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Edom And The Edomites

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Edom is known as a southern neighbor of Judah during the first millennium BCE. However, many points of its geography and history are still debated since its study encounters many difficulties. This chapter discusses some of these difficulties in detail. The difficulty in studying the Edomites arises from the fact that the Edomite people seem to have moved or extended westwards during the first millennium BCE: from the mountains east of the Arabah to southern Palestine around Lachish and Hebron. Although there was apparently a continuity in the culture of the Edomites, especially in their religion centered on their national God, Qôs, it is necessary to distinguish different phases in their history.

Keywords: Arabah; Edom; Judah; southern Palestine



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