On Teman

I wrote a post on Teman over a year ago. I now conclude that, as by the Late Iron IIc Teman (“to the right/south”) was in northern Edom, it is more likely that the term “Teman” was actually first used by the inhabitants of southern Cisjordan. As YHWH was not worshiped by the Edomites, it seems the Teman of the Kuntillet ‘Ajrud ostraca is the entire region to the South of Judah. The term “Teman” may have been first used by the copper miners of Tel Masos.