("the court of death") Third of Joktan's sons (Ge 10:26). Hadramaut, a province in S.E. of Arabia, abounding in myrrh and frankincense, but deadly in climate, whence it derives its name. Called Atramitae by the Romans and Greeks. The most powerful of the Arab tribes. Between the modern Yemen which lies on the W. and the Mahra country. Shibam is its capital.
The eponym of a Joktanite clan (Ge 10:26 = 1Ch 1:20), described as a 'son' of Joktan, fifth in order from Shem. Its identity with the modern Hadramaut is certain. It was celebrated for its traffic in frankincense.
One of the sons of Joktan, a descendant of Shem. Ge 10:26; 1Ch 1:20. The name is supposed to have been preserved by the settlement of the tribe in Hadramaut, in the far south of Arabia, about 16 10' N, 50 E.
(court of death), the third in order of the sons of Joktan
The name is preserved in the Arabic Hadramawt and Hadrumawl, the appellation of a province and an ancient people of southern Arabia. The capital is Satham, a very ancient city, and its chief ports are Mirbat, Zafari and Kisheem, from whence a great trade was carried on in ancient times with India and Africa.