Holman Bible Dictionary
(tihm' nuh) Personal name meaning, “holding in check” or “she protects.” 1. Sister of the Horite clan chief Lotan (Genesis 36:22
; 1 Chronicles 1:39
), concubine of Esau's son Eliphaz, and mother of Amalek (Genesis 36:12
. Son of Eliphaz (1 Chronicles 1:36
; Genesis 36:16
, Teman) and Edomite clan chief (Genesis 36:40
; 1 Chronicles 1:51
). Timna is associated with either Timna in southern Arabia or, following Genesis 36:16
, Teman in southern Edom. It is the name of the capitol of Qataban. 3. A modern name for an ancient copper-mining site fourteen miles north of Elath.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Timna'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/t/timna.html. 1991.