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This was the name of a biblical man and a place.

  1. a grandson of Esau, one of the “dukes of Edom” (Genesis 36:11, 15, 42)

  2. Idumea, the land of “the sons of the east,” frequently mentioned in the Old Testament

    It was noted for the wisdom of its inhabitants (Amos 1:12; Obad. 1:8; Jeremiah 49:7; Ezek. 25:13). It was divided from the hills of Paran by the low plain of Arabah (Hab. 3:3).