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Timna

Timna, or Timnah

(restraint ).

  1. A concubine of Eliphaz son of Esau, and mother of Amalek ( Genesis 36:12 ) it may be presumed that she was the same as Timna sister of Lotan. Ibid. ver. 22, and ( 1 Chronicles 1:39 ) (B.C. after 1800.)
  2. A duke or phylarch of Edom in the last list in ( Genesis 36:40-43 ; 1 Chronicles 1:51-54 ) Timnah was probably the name of a place or a district. [See the following article]

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Timna, or Timnah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

TIMNA

tim'-na (timna`; Thamna):

A conbubine of Eliphaz, Esau's son, and the mother of Amalek (Genesis 36:12). But in Genesis 36:22 and 1 Chronicles 1:39 Timna is the sister of Lotan, and in Genesis 36:40 and 1 Chronicles 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 Genesis 36:12 is a later insertion in P.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'TIMNA'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.