adjective or noun see Idumaea

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  • Idumean — Id u*me an, a. Of or pertaining to ancient Idumea, or Edom, in Western Asia. n. An inhabitant of Idumea, an Edomite. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • idumean — id·u·me·an …   English syllables

  • idumean — noun see idumaean I …   Useful english dictionary

  • JACOB BEN SOSAS — JACOB BEN SOSAS, one of the four commanders of the Idumean forces during the Jewish War (66–70/73 C.E.) who played a prominent role in the internecine struggle in Jerusalem. The other Idumean commanders were Jacob s brother John, Simeon b.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • EDOM — (Heb. אֱדוֹם), a land in the south of eastern Transjordan, the southeastern neighbor of Palestine. The Country The land of Edom is the most common name for the Edomite territory. It had, however, other names and appellations, both prosaic and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • History of the Jews —     History of the Jews     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► History of the Jews     (Yehúd m; Ioudaismos).     Of the two terms, Jews and Judaism, the former denotes usually the Israelites or descendants of Jacob (Israel) in contrast to Gentile races;… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • MARESHAH — (Heb. מָרֵשָׁה, Marissa), city in Judah connected with the families of Shelah and Caleb (I Chron. 2:42; 4:21). It was in the fourth district of the territory of the tribe of Judah (Josh. 15:44). Mareshah was one of the cities fortified by… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Hasmonean — Infobox Former Country native name = conventional long name = Hasmonean Kingdom common name = continent = Asia region = Levant country = era = Hellenistic Age status = Jewish theocracy government type = Jewish theocracy with priestly king year… …   Wikipedia

  • Jehoash Inscription — In January 2003, an artifact, dubbed the Jehoash Inscription, appeared in Israel. It was rumored to have surfaced in the construction site or in the Muslim cemetery near the Temple Mount of Jerusalem. It supposedly described repairs made to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Herodian Dynasty — The Herodian Dynasty was a Jewish dynasty of Idumean descent, who ruled Iudaea Province between 37 BC AD 92. Origin During the time of the Hasmonean ruler John Hyrcanus, Judea conquered Edom (which the Romans called Idumea) and forced the… …   Wikipedia

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