Factbook "Referred to As" misleading hits - Edom

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Bob | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Dec 15 2020 10:42 AM

Comparing Factbook "Referred to As" section for Edom, with Bible Word Study for lemma for Edom, I see that the factbook misses many hits.  52 hits for Hebrew Edom in factbook.  Over 90 hits in Bible Word Study. 

As an example, why isn't Obadiah 1:1 not in the factbook "Referred to As" section?

Bob

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Andrew Batishko (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 15 2020 10:56 AM

The Factbook page for "Edom" is only including data about Edom as a place. Edom as mentioned in Obadiah 1:1 is specifically referring to the people group, rather than the geographical location, and as such, you would find information in Factbook under "Edomites" or "Edomites (Assyrian Exile)".

This same lemma is also used in the Factbook page for "Wilderness of Edom".

Does that help?

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Bob | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 15 2020 12:35 PM

Yes, that makes sense.  Thanks for the good explanation.

Bob

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