Tema (Tee´muh)

1.  The ninth-named son of Ishmael (Gen 25:15; 1Chr 1:3). 2   A location in northern Arabia known for caravan traffic (Job 6:19), possibly an oasis (Isa 21:14); its occupying tribe is named for the site (Jer 25:23).

(Gen 25:15

15Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.

1Chr 1:3)

3Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech;

(Job 6:19)

19The caravans of Tema look,
the travelers of Sheba hope.

Isa 21:14)

14Bring water to the thirsty,
meet the fugitive with bread,
O inhabitants of the land of Tema.

Jer 25:23)

23Dedan, Tema, Buz, and all who have shaven temples;

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