Idumea (Id´yoo-mee´uh)

The Greek name for Edom in the LXX. After the exile (586 BCE) the name designated the region in Judea from Beth-zur to south of Beer-sheba, an area occupied in part by Edomites (Idumeans). Herod the Great was an Idumean, and people from Idumea came to hear Jesus (Mark 3:8).

Mark 3:8

8hearing all that he was doing, they came to him in great numbers from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, beyond the Jordan, and the region around Tyre and Sidon.

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