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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
Basmath (7 Occurrences)
Genesis 26:34 And Esau was forty years old, when he took as wives Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basmath the daughter of Elon the Hittite. (DBY)
Genesis 36:3 and Basmath Ishmael's daughter, the sister of Nebaioth. (DBY)
Genesis 36:4 And Adah bore to Esau Eliphaz; and Basmath bore Reuel. (DBY)
Genesis 36:10 These are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz, the son of Adah the wife of Esau; Reuel, the son of Basmath the wife of Esau. (DBY)
Genesis 36:13 And these are the sons of Reuel: Nahath and Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These are the sons of Basmath Esau's wife. (DBY)
Genesis 36:17 And these are the sons of Reuel Esau's son: chief Nahath, chief Zerah, chief Shammah, chief Mizzah: these are the chiefs of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Basmath Esau's wife. (DBY)
1 Kings 4:15 Ahimaaz was in Naphtali; he also took Basmath the daughter of Solomon to wife: (KJV DBY WBS)