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The Edomites in the Bible

The Edomites

Descended from Esau - Genesis 36:9
Dwelled on Mount Seir - Genesis 32:3; Deuter­onomy 2:4-5

Were Known As (Call­ed):

Descen­dants (Children ) of Esau - Genesis 36:9-43; Deuter­onomy 2:4
Related (Brothers ) - Numbers 20:14
Governed by Dukes - Genesis 36:15-30; 40-43; Exodus 15:15
Had Kings - Genesis 36:31-29; Numbers 20:14
Subject to a Deputy or Viceroy (under sovere­ignty of Judah ) - 1 Kings 22:47

Their Character

Wise - Jeremiah 49:7
Proud and self-c­onf­ident - Jeremiah 49:16; Obadiah 1:3
Strong and Cruel - Jeremiah 49:19
Vindictive - Ezekiel 25:12
Idolatrous - 2 Chronicles 25:14-20
Supers­titious - Jeremiah 27:3-9
Indust­rious - Ezekiel 27:20

Cities

Dinhabah (Dedan) - Genesis 36:32; Jeremiah 49:8
Avith - Genesis 36:35
Pau - Genesis 36:39
Bozrah - Jeremiah 49:22; Amos 1:12
Teman - Jeremiah 49:7; Ezekiel 25:13
Eziongeber (a sea port ) - 1 Kings 9:26
Implacable enemies of Israel - Ezekiel 35:5
 

Notable People

Esau (descen­dants of ) - Genesis 36:9-43
Doeg - 1 Samuel 22:18
Hadad - 1 Kings 11:14-19
Eliphaz - Job 2:11

General History

Implacable enemies of Israel - Ezekiel 35:5
Israel forbidden to hate - Deuter­onomy 23:7
Israel forbidden to spoil - Deuter­onomy 2:4-6; 2 Chronicles 20:10
Might be received into the congre­gation in third generation - Deuter­onomy 23:8
Refused Israel a passage - Numbers 20:21; Judges 11:17
Saul made war against - 1 Samuel 14:47
David subdued - 2 Samuel 8:14; 1 Chronicles 18:11-13
Slaughter of, by Joab and Abishai - 1 Kings 11:16; 1 Chronicles 18:12
Took refuge in Egypt - 1 Kings 11:17-19
Returned after David's death - 1 Kings 11:21-22
Insurr­ection towards Solomon - 1 Kings 11:14
Confed­erated with enemies of Israel against Jehosh­aphat - 2 Chronicles 20:10; Psalms 83:4-6
Miraculous overthrow of - 2 Chronicles 20:22
Revolted from Joram, King of Judah - 2 Kings 8:20-22; 2 Chronicles 21:8-10
Re-con­quered by Amaziah - 2 Kings 14:7-10; 2 Chronicles 25:11-12
The Jews ensnared by the idols of, and punished - 2 Chronicles 25:14-20
Rebelled against Ahaz - 2 Chronicles 28:17
Aided Babylon against Judah - Psalms 137:7; Obadiah 1:11
 

Geogra­phical Makeup

Granted to them - Deuter­onomy 2:5
Fertile and rich - Genesis 27:39
Mounta­inous and rocky - Jeremiah 49:16; Malachi 1:3
Traversed by roads - Numbers 20:17
Well fortified - Psalms 60:9
Called Mount Seir - Ezekiel 35:2
Called Mount of Esau - Obadiah 1:21
Called Dumah - Isaiah 21:11
Called Idumea - Isaiah 34:6; Mark 3:8
Called Edom - Isaiah 63:1

Prophecies Concerning

Subjection to Israel - Genesis 25:23; 27:29-37
Revolt from Israel - Genesis 27:40
Occupied by Israel - Numbers 24:18; Obadiah 1:17-19
To share in the punishment of the nations - Jeremiah 9:26; 25:15-27; Ezekiel 32:29
Punishment for persec­uting Israel - Isaiah 34:5-8; 63:1-4; Lament­ations 4:21; Ezekiel 25:13-14; Amos 1:11-12; Obadiah 1:10-15
Slaugh­tered (exterm­inated ) - Obadiah 1:18
Became Desolate - Isaiah 34:9-17; Ezekiel 35:7-15
The King of Babylon an instrument of their punishment - Jeremiah 27:3-6
Israel an instrument of their punishment - Ezekiel 25:14; Obadiah 1:18
Their ruin to be an astoni­shment - Jeremiah 49:17-21
Future subjection to the Jews - Isaiah 11:14; Amos 9:12
           
 

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