A tribe and country of the Ishmaelites in Arabia, Ge 25:14; 1Ch 1:30; Isa 21:11. This is doubtless the same which is still called by the Arabs "Duma the stony" and "the Syrian Duma," situated on the confines of the Arabian and Syrian desert, with a fortress.
There was also a town of this name in Judah (Jos 15:52), which has been identified with ed-Domeh, about 10 miles southwest of Hebron. The place mentioned in the "burden" of the prophet Isaiah (Isa 21:11) is Edom or Idumea.
("silence".) An Ishmaelite tribe and region (Ge 25:14; 1Ch 1:30; Isa 21:11). The name survives in Doomat el Jendel, "Dumah of the blocks of stone," namely, of which it was built. On the borders of Arabia and the Syrian desert. Put for all Idumea, to imply it should soon be put to silence, i.e. be destroyed. The name indicates its unhewn cyclopean masonry, like the gigantic buildings of Bashan. A town in the hills of Judah, near Hebron (Jos 15:52). Perhaps now Duweimeh, on the W. of the high district, N. of the Negeb or dry south land.
2. city or district prophesied against; probably in Edom, and perhaps connected with No. 1. Isa 21:11.
3. Town in the highlands of Judah. Jos 15:52. Identified with ed Domeh, 31 26' N, 34 59' E.
1. A son of Ishmael, most probably the founder of the Ishmaelite tribe of Arabia, and thence the name of the principal place of district inhabited by that tribe.
2. A city in the mountainous district of Judah, near Hebron,
represented by the ruins of a village called ed-Daumeh, six miles southwest of Hebron.