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Aelia Capitolina

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

July 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Biblical Archaeology. 5336 words.

The destruction of Jerusalem in 70 c.e. at the end of the Jewish Revolt was a watershed event in the

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Aging, Hellenistic and Roman Period

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

July 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Biblical Archaeology. 3473 words.

The demographic dynamics of the ancient world were such that overall average mortality and fertility rates were very high, in

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Agriculture

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

July 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Biblical Archaeology. 5683 words.

The term “agriculture” pertains to the cultivation of the soil in order to produce food and other useful and appreciated

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Animal Husbandry

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

July 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Biblical Archaeology. 4492 words.

Animal exploitation was practiced by those who lived in urban centers, satellite towns, rural villages, fortified strongholds, and coastal ports.

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Antioch on the Orontes

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

July 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Biblical Archaeology. 5480 words.

In the 1930s the Antioch excavations conducted by Princeton University and other institutions produced a remarkable wealth of finds that

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Arad

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

July 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Biblical Archaeology. 4675 words.

The mound of ancient Arad is located at the southern slope of the Judean Hills, facing the Beersheba Valley. This

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Aram-Damascus

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

July 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Biblical Archaeology. 4528 words.

“Aram-Damascus” is a compound name used only in some biblical texts as a designation for the most important Aramean city-state

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The archaeological site and caves

Timothy H. Lim.

in The Dead Sea Scrolls

November 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Archaeology; Biblical Studies. 2934 words.

‘The archaeological site and graves’ examines the archaeological evidence found at the Khirbet Qumran site. Palestinian archaeology was previously dominated by the Biblical agenda, but...

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The archaeological site and caves

Timothy H. Lim.

in The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction

March 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Archaeology; Biblical Studies. 3246 words.

‘The archaeological site and caves’ examines the archaeological evidence found at the Khirbet Qumran site. Palestinian archaeology was previously dominated by the biblical agenda, but...

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Art, Bronze and Iron Age

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

July 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Biblical Archaeology. 5451 words.

Objects discovered in archaeological excavations in the southern Levant (Israel/Palestine, the Holy Land) identified as “art” are discussed. The first

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