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1. The Hittite Elon's daughter; wife of Esau (Genesis 26:34). Called Adah in the genealogy of Edom (Genesis 36:2-3). (See ADAH.) Bashemath is doubtless a name of praise conferred on her at marriage.

2. Ishmael's daughter; the last of Esau's three wives according to the Edomite genealogy inserted by Moses (Genesis 36:3-4; Genesis 36:13). From her son Reuel four Edomite tribes descended. Called MAHALATH in the narrative, Genesis 28:9. Esau's Seirite wife, called Judith daughter of Beeri in the narrative (Genesis 26:34), is called Arolibamah (the name of a district in Idumaea) the genealogy (Genesis 36:41). (See AROLIBAMAH.)

3. Solomon's daughter, married to Ahimaaz, one of his commissariat officers (1 Kings 4:15).

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Bashemath'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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