Pronunciation: (ē'dum), [key]
1. Esau, the brother of Jacob.
2. Greek, Idumaea, Idumea. an ancient region between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba, bordering ancient Palestine. See map under Philistia.
3. the kingdom of the Edomites located in this region.
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