Dumah
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Dumah

(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. (Genesis 25:14; 1 Chronicles 1:30; Isaiah 21:11)
  2. A city in the mountainous district of Judah, near Hebron, (Joshua 15:52) represented by the ruins of a village called ed-Daumeh , six miles southwest of Hebron.
ATS Bible Dictionary
Dumah

A tribe and country of the Ishmaelites in Arabia, Genesis 25:14; 1 Chronicles 1:30; Isaiah 21:11. This is doubtless the same which is still called by the Arabs "Duma the stony" and "the Syrian Duma," situated on the confines of the Arabian and Syrian desert, with a fortress.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Silence, (Comp. Psalm 94:17), the fourth son of Ishmael; also the tribe descended from him; and hence also the region in Arabia which they inhabited (Genesis 25:14; 1 Chronicles 1:30).

There was also a town of this name in Judah (Joshua 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.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DUMAH

du'-ma (dumah, "silence"): This word occurs in the Old Testament with the following significations:

(1) the land of silence or death, the grave (Psalm 94:17; Psalm 115:17);

(2) a town in the highlands of Judah between Hebron and Beersheba, now ed-Daume (Joshua 15:52);

(3) an emblematical designation of Edom in the obscure oracle (Isaiah 21:11, 12);

(4) an Ishmaelite tribe in Arabia (Genesis 25:14 1 Chronicles 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 Isaiah (number 3 above) concerns this place.

Thomas Hunter Weir

Strong's Hebrew
1746. Dumah -- a son of Ishmael, also a city in Judah and a name ...
... Dumah. 1747 . a son of Ishmael, also a city in Judah and a name of Edom.
Transliteration: Dumah Phonetic Spelling: (doo-maw') Short Definition: Dumah. ...
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1745. dumah -- a silence
... 1744, 1745. dumah. 1746 . a silence. Transliteration: dumah Phonetic Spelling:
(doo-maw') Short Definition: silence. ... 1744, 1745. dumah. 1746 . ...
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1748. dumam -- a silence, in silence, silently
... Word Origin from the same as dumah Definition a silence, in silence, silently NASB
Word Usage mute (1), silently (2). dumb, silent, quietly wait. ...
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1747. dumiyyah -- a silence, a quiet waiting, repose
... Word Origin from the same as dumah Definition a silence, a quiet waiting, repose
NASB Word Usage rest (1), silence (2), silent (1). silence, silent, waiteth. ...
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Library

Chapter xxv
... of the sons of Ishmael named according to their generations: the first-born of Ishmael
Nebaioth; and Kedar and Abdeel and Mibsam, and Mishma and Dumah and Massa ...
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The Upbringing of Jewish Children
... Beyond the limits of the Holy Land, close by Dumah, lay the land or district of
Massa (Genesis 25:14), one of the original seats of the Ishmaelites (1 ...
/.../edersheim/sketches of jewish social life/chapter 7 the upbringing of.htm

Appendix xii. The Baptism of Proselytes
... Dumah is the Angel of the realm of the dead (Ber.18 b). When the soul of the righteous
leaves the body, the ministering Angels announce it before God, Who ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/appendix xii the baptism of.htm

The Unjust Steward - Dives and Lazarus - Jewish Agricultural Notes ...
... Similarly, he altered the words, Isaiah 21:11, {hebrew}, the burden of Dumah' into
Roma, {hebrew} (Jer. Taan. p. 64 a, line 10 from top.). [4568] Shabb. i. 3. ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xviii the unjust steward.htm

Thesaurus
Dumah (4 Occurrences)
... The place mentioned in the "burden" of the prophet Isaiah (21:11) is Edom
or Idumea. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DUMAH. du'-ma ...
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Tema (5 Occurrences)
... see Doughty, Arabia Deserta, I, 285)), an oasis which lies about 200 miles North
of el-Medina, and some 40 miles South of Dumat el-Jandal (Dumah), now known as ...
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Rumah (2 Occurrences)
... Some, however, would identify Rumah with Dumah of Joshua 15:52, where the substitution
of "r" for "d" is supported by the Septuagint (Rheuma), possibly ...
/r/rumah.htm - 8k

Eshean (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary A place in the mountains of Judah (Joshua 15:52), supposed
to be the ruin es-Simia, near Dumah, south of Hebron. Int. ...
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Mishma (4 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Mishma (4 Occurrences). Genesis 25:14 Mishma, Dumah,
Massa, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Massa (4 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Massa (4 Occurrences). Genesis 25:14 Mishma, Dumah,
Massa, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Dumb (34 Occurrences)

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Watchman (19 Occurrences)
... every night: (BBE). Isaiah 21:11 The burden of Dumah. One calls to me out
of Seir, "Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of ...
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Eshan (1 Occurrence)
... Biblica, which see). Multi-Version Concordance Eshan (1 Occurrence). Joshua
15:52 Arab, Dumah, Eshan, (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Duly (2 Occurrences)

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Concordance
Dumah (4 Occurrences)

Genesis 25:14
Mishma, Dumah, Massa,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 15:52
Arab, Dumah, Eshan,
(WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 1:30
Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 21:11
The burden of Dumah. One calls to me out of Seir, "Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Dumah

Dumah: A City of Canaan Assigned to Judah

Dumah: Son of Ishmael

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