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: Thou art immortal--so am I: I feel-- I feel my immortality o'ersweep All pains....
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.); fourth, Samiasa and Azaziel, two fallen angel-lovers, paradoxically seem above the troubles of mere mortals; fifth, Raphael is the angelic and unquestioning emissary of God's will ("Farewell, thou earth!
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.