Ho'mam (Heb. Homan, הוֹמָם, discomfiture; Sept. Αἰμάν, Vulg. Homan), the second named of the two sons of Lotan, son of Seir the Horite (1Ch 1:39). In the parallel passage (Ge 36:22) his name is written HEMAMI (Heb. Heyman הֵימָם, Sept.Αἱμάν, Vulg. Henlan). B.C. considerably ante 1964. Homam is assumed by Gesenius to be the original form (Thes. p. 385 a). By Knobel (Genesis, p. 254) the name is compared with that of el-Homaima, a town now ruined, though once important, half way between Petra and Ailath, on the ancient road at the back of the mountain, which the Arabic geographers describe as the native place of the Abassides (Robinson, Res. 2, 572). (See Laborde, Journey, p. 207, Ameinmz; also the Arabic authorities mentioned by Knobel.)

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