Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts אֱדוֹם(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. EE-dəm(English)
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Meaning & History

From Hebrew אָדֹם ('adom) meaning "red". According to the Old Testament, Esau, who is described as having red skin, 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 February 28, 2019