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In Bible versions:

daughter of Elon the Hittite; Esau's second wife
daughter of Ishmael; Esau's third wife and cousin
daughter of Solomon

perfumed; confusion of death; in desolation


Strongs #01315: tmsb Bosmath

Bashemath or Basmath = "spice"

1) Hittite wife of Esau, daughter of Ishmael, sister of Nebaioth
2) daughter of Solomon, wife of Ahimaaz, one of Solomon's commissariat

1315 Bosmath bos-math'

feminine of 1314 (the second form); fragrance; Bosmath, the
name of a wife of Esau, and of a daughter of Solomon:-
Bashemath, Basmath.
see HEBREW for 01314

Bashemath [EBD]

sweet-smelling. (1.) The daughter of Ishmael, the last of Esau's three wives (Gen. 36:3, 4, 13), from whose son Reuel four tribes of the Edomites sprung. She is also called Mahalath (Gen. 28:9). It is noticeable that Esau's three wives receive different names in the genealogical table of the Edomites (Gen. 36) from those given to them in the history (Gen. 26:34; 28:9).

(2.) A daughter of Solomon, and wife of Ahimaaz, one of his officers (1 Kings 4:15).

Bashemath [NAVE]

BASHEMATH, wife of Esau, Gen. 26:34; 36:3, 4, 10, 13, 17.

Basmath [NAVE]

BASMATH, daughter of Solomon, 1 Kin. 4:15.


(fragrant, pleasing), daughter of Ishmael, the last married of the three wives of Esau. (Genesis 26:34; 36:3,4,13) (B.C. after 1797.) In (Genesis 28:9) she is called Mahalath.


(fragrant, pleasing), a daughter of Solomon, married to Ahimaaz, one of his commissariat officers. (1 Kings 4:15) (B.C. after 1014.)


BASEMATH; BASHEMATH; BASMATH - bas'-e-math, bash'-e-math, bas'-math (basemath, "fragrant"):

(1) Basemath, one of the wives of Esau, a daughter of Elon, the Hittite (Gen 26:34; the King James Version Bashemath), probably identical with or a sister of Adah whom he also married (Gen 36:2). Compare ADAH.

(2) Basemath (the King James Version Bashemath), another wife of Esau, a daughter of Ishmael and a sister of Nebaioth (Gen 36:3,4,10,13,17). This wife is also called Mahalath (Gen 28:9), and is of the house of Abraham. Esau married her because his father was not pleased with his other wives who were daughters of Canaan. Compare MAHALATH.

(2) Basemath (the King James Version Basmath), the daughter of Solomon, and wife of Ahimaaz, a commissariat-officer in the service of Solomon (1 Ki 4:15).

A. L. Breslich


BASHEMATH - bash'-e-math.



BASMATH - bas'-math.


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