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TIMNA tĭm’ nə (תִּמְנַ֣ע׃׀). 1. Daughter of Seir and sister of Lotan; she became the concubine of Eliphaz son of Esau, and the mother of Amalek (Gen 36:12, 22; 1 Chron 1:39).

2. A chief of Edom (Gen 36:40; 1 Chron 1:51; KJV TIMNAH).

Article 2

TIMNA (tĭm'na, Heb. timna‘, holding in check). 1. A concubine of Esau’s son Eliphaz (Gen.36.12).

2. A Horite woman, sister of Lotan, who was a son of Seir (Gen.36.20-Gen.36.22; 1Chr.1.39).

3. A chief or clan descended from Esau (Gen.36.40; Timnah kjv).

4. A son of Eliphaz (1Chr.1.36).

Article 3

A conbubine of Eliphaz, Esau’s son, and the mother of Amalek (Ge 36:12). But in Ge 36:22 and 1Ch 1:39 Timna is the sister of Lotan, and in Ge 36:40 and 1Ch 1:51 a chief or elan of Edom (see TIMNAH (3)). These variations are to be expected when the origin of genealogies is recalled. (In Genesis, English Versions of the Bible read, contrary to rule, "Timnah.") Gunkel’s theory is that Ge 36:12 is a later insertion in P.

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