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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

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,

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),

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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Access and Upkeep

Steven H. Rutledge.

in Ancient Rome as a Museum

April 2012; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 11935 words.

This chapter examines the preservation and upkeep of Rome's cultural artefacts. It identifies three general trends. First, Romans, both individually and collectively, were willing to expend...

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Accounting for the Spread of Quechua and Aymara between Cuzco and Lake Titicaca

BILL SILLAR.

in Archaeology and Language in the Andes

May 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 10296 words.

This chapter explores broad social changes that may account for how Quechua and Aymara entered the Lake Titicaca and Cuzco regions so that they eventually replaced all other native...

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Acting like Harmodius and Aristogeiton

David A. Teegarden.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Terrorism

P ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 9291 words.

This chapter provides an analytical framework for interpreting the history of tyrannicide in ancient Greece. It first explores the Athenians’ idealization of Harmodius and Aristogeiton—two...

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Acts of a Greek King

Magen Broshi.

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). 309 words.

The scroll fragment Acts of a Greek King (4Q248), previously also Pseudohistory, is now called Historical Text. It is approximately

Acts of the Apostles

Gregory E. Sterling.

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). 2138 words.

is the second volume of a two-volume work, Luke-Acts, which relates the story of the early church in ways

Adam

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). 1610 words.

In the literature and religion of the Hebrew scriptures, Adam plays almost no role. The story of his transgression and

Addressing Power

Tim Whitmarsh.

in Beyond the Second Sophistic

August 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 6729 words.

This chapter treats a series of fictional letters between Alexander the Great and the Persian king Darius, preserved partly in the Alexander Romance and partly on papyrus. It argues not (as...

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Administration

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

This is a three-part article covering State Administration, Provincial Administration, and Temple Administration.

Administration is the socioeconomic institution...

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Administrative Texts

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

Result from a selective deployment of writing in control of resources on estates. Most surviving ancient Egyptian administrative texts derive from the two spheres of the state economy:...

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Adventures of the Solymoi

Tim Whitmarsh.

in Beyond the Second Sophistic

August 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 9465 words.

This chapter argues that Hellenistic Jews, far from being exclusively resistant to Greek literary culture (although they could be), often deployed highly sophisticated techniques to merge...

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