Aholibamah


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Aholibamah

(əhō'lĭbā`mə, ā'həlĭb`ə–), in the Bible. 1 One of Esau's wives. 2 Duke of Edom.
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The more defiant Aholibamah, contrasting her lover Samiasa's "immortality" to her "clay" professes her immortality:
Coleridge complained that "Byron had talk like a street preacher" (V, 309), affirms the doctrine of the elect in various ways; second, Anah, who sins with a fallen angel, seems to be religious and is, from Japhet's point of view, worthy of salvation (I, iii, 426-27, 467-70); third, Aholibamah, also in love with an angel, challenges Noah and remains unrepentant as a defiant seed of Cain's lineage (I, i, 110 ff.
Perhaps Byron's comments to two associates in Greece best illustrate his final thoughts about death and an afterlife--when he was not creating the personae of Childe Harold, Manfred, Cain, Aholibamah, or Southey.