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Leummim

Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception

Volume 16
Editor(s): Christine Helmer, Steven L. McKenzie, Thomas Römer, Jens Schröter, Barry Dov Walfish, Eric J. Ziolkowski
De Gruyter (Berlin, Boston) 2018

In Gen 25:3 Leummin (MT Lĕʾummîm; LXX Λοωμιμ) is mentioned among the sons of Dedan, a grandson of Abraham and Keturah. The names of the three sons of Dedan are in plural form. Maybe they denoted the three main groups among the inhabitants of the city Dedan (Winnett: 190–91). According to Gen 25:6 the sons of Keturah were sent away by Abraham to the east, i.e., they inherited no land and were not included into the blessing of Abraham (Hieke: 132). In the genealogy in 1 Chr 1:32–33 the Leummin ar…

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