5.3.5. Edom

Edom is the name given to Esau (Gen. Gen. 25:30) and the name of the country settled by his descendants (the Edomites). The area they settled is within what is now southern Jordan. In the region of Edom, both Sela and Bozrah are connected with the wilderness region to which the Jewish remnant flees for protection. Thus, Antichrist advances here in an attempt to destroy the Jews. Several passages (including Isa. Isa. 34:1, Isa. 36:1, see below) indicate that God will intervene on behalf of His people in Edom at the time of the end. See Sheep in Bozrah.