And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these were
the sons of Adah Esau's wife.
And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister was
And these are
the names of the dukes that came
of Esau, according to their families, after their places, by their names; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth,
And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep.
And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is
by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife.
And the border compassed from Baalah westward unto mount Seir, and passed along unto the side of mount Jearim, which is
Chesalon, on the north side, and went down to Bethshemesh, and passed on to Timnah:
Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages:
According to the word of the LORD they gave him the city which he asked, even
Timnathserah in mount Ephraim: and he built the city, and dwelt therein.
And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathserah, which is
in mount Ephraim, on the north side of the hill of Gaash.
And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathheres, in the mount of Ephraim, on the north side of the hill Gaash.
And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.
And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines: now therefore get her for me to wife.
Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him.
1 Chronicles 1:36
The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam, Kenaz, and Timna, and Amalek.
1 Chronicles 1:39
And the sons of Lotan; Hori, and Homam: and Timna was
1 Chronicles 1:51
Hadad died also. And the dukes of Edom were; duke Timnah, duke Aliah, duke Jetheth,
2 Chronicles 28:18
The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the low country, and of the south of Judah, and had taken Bethshemesh, and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the villages thereof, and Timnah with the villages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages thereof: and they dwelt there.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
TIMNA . 1 . A concubine of Eliphaz, son of Esau ( Genesis 36:12 ). 2 . A woman of the Esau clan of Horites ( Genesis 36:22 , 1 Chronicles 1:39 ). 3 . A ‘duke’ of Edom ( 1 Chronicles 1:51 , Genesis 36:40 [where RV [Note: Revised Version.] has, by a slip, Timnah ]).
H. L. Willett.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(tihm' nuh) Personal name meaning, “holding in check” or “she protects.” 1. Sister of the Horite clan chief Lotan (Genesis 36:22 ; 1 Chronicles 1:39 ), concubine of Esau's son Eliphaz, and mother of Amalek (Genesis 36:12 ). 2 . Son of Eliphaz (1 Chronicles 1:36 ; Genesis 36:16 , Teman) and Edomite clan chief (Genesis 36:40 ; 1 Chronicles 1:51 ). Timna is associated with either Timna in southern Arabia or, following Genesis 36:16 , Teman in southern Edom. It is the name of the capitol of Qataban. 3. A modern name for an ancient copper-mining site fourteen miles north of Elath.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Eliphaz' concubine, mother of Amalek (Genesis 36:12; Genesis 36:22); in 1 Chronicles 1:36 Timna is not, as apparently, a son of Eliphaz. Probably sister of Lotan, daughter of the Horite Seir. The feminine form of Timna shows that it is introduced in Chronicles as an abbreviation for what the chronicler knew his readers understood from Genesis, namely, that Timna was mother of "Amalek," which follows.
2. A duke or phylarch of Edom (Genesis 36:40-43), so that Timna was probably the name of a district.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
1. Concubine of Eliphaz, son of Esau, and mother of Amalek. Genesis 36:12 .
2. Daughter of Seir the Horite. Genesis 36:22 ; 1 Chronicles 1:39 .
3. Son of Eliphaz, a son of Esau. 1 Chronicles 1:36 .
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A secondary wife of Eliphaz the son Esau, a name which recurs in the records of the Idumaena tribes, Genesis 36:12,22,40 ; 1 Chronicles 1:36,51 .
- Eliphaz' concubine, mother of Amalek (Genesis 36:12; Genesis 36:22); in 1 Chronicles 1:36 Timna is not, as apparently, a son of Eliphaz. The feminine form of Timna shows that it is introduced in Chronicles as an abbreviation for what the chronicler knew his readers understood from Genesis, namely, that Timna was mother of "Amalek," which follows. A duke or phylarch of Edom (Genesis 36:40-43), so that Timna was probably the name of a district
- Timna is associated with either Timna in southern Arabia or, following Genesis 36:16 , Teman in southern Edom
- ] has, by a slip, Timnah ])
A concubine of Eliphaz son of Esau, and mother of Amalek (Genesis 36:12 ) it may be presumed that she was the same as Timna sister of Lotan. ) ...
A duke or phylarch of Edom in the last list in (Genesis 36:40-43 ; 1 Chronicles 1:51-54 ) Timnah was probably the name of a place or a district
- It is possible that this was the Timnah visited by Judah at the time of sheep-shearing ( Genesis 38:12 ). For Genesis 36:40 see Timna, 3
- Complex series of narrow shafts were bored into the mountains and hills of the Timna Valley to reach the valued copper deposits within the earth. In Palestine, the Timna copper mines came under the control of the Egyptians during the Late Bronze period. Kenites and Midianites occupied Timna, but no remains from between 1000,900 have been identified