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Aholibamah (Aholiamah / Oholibamah)

Meaning: tent of the height

The name of a woman and an area:

  1. This is the name given to Judith, the daughter of Beeri = Anah (Genesis 26:34; 36:2), when she became the wife of Esau.

  2. A district among the mountains of Edom, probably near Mount Hor, was named her, or it may be that she received her name from the district. From her descended three tribes of Edomites, founded by her three sons.

Author: Matthew G. Easton, with minor editing by Paul S. Taylor.