Places Study on Dumah

Places Study on Dumah

Genesis 25: And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
Joshua 15: Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean,
1 Chronicles 1: Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema,
Isaiah 21: The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Dumah
Silence, (Compare Psalm 94:17 ), the fourth son of Ishmael; also the tribe descended from him; and hence also the region in Arabia which they inhabited (Genesis 25:14 ; 1 Chronicles 1:30 ). There was also a town of this name in Judah (Joshua 15:52 ), which has been identified with ed-Domeh, about 10 miles southwest of Hebron. The place mentioned in the "burden" of the prophet (Isaiah 21:11 ) is Edom or Idumea.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Dumah
(dyoo' mah) Place name meaning, “silence” or “permanent settlement.” 1. A son of Ishmael and the original ancestor of the Arabian tribe (Genesis 25:14 ) centered in the oases of Dumah, probably modern el-Gof, also called Dumat el-Gandel, meaning Dumah of the Rocks. Rulers in Dumah apparently led coalitions supported by Damascus and later by Babylon against Assyria between 740,700 B.C. Thus Assyria punished Dumah in 689 when they also defeated Babylon. Sennacherib conquered Dumah. The remainder of Assyrian history is filled with troubled relationships with Arabian vassals, particularly those around Dumah. Isaiah proclaimed an oracle against Dumah (Isaiah 21:11 ). 2 . A city of the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:52 ). It is probably modern khirbet ed-Dome about nine miles southwest of Hebron. It may be mentioned in the Amarna letters.



Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Dumah
("silence".) An Ishmaelite tribe and region (Genesis 25:14; 1 Chronicles 1:30; Isaiah 21:11). The name survives in Doomat el Jendel, "Dumah of the blocks of stone," namely, of which it was built. On the borders of Arabia and the Syrian desert. Put for all Idumea, to imply it should soon be put to silence, i.e. be destroyed. The name indicates its unhewn cyclopean masonry, like the gigantic buildings of Bashan. A town in the hills of Judah, near Hebron (Joshua 15:52). Perhaps now Duweimeh, on the W. of the high district, N. of the Negeb or dry south land.

Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Dumah
Isaiah 21:11 (a) The meaning of this word is "the burden of silence." Since there is no sound from Heaven, no voice from GOD, no expressions from eternity except what we find in the Bible, the prophet was troubled about it. His trouble made him ask the question, "What of the night?" Few ever ask, "What of the light?", or "What of Heaven?" Many ask, is there a hell? but no one asks, is there a Heaven? This silence is not broken by audible sounds, but is certainly broken by the Word of GOD.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Dumah
Dumah (dû'mah), silence. 1. A son of Ishmael. Genesis 25:14; 1 Chronicles 1:30. 2. A town in Judah, near Hebron, Joshua 15:52; now ed-Dômeh, ten miles southwest of Hebron. 3. A region, perhaps near Mount Seir. Isaiah 21:11.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Dumah
1. Son of Ishmael and founder of a tribe in Arabia. Genesis 25:14 ; 1 Chronicles 1:30 .

2. city or district prophesied against; probably in Edom, and perhaps connected with No. 1. Isaiah 21:11 .

3. Town in the highlands of Judah. Joshua 15:52 . Identified with ed Domeh, 31 26' N, 34 59' E .

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Dumah
A tribe and country of the Ishmaelites in Arabia, Genesis 25:14 ; 1 Chronicles 1:30 ; Isaiah 21:11 . This is doubtless the same which is still called by the Arabs "Duma the stony" and "the Syrian Duma," situated on the confines of the Arabian and Syrian desert, with a fortress.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Dumah
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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Dumah - A son of Ishmael and the original ancestor of the Arabian tribe (Genesis 25:14 ) centered in the oases of Dumah, probably modern el-Gof, also called Dumat el-Gandel, meaning Dumah of the Rocks. Rulers in Dumah apparently led coalitions supported by Damascus and later by Babylon against Assyria between 740,700 B. Thus Assyria punished Dumah in 689 when they also defeated Babylon. Sennacherib conquered Dumah. The remainder of Assyrian history is filled with troubled relationships with Arabian vassals, particularly those around Dumah. Isaiah proclaimed an oracle against Dumah (Isaiah 21:11 )
Arab - A city of Judah in the mountains near Dumah
Eshan - A town of Judah in the Hebron mountains, noticed with Arab and Dumah
Rumah - Probably Dumah, a town in the mountains of Judah near Hebron (Joshua 15:52)
ru'Mah - It is more probable that it is identical with Dumah
Dumah - Dumah (dû'mah), silence
Dumah - The name survives in Doomat el Jendel, "Dumah of the blocks of stone," namely, of which it was built
Dumah - Dumah
Cities - They were also charged, as with us, to announce the progress of the night to the slumbering city: "The burden of Dumah; he calls to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? watchman, what of the night? The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night," Isaiah 21:11
Isaiah, Book of - Moab, Damascus, "the land shadowing with wings which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia," Egypt, "the desert of the sea," Dumah, Arabia, "the valley of vision" (Jerusalem), Tyre, "the earth [or land] made empty and waste, and turned upside down;" and finally the hosts on high and kings on the earth punished
Twelve - Dumah: silence