The Greek name for the land of edom [[➝ Edomites]]. After 586 BCE Edomites began to move into Judaea from Bethzur to Beer-sheba, but the area changed hands several times in the last two centuries BCE. Herod the Great was an Idumaean and this partly accounts for his unpopularity among the Jews. Some Idumaeans are noted as being in the multitude who followed Jesus (Mark 3:8).

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  • Idumaea — or Idumea [id΄yo͞o mē′ə, i΄jo͞omē′ə; ī΄dyo͞omē′ə, ī΄jo͞omē′ə] Gr. name for EDOM2 Idumaean adj., n. Idumean …   English World dictionary

  • Idumaea — or Idumea geographical name see Edom • Idumaean or Idumean adjective or noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Idumaea — Idumaean, Idumean, adj., n. /id yoo mee euh/, n. Greek name of Edom. Also, Idumea. * * * …   Universalium

  • Idumaea —    The Greek form of Edom (Isa. 34:5, 6; Ezek. 35:15; 36:5, but in R.V. Edom ). (See Edom) …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Idumaea — Id•u•mae•a or Id•u•me•a [[t]ˌɪd yʊˈmi ə[/t]] n. geg Greek name of Edom Id u•mae′an, adj. n …   From formal English to slang

  • Idumaea — /idjuˈmiə/ (say eedyooh meeuh) noun → Edom (def. 2). Also, Idumea. –Idumaean, adjective, noun …  

  • Idumaea — Idumaean, Idumean, adj., n. /id yoo mee euh/, n. Greek name of Edom. Also, Idumea …   Useful english dictionary

  • ИДУМЕЯ —    • Idumaea, Edom,          страна идумеев, Ίδουμαι̃οι, к югу от Палестины, граничила на севере с областью моавитян, на западе с долиной Арабах и занимала гористую страну Сеирских гор, длиной в 11 миль, шириной в 3 4 мили …   Реальный словарь классических древностей

  • Edom — Edomite redirects here. For the language, see Edomite language. For the pottery, see Edomite pottery. For other uses, see Edom (disambiguation). Map showing kingdom of Edom (in red) at its largest extent, c. 600 BC. Areas in dark red show the… …   Wikipedia

  • Jesus Christ — 1. Jesus (def. 1). 2. Jesus (def. 5). * * * Introduction also called  Jesus of Galilee  or  Jesus of Nazareth   born c. 6–4 BC, Bethlehem died c. AD 30, Jerusalem  founder of Christianity, one of the world s largest religions, and the incarnation …   Universalium

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