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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Adah

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ADAH. 1 . One of the two wives of Lamech, and mother of Jabal and Jubal ( Genesis 4:19-20 ). The name possibly means ‘brightness’ (cf. Arab. [Note: Arabic.] ghadât ), Lamech’s other wife being named ‘Zillah’ = ‘shadow,’ ‘darkness’ 2 . Daughter of Elon, a Hittite, and one of the wives of Esau ( Genesis 36:2 ). In Genesis 26:34 (P [Note: Priestly Narrative.] ) the daughter of Elon the Hittite, whom Esau takes to wife, is named Basemath (wh. see).

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Adah'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/a/adah.html. 1909.

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