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The Greek name for Edom in the LXX. After the exile (586 BCE) the name designated the region in Judea from Beth-zur to south of Beer-sheba, an area occupied in part by Edomites (Idumeans). Herod the Great was an Idumean, and people from Idumea came to hear Jesus (Mark 3:8).

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.