Meaning: silence, (compare Psalm 94:17)
Dumah is the name of a biblical man, a tribe, a city, and an area of land.
the fourth son of Ishmael
the tribe descended from him
- the region in Arabia which the above tribe 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 BURDEN OF DUMAH”—The place mentioned in the “burden” of the prophet Isaiah (21:11) is Edom/Idumea.