The Edomites: Their History as Gathered from the Holy Scriptures (1888)

by Mary L. T. Witter
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Publisher: Adventure Journeys

Publication Date: December 13, 2018

ISBN: 1230002991030

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"Immediately before the siege of Jerusalem by Titus, 20,000 Idumaeans were admitted into the holy city … from this time the Edomites as a separate people, disappear from the page of history." -Mary Witter

In 1888, Mary L. T. Witter, of Berwick, Nova Scotia and author of religious works published "The Edomites: Their History as Gathered from the Holy Scriptures." As noted by the title, in this book Witter compiles the history of the Edomites as gathered from the Biblical sources.

In introducing her book Witter notes that "surely the study of a people to whom reference is made—sometimes frequent reference —in twenty-four of the books of the Bible cannot be without profit. That the history of the Edomites is extremely fragmentary is admitted, but that circumstance has been to my mind an incentive to attempt the compilation."

After going through the Biblical accounts of the Edomites in great detail, from Esau to the siege of Jerusalem by Titus, Witter concludes that "the Scriptures plainly teach that the great Supreme is a God of justice as well as a God of mercy. The destruction of the ante-deluvians, of the cities of the plain, and the story of the Amalekites may be adduced as instances in proof of this assertion. But in the history of no people is God's displeasure against sin, and his inflexible justice more legibly written than in that of the Edomites."

Contents:
I. THEIR ANCESTRY.
II. Rebekah's Journey.
III. THE BIRTH OF ESAU—HE SELLS HIS BIRTHRIGHT.
IV. ESAU IS DEPRIVED OF HIS FATHER'S BLESSING.
V. THE LAND OF EDOM
VI. ESAU'S INTERVIEW WITH JACOB AT THE JABBOK.
VII. THE HORITES.
VIII. THE DUKEDOMS AND THE EARLY KINGDOM OF EDOM.
IX. DOEG
X. HADAD.
XI. EDOM, A DEPENDENCY OF JUDAH.
XII. THE KINGDOM OF EDOM.
XIII. THE HERODIAN FAMILY.
XIV.