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Aaron

Gary A. Anderson.

in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

March 2000; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 1319 words.

The figure of Aaron, his ancestry, and his rise to priestly prominence is treated rather tersely in the Bible. Though

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Abraham

Craig A. Evans.

in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

March 2000; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 1826 words.

is the name of the progenitor of the Hebrew people. At first he is called Abram (Gn. 11.26–27,

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Absalom, House of

Bilha Nitzan and Jonathan Chipman.

in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

March 2000; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 827 words.

The only reference to the phrase house of Absalom in the Dead Sea Scrolls appears in Pesher Habakkuk (1QpHab v.9),

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Abu Ghurob

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE).

A New Kingdom site, situated in Middle Egypt at the edge of the Faiyum, 3.75 kilometers (about 2.5 miles) due west of the point where the Bahr Yussuf branch of ...

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Abu Rowash

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE).

Located in the continuation of Gebel el-Ghigiga, the western fringe of the Nile Valley (30°2′N, 31°4′E). The archaeological area of Abu Rowash, which belongs to the very northern part of ...

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Abundant, Well-Preserved Evidence

Francesco Menotti.

in Wetland Archaeology and Beyond

March 2012; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 26668 words.

This chapter discusses a variety of archaeological evidence in order to identify architectural structures characteristic of wetland environments and to try to bridge the gap of...

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Abusir

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE).

An archaeological locality on the western bank of the Nile River, approximately 25 kilometers (15 miles) southwest of Cairo (29°56′N, 31°13′E). Its name was derived from the Egyptian...

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Abusir

Miroslav Verner.

August 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 448 pages.

At the center of the world-famous pyramid field of the Memphite necropolis lies a group of pyramids, temples, and tombs named after the nearby village of Abusir. Long overshadowed by the...

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Abusir of Sons of the Sun

Miroslav Verner.

in Abusir

August 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 70905 words.

This chapter examines the influence of the town of Heliopolis—the center of the sun cult in Egypt—on the foundation and development of the royal cemetery in Abusir. It begins with an...

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Abydos

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE).

A site, ancient ʒbḏw, situated in the ancient Thinite nome (eighth Upper Egyptian nome) in southern Egypt (26°11′N 31°55′E). On the western side of the Nile, the site is on ...

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