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Ḥimyar, kingdom of

Yosef Yuval Tobi.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies; Middle Eastern History. 5389 words.

The beginning of the Ḥimyari kingdom is reckoned at 110 bce, when the tribe of Ḥimyar split off from the Qatabān kingdom in the western Ḥaḍramawt, located in the southern Arabian Peninsula,...

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Jaffa

Benjamin Isaac.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Middle Eastern History. 7254 words.

The city of Joppe/Jaffa/Yafo on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean, immediately south of modern Tel Aviv, has a long history of importance as an urban centre, from the Middle Bronze Age...

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Scythopolis

Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies; Middle Eastern History. 157 words.

Scythopolis (now Beth–Shean), a Canaanite, then Israelite, city on the right bank of the Jordan, its Greek name of unclear origin. It was conquered by *Antiochus (3) III from the Ptolemies...

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Semitic

J. F. Healey.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Middle Eastern History. 136 words.

Semitic, a term derived from the Old Testament personal name Shem, refers to a middle eastern language group (used linguistically by A. L. Schlözer in 1781, though J. G. Eichhorn claimed priority)....

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