Asked in Judaism
Who are the Idumeans or Edomites in America today?
The Edomites, or Idumeans, were conquered by Judea during the Maccabean period and forcibly converted to Judaism. Their descendants would certainly exist in the world today, but they would be regarded as Jews, most probably as Sephardic Jews. ...
Asked in Relationships
How do you describe Edomites relationship to judah?
Well, there are two people and they hate eachother, Judah has a special book, full of special spells to make Edomites cheat on them, so Judah gets cash. ...
Who are the descendents of Esau?
A: According to Genesis 32:3, the earliest descendants of Esau were the Edomites, although anthropologists give no credence to the Edomite descent from Esau. Later known as the Idumeans, the Edomites were conquered by the Jews and forcibly converted to Judaism. The Edomites are thus the ancestors of many of today's Jews, who are therefore according to biblical tradition descended from Esau....
Asked in The Bible, Geography, History
Where did the Edomites live?
Historically, the Edomites lived in western Jordan, just to the south-east of the Dead Sea. During the Babylonian Exile, they found much of southern Judah relatively uninhabited and so moved into the area somewhat to the south of Jerusalem. ...
Asked in Tanakh and Talmud, Old Testament
Whose descendents made up the Edomites who were harshly condemned by the prophet Obadiah?
Esau's (jacob's brother)
Asked in Old Testament
Are Abraham Isaac Esau and Jacob are the patriarchs of the old testament?
Yes except for Esau, he was the father of the Edomites.
Asked in Old Testament
What kingdom did obadiah preach in?
Obadiah wrote his prophecy against Edom. Not much is known about Obadiah, but probably was from the southern kingdom (Judah) and possible wrote from there. The Edomites were descendants of Esau. Later in history they were forced to move to the area of southern Palestine and became known as Idumeans. Herod the Great was an Idumean. Obadiah predicted that the Edomites would be "cut off forever" and after 70 A.D. while trying to defend Jerusalem along with the Jews, the Edomites were never...
Asked in Tanakh and Talmud
Why were israelites caled israelites?
Becauses colletively, they are the 12 sons of Israel (Jacob). The same is done for all peoples, ie... sons of Edom are called Edomites, etc. Today, true Christians are called spiritual Israelites and can be of any nation, kingdom, tribe of mankind. ...
Asked in Old Testament, Bible Prophecy
What prophet predicted the destruction of the Edomites?
Obadiah. The book of Obadiah has a single theme - judgment upon Edom, the nation that was descended from Esau. The Edomites were trying to control trade routes, and would often go out on raiding expeditions and then retreat to their capital, Sela (now known as Petra). Petra was cut out of solid cliffs of rose-colored rock, and overlooked a valley of marvelous beauty. There was only one path in, through a narrow path that would require even a large army to...
Asked in Islam, Tanakh and Talmud, Old Testament
Who were Abraham's descendants?
Isaac, Ishmael, and the six sons of Keturah (Genesis ch.25). Isaac is the ancestor of the Edomites (Gen. ch.25 and ch.36) and the Israelites (Jews). Ishmael is the ancestor of the Arabs. The sons of Keturah are not identifiable today, though it is said that they settled in the southern coastal area of the Arabian peninsula. ...
Asked in Christianity
Who were the Edomites?
The Edomites were people who lived in the Kingdom of Edom, which was a land south of Judah. It was a very dry country, and the people there depended economically on caravan trade. According to the Bible, a king of Edom refused to allow the Hebrews to pass through his country on their way to Canaan; they went around it rather than wage war with him. Nearly nothing is known about their religion, but they were converted to Judaism in 125...