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GATAM (gā'tăm, Heb. ga‘tām). Grandson of Esau; an Edomite chief (Gen.36.11, Gen.36.16; 1Chr.1.36).

GATAM (גַּעְתָּ֖ם, perhaps meaning burnt valley, Gen 36:11, 16; 1 Chron 1:36). In the genealogy of Abraham’s descendants through Sarah, he was the fourth son of Eliphaz, the son of Esau, and an Edomite clan chief.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)


An Edomite chief, grandson of Esau (Ge 36:11,16; 1Ch 1:36).