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Oholibamah

OHOLIBAMAH (ō-hōl'ĭ-bă'ma, Heb. ’ohŏlîvamâh, tent of the high place)

One of Esau’s three wives (Gen.36.2, Gen.36.14, Gen.36.18), called also Judith, perhaps her personal name (Gen.26.34), Oholibamah being her married name.A chief descended from Esau (Gen.36.41; 1Chr.1.52), probably so named from the district of his possession.


OHOLIBAMAH ō hō’ lĭ băm’ ə (אָהֳלִֽיבָמָה, tent of the high place). KJV has AHOLIBAMAH. 1. The wife of Esau (Gen 36:2, 5, 14, 18, 25) and daughter of Anah the Hivite. She is not named along with the other wives of Esau in either Genesis 26:30 or 28:9.

2. An Edomite clan chief (Gen 36:41; 1 Chron 1:52).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

o-hol-i-ba’-ma, o-hol-i-ba’-ma (’oholibhamah, "tent of the high place"):

(1) One of Esau’s wives, and a daughter of Anah the Hivite (Ge 36:2,5). It is strange that she is not named along with Esau’s other wives in either Ge 28:9 or 26:30. Various explanations have been given, but none of them is satisfactory. There is probably some error in the text.

(2) An Edomite chief (Ge 36:41; 1Ch 1:52).

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