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Masada

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Archaeology.

The site, on a steep rocky hill, of the ruins of a palace and fortification built by Herod the Great on the SW shore of the Dead Sea in the 1st century bc. It was a Jewish stronghold in the...

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Masada

Neil Asher Silberman.

in The Oxford Companion to Archaeology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 740 words.

Located on an isolated plateau near the southwestern coast of the Dead Sea, the fortress-palace complex of Masada provides vivid

Masada

in The Oxford Companion To Archaeology

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 742 words.

Located on an isolated plateau near the southwestern coast of the Dead Sea, the fortress-palace complex of Masada provides vivid

Masada

in The Oxford Companion To Archaeology

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 742 words.

Located on an isolated plateau near the southwestern coast of the Dead Sea, the fortress-palace complex of Masada provides vivid

Masada

Edith Mary Smallwood and Tessa Rajak.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 295 words.

Masada is a small isolated plateau 457 m. (1,500 ft.) high, on the western shore of the Dead Sea, and accessible from there only by the tortuous ‘snake path’. *Herod(1), having secured his family in...

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Masada

Rachel Hachlili.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Jewish Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 522 words.

[Heb. Mezadah]

Fortress on a flat-topped rock on the eastern side of the Judean Desert in Israel; to the east, the rock terminates in a sheer cliff 400 m above the Dead Sea....

siege of Masada

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

(ad 73),

one of the final acts of the Jewish revolt against Rome which began in ad 66. Masada, a high outcrop of rock by the Dead Sea, had been ...

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Masada

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Archaeology.

The site, on a steep rocky hill, of the ruins of a palace and fortification built by Herod the Great on the SW shore of the Dead Sea in the 1st century bc. It was a Jewish stronghold in the...

See overview in Oxford Index

Masada

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 107 words.

A vast fortress on the west bank of the *Dead Sea, extended and strengthened by *Herod the

Masada

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 105 words.

A vast fortress on the west bank of the Dead Sea, extended and strengthened by Herod during his reign

Masada

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 87 words.

The site, on a steep rocky hill on the south-west shore of the Dead Sea, of the ruins of a

Masada

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 88 words.

The site, on a steep rocky hill on the south-west shore of the Dead Sea, of the ruins of a palace and fortification built by Herod the Great in the 1st century ...

Masada

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 113 words.

The great rock on the edge of the Judaean desert, the site of Herod the Great’s palace, where the zealots

Masada

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 7 words.

(see Zorn, John)See also John Zorn.

Masada

Edited by Lawrence H. Schiffman and James VanderKam.

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). 10195 words.

[This entry consists of three parts: Archaeology, History, and Written Material.]

Masada

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 119 words.

adder, bladder, khaddar, ladder, madder • Esmeralda, Valda • scaffolder • lambda • Amanda, Aranda, Baganda,

Masada

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 118 words.

adder, bladder, khaddar, ladder, madder • Esmeralda, Valda • scaffolder • lambda • Amanda, Aranda, Baganda,

Masada

Edited by John Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 233 words.

is a small isolated plateau on the western shore of the Dead Sea, and accessible from there only by the tortuous ‘snake path’. ...

Masada

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

July 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Biblical Archaeology. 5329 words.

The name says it all: Metzadah in Hebrew means “mountain” and “fortress,” and there is no other site in the

Masada

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 57 words.

Prominent rocky site in Israel/Palestine, where Herod the Great built a palace and refuge. According to Josephus, it was

Masada

Edited by Gordon Campbell.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE). 461 words.

Fortress on a flat-topped rock on the eastern side of the Judaean Desert in Israel; to the east, the