Meaning: silence, (compare Psalm 94:17)

Dumah is the name of a biblical man, a tribe, a city, and an area of land.

  1. the fourth son of Ishmael

  2. the tribe descended from him

  3. the region in Arabia which the above tribe inhabited (Genesis 25:14; 1 Chronicles 1:30)

  4. 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 BURDEN OF DUMAH”—The place mentioned in the “burden” of the prophet Isaiah (21:11) is Edom/Idumea.