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Edom

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(a) (lit. red) Another name for Esau, called so because he sold his birthright in exchange for a red stew. (b) The nation which descended from Esau. In the rabbinic texts, Edom is often equated with Rome.


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Entry for 'Edom'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ckb/e/edom.html. 2012.

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