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BASEMATH; BASHEMATH; BASMATH
bas'-e-math, bash'-e-math, bas'-math (basemath, "fragrant"):
(1) Basemath, one of the wives of Esau, a daughter of Elon, the Hittite (Genesis 26:34; the King James Version Bashemath), probably identical with or a sister of Adah whom he also married (Genesis 36:2). Compare ADAH.
(2) Basemath (the King James Version Bashemath), another wife of Esau, a daughter of Ishmael and a sister of Nebaioth (Genesis 36:3, 4, 10, 13, 17). This wife is also called Mahalath (Genesis 28:9), and is of the house of Abraham. Esau married her because his father was not pleased with his other wives who were daughters of Canaan. Compare MAHALATH.
(3) Basemath (the King James Version Basmath), the daughter of Solomon, and wife of Ahimaaz, a commissariat-officer in the service of Solomon (1 Kings 4:15).
A. L. Breslich
Basemath (7 Occurrences)
Genesis 26:34 When Esau was forty years old, he took as wife Judith, the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath, the daughter of Elon the Hittite. (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS NIV)
Genesis 36:3 and Basemath, Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebaioth. (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS NIV)
Genesis 36:4 Adah bore to Esau Eliphaz. Basemath bore Reuel. (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS NIV)
Genesis 36:10 these are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz, the son of Adah, the wife of Esau; and Reuel, the son of Basemath, the wife of Esau. (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS NIV)
Genesis 36:13 These are the sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. These were the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife. (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS NIV)
Genesis 36:17 These are the sons of Reuel, Esau's son: chief Nahath, chief Zerah, chief Shammah, chief Mizzah: these are the chiefs who came of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife. (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS NIV)
1 Kings 4:15 Ahimaaz, in Naphtali (he also took Basemath the daughter of Solomon as wife); (WEB JPS ASV BBE YLT NAS NIV)