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DUMAH . 1. Cited in Genesis 25:14 ( 1 Chronicles 1:30 ) as among the twelve tribes of Ishmael. The region thus indicated is supposed to be the oasis formerly called by the Arabs Dûmat el-Jendel and now known as el-Jôf , about three-fourths of the way from Damascus to Medina. The same place may be referred to in the obscure oracle Isaiah 21:11 , but the LXX [Note: Septuagint.] has ‘Idumæa,’ and it is possible that Edom is meant. 2. The name of a town in the highlands of Judah ( Joshua 15:52 ). The reading is not certain. The LXX [Note: Septuagint.] and Vulg. [Note: Vulgate.] indicate Rumah , and not all editions of the Hebrew agree. If the received text is correct, an identification may be plausibly made with ed-Daumeh 10 miles S.W. of Hebron.

J. F. McCurdy.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Dumah'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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