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  • n. Plural form of Idumean.


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  • Even an ultra-Orthodox Jew who is completely ignorant of modern historical research knows that the Hasmoneans forcibly converted the Idumeans, and that such important figures in Jewish history as Onkeles were converts.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Genetic Evidence Shows Common Origins of Jews

  • The Greeks, the Idumeans, the Bedouin, the whatever, all found the people of Israel difficult to live alongside.

    Roman Times, Israeli Times

  • The guards strengthened their ranks also, by the hindmost pressing so close upon those that went before, after the manner of the ancient Macedonians, that the fine-limbed, though slight steeds of those Idumeans could not make the least inroad upon the northern phalanx.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • Idumeans; and Jonah was chiefly the prophet to the Ninevites.

    Theologico-Political Treatise

  • To me it appears probable, that the Prophet reproves the Idumeans, because they became arrogant, as it were, against the will of God, and in opposition to it, when, at the same time, they were confined to the narrow passes of mountains.

    Obadiah's Vision

  • I therefore think that the Idumeans are here condemned because they vaunted so much, and arrogated to themselves more than what was right, when they yet were contemptible, when their condition was mean and obscure, for they dwelt on mount Seir.

    Obadiah's Vision

  • "But I have given to you the inheritance promised to your father Abraham; I have transferred the Idumeans to mount Seir."

    Obadiah's Vision

  • Thus the Church rejected the Ishmaelites, the Idumeans, and others, and regarded them as foreigners.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • It obviously appears, that different nations had their origin from the holy Patriarch: for Ishmael grew to a great people: the Idumeans, from another branch were spread far and wide; large families also sprung from other sons, whom he had by Keturah.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • Idumeans, and others, for the purpose of making Abram the father of many nations; but he so extends the name of father, as to make it applicable to the whole world, in order that the Gentiles, in other respects strangers, and separated from each other, might, from all sides combine in one family of Abram.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1


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