1:12 Teman. Teman was a grandson of Esau (Gen. 36:11, 15). His descendant clan apparently gave its name to a region in the south of Edom, and to a village some fifteen miles from Petra. Here, the region is meant. Teman was famous for wisdom (Job 2:11; Jer. 49:7).
Bozrah. The northernmost Edomite city, some 35 miles north of Petra. By mentioning its northernmost and southernmost regions, Amos consigns all of Edom to destruction.