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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Edom,  TX  (city,  FIPS  22744) 
  Location:  32.37302  N,  95.61112  W 
  Population  (1990):  300  (132  housing  units) 
  Area:  10.8  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  75756 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Edom 
  (1.)  The  name  of  Esau  (q.v.),  Gen.  25:30,  "Feed  me  I  pray  thee, 
  with  that  same  red  pottage  [Heb.  haadom  haadom  i.e.,  'the  red 
  pottage,  the  red  pottage']  ...Therefore  was  his  name  called 
  Edom",  i.e.,  Red. 
 
  (2.)  Idumea  (Isa.  34:5,  6;  Ezek.  35:15).  "The  field  of  Edom" 
  (Gen.  32:3),  "the  land  of  Edom"  (Gen.  36:16),  was  mountainous 
  (Obad.  1:8,  9,  19,  21).  It  was  called  the  land,  or  "the  mountain 
  of  Seir,"  the  rough  hills  on  the  east  side  of  the  Arabah.  It 
  extended  from  the  head  of  the  Gulf  of  Akabah  the  Elanitic  gulf, 
  to  the  foot  of  the  Dead  Sea  (1  Kings  9:26),  and  contained,  among 
  other  cities,  the  rock-hewn  Sela  (q.v.),  generally  known  by  the 
  Greek  name  Petra  (2  Kings  14:7).  It  is  a  wild  and  rugged  region, 
  traversed  by  fruitful  valleys.  Its  old  capital  was  Bozrah  (Isa. 
  63:1).  The  early  inhabitants  of  the  land  were  Horites.  They  were 
  destroyed  by  the  Edomites  (Deut.  2:12),  between  whom  and  the 
  kings  of  Israel  and  Judah  there  was  frequent  war  (2  Kings  8:20; 
  2  Chr.  28:17). 
 
  At  the  time  of  the  Exodus  they  churlishly  refused  permission 
  to  the  Israelites  to  pass  through  their  land  (Num.  20:14-21), 
  and  ever  afterwards  maintained  an  attitude  of  hostility  toward 
  them  They  were  conquered  by  David  (2  Sam.  8:14;  comp.  1  Kings 
  9:26),  and  afterwards  by  Amaziah  (2  Chr.  25:11,  12).  But  they 
  regained  again  their  independence,  and  in  later  years,  during 
  the  decline  of  the  Jewish  kingdom  (2  Kings  16:6;  R.V.  marg., 
  "Edomites"),  made  war  against  Israel.  They  took  part  with  the 
  Chaldeans  when  Nebuchadnezzar  captured  Jerusalem,  and  afterwards 
  they  invaded  and  held  possession  of  the  south  of  Palestine  as 
  far  as  Hebron.  At  length,  however,  Edom  fell  under  the  growing 
  Chaldean  power  (Jer.  27:3,  6). 
 
  There  are  many  prophecies  concerning  Edom  (Isa.  34:5,  6;  Jer. 
  49:7-18;  Ezek.  25:13;  35:1-15;  Joel  3:19;  Amos  1:11;  Obad.;  Mal. 
  1:3,  4)  which  have  been  remarkably  fulfilled.  The  present 
  desolate  condition  of  that  land  is  a  standing  testimony  to  the 
  inspiration  of  these  prophecies.  After  an  existence  as  a  people 
  for  above  seventeen  hundred  years,  they  have  utterly 
  disappeared,  and  their  language  even  is  forgotten  for  ever.  In 
  Petra,  "where  kings  kept  their  court,  and  where  nobles 
  assembled,  there  no  man  dwells;  it  is  given  by  lot  to  birds,  and 
  beasts,  and  reptiles." 
 
  The  Edomites  were  Semites,  closely  related  in  blood  and  in 
  language  to  the  Israelites.  They  dispossessed  the  Horites  of 
  Mount  Seir;  though  it  is  clear,  from  Gen.  36,  that  they 
  afterwards  intermarried  with  the  conquered  population.  Edomite 
  tribes  settled  also  in  the  south  of  Judah,  like  the  Kenizzites 
  (Gen.  36:11),  to  whom  Caleb  and  Othniel  belonged  (Josh.  15:17). 
  The  southern  part  of  Edom  was  known  as  Teman. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Edom,  red,  earthy;  of  blood 
 




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