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dumah in Easton's Bible Dictionary

silence, (compare Ps. 94:17), the fourth son of Ishmael; also the tribe descended from him; and hence also the region in Arabia which they inhabited (Gen. 25:14; 1 Chr. 1:30). There was also a town of this name in Judah (Josh. 15:52), which has been identified with ed-Domeh, about 10 miles southwest of Hebron. The place mentioned in the "burden" of the prophet Isaiah (21:11) is Edom or Idumea.

dumah in Smith's Bible Dictionary

(silence). 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 Schaff's Bible Dictionary

DU'MAH (silence), a son of Ishmael. Gen 25:14; 1 Chr 1:30.

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.