the Caesars and reconstructing the temple.
The desert fortress of Masada was built between 37 and 31 BC when Herod the Great, an Idumean, was made King of Judea by his Roman overlords.
Kloner analyzes archaeological and epigraphic evidence from the Idumean site of Maresha, interpreting the social and religious life of the inhabitants in the Persian and Hellenistic periods.
He calls both Herod the Great and Herod Antipas Jews, but the mother of the former was a Nabataean, and the mother of the latter a Samaritan; and their Idumean blood from grandfather Herod Antipater made Jews deeply suspicious of them.
They cannot tell if someone's ancestor was a biblical convert such as Ruth or Jethro; one of the mixed multitude that went forth from Egypt; an offspring of one of Solomon's foreign wives; a convened Idumean from the Hasmonean era; or a matrona who embraced Judaism during Hellenistic times.
11); there, the villain, Salome, is shown to react to a double subordination, as both woman and as someone 'of Idumean descent' (p.
Job, a pagan Idumean, is an alien to Israel; Boethius is a Christian imprisoned in part on erroneous suspicions of treason and religious heterodoxy.
I will be the first, if my life lasts, to return to my homeland, leading the Muses down from the peak of Helicon; I will be the first to bring Idumean palms to you, Mantua, and erect a marble temple on the green field .
There is a single reference in Herod's speech to having "plac'd Esau's chains of slavery" on Jerusalem, derived from the fact that he, as an Idumean, was a descendent of Esau, rather than of Jacob, as were the Jews.
King Herod the Great was Idumean and a Jew by religion.