Bible Names A-G: Dumah
Dumah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
silence, (comp. Ps. 94:17), the fourth son of Ishmael; also
tribe descended from him; and hence also the region in
which they inhabited (Gen. 25:14; 1 Chr. 1:30).
There was also a town of this name in Judah (Josh.
which has been identified with ed-Domeh, about 10
southwest of Hebron. The place mentioned in the
"burden" of the
prophet Isaiah (21:11) is Edom or Idumea.
Dumah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("silence".) An Ishmaelite tribe and region (Genesis 25:14; 1
Chronicles 1:30; Isaiah 21:11). The name survives in Doomat el
Jendel, "Dumah of the blocks of stone," namely, of which it
was built. On the borders of Arabia and the Syrian desert. Put
for all Idumea, to imply it should soon be put to silence,
i.e. be destroyed. The name indicates its unhewn cyclopean
masonry, like the gigantic buildings of Bashan. A town in the
hills of Judah, near Hebron (Joshua 15:52). Perhaps now
Duweimeh, on the W. of the high district, N. of the Negeb or
dry south land.
Dumah in Naves Topical Bible
1. Son of Ishmael
Ge 25:14; 1Ch 1:30; Isa 21:11,12
-2. A city of Canaan assigned to Judah
Dumah in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. A son of Ishmael, most probably the founder of the
Ishmaelite tribe of Arabia, and thence the name of the
principal place of district inhabited by that tribe. Ge 25:14;
1Ch 1:30; Isa 21:11
2. A city in the mountainous district of Judah, near
Hebron, Jos 15:52 represented by the ruins of a village called
ed-Daumeh, six miles southwest of Hebron.
Dumah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
du'-ma (dumah, "silence"): This word occurs in the Old
Testament with the following significations: (1) the land of
silence or death, the grave (Ps 94:17; 115:17); (2) a town in
the highlands of Judah between Hebron and Beersheba, now ed-
Daume (Josh 15:52); (3) an emblematical designation of Edom in
the obscure oracle (Isa 21:11,12); (4) an Ishmaelite tribe in
Arabia (Gen 25:14; 1 Ch 1:30). According to the Arabic
geographies this son of Ishmael rounded the town of Dumat-el-
Jandal, the stone-built Dumah, so called to distinguish it
from another Dumah near the Euphrates. The former now bears
the name of the Jauf ("belly"), being a depression situated
half-way between the head of the Persian Gulf and the head of
the gulf of Akaba. Its people in the time of Mohammed were
Christians of the tribe of Kelb. It contained a great well
from which the palms and crops were irrigated. It has often
been visited by European travelers in recent times. See Jour.
Royal Geog. Soc., XXIV (1854), 138-58; W. G. Palgrave, Central
and Eastern Arabia, chapter ii. It is possible that the oracle
in Isa (number 3 above) concerns this place.
Thomas Hunter Weir
Dumah Scripture - 1 Chronicles 1:30
Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema,
Dumah Scripture - Genesis 25:14
And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
Dumah Scripture - Isaiah 21:11
The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman,
what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
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