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HEBREW: 5711 hde `Adah
NAVE: Adah
EBD: Adah
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In Bible versions:

a woman; one of Lamech's wives, before the flood
daughter of Elon the Hittite; Esau's second wife

an assembly


Strongs #05711: hde `Adah

Adah = "ornament"

1) the 1st of the 2 wives of Lamech and mother of Jabal and Jubal
2) a Hittitess, 1 of the 3 wives of Esau and mother of Eliphaz
2a) also called 'Bashemath'

5711 `Adah aw-daw'

from 5710; ornament; Adah, the name of two women:-Adah.
see HEBREW for 05710

Adah [EBD]

ornament. (1.) The first of Lamech's two wives, and the mother of Jabal and Jubal (Gen. 4:19, 20, 23).

(2.) The first of Esau's three wives, the daughter of Elon the Hittite (Gen. 36:2,4), called also Bashemath (26:34).

Adah [NAVE]

1. Wife of Lamech, Gen. 4:19-23.
2. Wife of Esau, Gen. 36:10-12.


(ornament, beauty).
  1. The first of the two wives of Lamech, by whom were borne to him Jabal and Jubal. (Genesis 4:19) (B.C. 3600).
  2. A Hittitess, one of the three wives of Esau, mother of Eliphaz. (Genesis 36:2,10,12,16) In (Genesis 26:34) she is called BASHEMATH. (B.C. 1797.)


ADAH - a'-da (`adhah, "adornment"):

(1) One of the two wives of Lamech the descendant of Cain (Gen 4:19,20,23). The narrative in Gen assigns to her two sons, Jabal the "father" of tent-dwelling people, and Jubal the "father" of all such as handle the harp and pipe." Josephus says that Lamech had 77 sons by Ada and Zillah (Ant., I, ii, 2).

(2) According to Gen 36:2,4,10,12,16, the Hittite wife of Esau, daughter of Elon, and mother of Eliphaz. In this chapter Esau's other wives are Oholibamah, a Hivite, and Basemath the daughter of Ishmael. The names are differently given elsewhere (Gen 26:34; 28:9). Basemath is said to be the daughter of Elon. The daughter of Ishmael is called Mahalath. In place of Oholibamah the Hivite we find Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite. Data are lacking for the solution of the problem.

Willis J. Beecher

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