Oholibamah was a Canaanite and was one of the wives of Esau, who founded the country of Edom near the land that became Israel.
Oholibamah was the mother of sons Jeush, Jalam and Korah, who each became the patriarch of a tribe of Edomites. And she was the daughter of Anah and granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite.
Some Bible commentators suggest that Oholibamah might be the same person as Judith, who is mentioned as a wife of Esau in Genesis 26:34, and that Judith was given the name Oholibamah when she married Esau.
Variations of the name include Aholibamah.
Oholibamah also is the name of a region among mountains in Edom, perhaps near Mount Hor. It's possible that the region is named for her or that she got her name from the region.
Oholibamah is mentioned by name in five verses: Genesis 36:2, Genesis 36:5, Genesis 36:14, Genesis 36:18 and Genesis 36:25.
The name Oholibamah means "tent of the height."
Next person in the Bible: Omri, King of Israel
Go to: List of people in the Bible
Go to: Women in the Bible