Dumah (Doo´muh; Heb., “silence”)

1 A son of Ishmael (Gen 25:14; 1Chr 1:30), possibly resident in south-central Arabia at modern Dumat al-Ghandal (el-Jof). 2 A city in the south-central hills of Palestine, probably modern ed-Dome, six miles southwest of Hebron (Josh 15:52). 3 The subject of an oracle in (Isa 21:11-12), where it may be a scribal error for Edom, or its meaning, “silence,” may indicate the uncertain sense of the oracle.

Gen 25:14

14Mishma, Dumah, Massa,

1Chr 1:30

30Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema,

Josh 15:52

52Arab, Dumah, Eshan,

Isa 21:11-12

11The oracle concerning Dumah.

One is calling to me from Seir,
“Sentinel, what of the night?
Sentinel, what of the night?”12The sentinel says:
“Morning comes, ... View more

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