Descent through Esau from Abraham, and were acknowledged' by the Israelites (Deut.
14) who refused passage to the Israelites in their wanderings.
The history of the relations of the Edomites and Israelites may be briefly summarized.
" City of Salim" or "City of Peace," many years before the Israelites under Joshua entered Canaan.
Some of the latter were either not conquered by the Israelites until long after the invasion, or, if conquered, were not held by Levites; and names are wanting of places in which priests are actually known to have lived.