Bible Names N-Z: Teman
Teman in Easton's Bible Dictionary
id. (1.) A grandson of Esau, one of the "dukes of Edom" (Gen.
36:11, 15, 42).
(2.) A place in Southern Idumea, the land of "the sons
east," frequently mentioned in the Old Testament. It
for the wisdom of its inhabitants (Amos 1:12; Obad.
49:7; Ezek. 25:13). It was divided from the hills of
the low plain of Arabah (Hab. 3:3).
Teman in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("on the right".) So south to one facing east. Son of Eliphaz,
Esau's son (Genesis 36:11); a duke of Edom. The southern part
of Idumea. Habakkuk (Habakkuk 3:3) confirms this southern
position, from which as the starting point in the region of
Mount Paran the Holy One's coming is northwards. Ezekiel 25:13
translated "I will make it desolate from Teman (in the S.)
ever, to Dedan (in the N.W.); they shall fall by the sword,"
i.e. the whole land of Edom. Famed for wisdom: Jeremiah 49:8,
"is wisdom no more in Teman?" etc.; compare 1 Kings 4:30, and
for "mighty men" Obadiah 1:8-9. Eliphaz the Temanite is
mentioned as a wise man in Job 2:11; Job 22:1. Eusebius and
Jerome mention Teman as a town 15 miles from Petra, and a
Teman in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Teman in Naves Topical Bible
1. Son of Eliphaz
-2. Also called TEMANI and TEMANITES
A people supposed to be descended from Teman, son of
Ge 36:34; Job 2:11
Jer 49:7; Eze 25:13; Am 1:12; Ob 1:9; Hab 3:3
Teman in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. A son of Eliphaz, son of Esau by Adah. Ge
36:11,15,41; 1Ch 1:36,53 (B.C. about 1792.)
2. A country, and probably a city, named after the
Edomite phylarch, or from which the phylarch took his name.
The Hebrew signifies "south," etc., see Job 9:9; Isa 43:6 and
it is probable that the land of Teman was a southern portion
of the land of Edom, or, in a wider sense, that of the sons of
the east. Teman is mentioned in five places by the prophets,
in four of which it is connected with Edom and in two with
Dedan. Jer 49:7,8; Eze 25:13 Eusebius and Jerome mention Teman
as a town in their day distant 15 miles from Petra, and a
Teman in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
te'-man (teman, "on the right," i.e. "south"; Thaiman): The
name of a district and town in the land of Edom, named after
Teman the grandson of Esau, the son of his firstborn,
Eliphaz (Gen 36:11; 1 Ch 1:36). A duke Teman is named among
the chiefs or clans of Edom (Gen 36:42; 1 Ch 1:53). He does
not however appear first, in the place of the firstborn.
Husham of the land of the Temanites was one of the ancient
kings of Edom (Gen 36:34; 1 Ch 1:45). From Obad 1:9 we
gather that Teman was in the land of Esau (Edom). In Am 1:12
it is named along with Bozrah, the capital of Edom. In Ezek
25:13 desolation is denounced upon Edom: "From Teman even
unto Dedan shall they fall by the sword." Dedan being in the
South, Teman must be sought in the North Eusebius,
Onomasticon knows a district in the Gebalene region called
Theman, and also a town with the same name, occupied by a
Roman garrison, 15 miles from Petra. Unfortunately no
indication of direction is given. No trace of the name has
yet been found. It may have been on the road from Elath to
The inhabitants of Teman seem to have been famous for their
wisdom (Jer 49:7; Obad 1:8 f). Eliphaz the Temanite was
chief of the comforters of Job (2:11, etc.). The manner in
which the city is mentioned by the prophets, now by itself,
and again as standing for Edom, shows how important it must
have been in their time.
Teman in Wikipedia
Teman was the name of an Edomite clan and its Biblical
eponym,, traditionally equated with Yemenite Jews.
Job's friend Eliphaz was a Temanite.
Teman Scripture - Genesis 36:15
These [were] dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz
the firstborn [son] of Esau; duke Teman, duke Omar, duke
Zepho, duke Kenaz,
Teman Scripture - Genesis 36:42
Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
Teman Scripture - Jeremiah 49:20
Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken
against Edom; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against
the inhabitants of Teman: Surely the least of the flock shall
draw them out: surely he shall make their habitations desolate
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