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Scriptsאֱדוֹם Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.EE-dəm English

Meaning & History

Means "red" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament, Esau was given this name because he traded his birthright for a helping of red broth. The bible goes on to tell that Esau was the founder of the ancient nation of Edom, located to the south of the kingdom of Judah.


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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute