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All the Men of the Bible - Friday, July 5, 2013

Edom [Ē'dom]—red earth. The elder son of Isaac, and so named in memory of the red color of the lentil pottage for which he sold his birthright to his twin brother Jacob (Gen. 25:30; 36:1, 8, 19). See ESAU. Name is also used to describe those descended from Esau, the Edomites (Gen. 36:9).

Devotional content drawn from All the Men of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer. Used with permission.