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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