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A-group

A-group   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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2005

the archaeological designation for an indigenous Nubian culture; the term “A-Group” was introduced by George A. Reisner (1910)

Aachen ambo ivories

Aachen ambo ivories   Reference library

John Hanson

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

The *ambo at the cathedral in Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle) is embellished with six *ivories probably of the early 8th

Aaron

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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2008

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

Aba I, Mar

Aba I, Mar (552)   Reference library

J. F. Coakley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

Author and *catholicus of the *Church of the East. He was a former Persian official converted from

Ab Actis

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Alexander Skinner

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

A senior member of the *officium of a *Praefectus Praetorio, *Praefectus Urbi, *Vicarius,

Abasgia

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Manana Odisheli

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

Abasgia occupied the north-east shore of the Black Sea. It was part of Colchis where the *cities of Gyenos

‘Abbasids

‘Abbasids (in Umayyad times)   Reference library

Konstantin Klein and Andrew Marsham

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Caliphal dynasty (750–1258) who seized the *caliphate from the *Umayyads in the so-called ‘Abbasid Revolution of 747–50. The

Abbayei

Abbayei (278–338)   Reference library

Isaiah Gafni

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

Head of the Babylonian rabbinic academy of *Pumbedita. Following the early deaths of his parents, Abbayei was raised

Abbo

Abbo (751)   Reference library

Hans Hummer

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

Rector of Maurienne and Susa (726) and probably *Patricius of *Provence (739–c.751). He founded the *

‘Abd al-Hamid b. Yahya al-Katib

‘Abd al-Hamid b. Yahya al-Katib (750)   Reference library

Adrian De Gifis

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Secretary for the Umayyad caliphs *Hisham b. ‘Abd al-Malik b. Marwan (r. 724–43) and *Marwan II (r. 744–50).

‘Abd Allah b. al-‘Abbas

‘Abd Allah b. al-‘Abbas (688)   Reference library

Rasheed Hosein and Andrew Marsham

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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was a son of one of the Prophet *Muhammad’s uncles. In the period after Muhammad’s death, Ibn ‘Abbas

‘Abd Allah b. al-Zubayr

‘Abd Allah b. al-Zubayr (624–91/2)   Reference library

Nicola Clarke

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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*Caliph (r. c.684–91/2) during the Second *Arab Civil War (*Fitna). Grandson of the first

‘Abd Allah b. Mu‘awiya

‘Abd Allah b. Mu‘awiya (748)   Reference library

Adrian De Gifis

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Great-grandson of Ja‘far b. Abi Talib (brother of *‘Ali) and contender for the imamate (744–8). With Zaydi support,

‘Abd Allah b. Shihab al-Zuhri

‘Abd Allah b. Shihab al-Zuhri (742)   Reference library

Rasheed Hosein

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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One of the most important figures in the formation, development, and interpretation of the Islamic tradition, al-Zuhri is viewed positively

‘Abd Allah b. ‘Umar

‘Abd Allah b. ‘Umar (693)   Reference library

Nancy Khalek

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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A son of the *caliph *‘Umar b. al-Khattab, famous for his character and scrupulousness in the transmission

‘Abd al-Malik b. Marwān

‘Abd al-Malik b. Marwān (646–705)   Reference library

Nicola Clarke

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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*Umayyad *caliph (r. 685 or 692–705), builder of the *Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount, *

‘Abd al-Rahman b. al-Ash‘ath

‘Abd al-Rahman b. al-Ash‘ath (704)   Reference library

Nicola Clarke

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Arab military commander and rebel. ‘Abd al-Rahman sided with *‘Abd al-Malik during the Second *Arab Civil War (

Abdishoʿ

Abdishoʿ (1318)   Reference library

Hubert Kaufhold and István Perczel

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Abdishoʿ bar Brika, *Metropolitan of *Nisibis, is the last important east *Syriac writer. His Nomocanon (1290)

Abgar legend

Abgar legend   Reference library

Alain J. Desreumaux

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

Widely credited set of stories based on the apocryphal correspondence between Jesus and King Abgar of *Edessa. *

Abila

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Marlena Whiting

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

City of the Decapolis in *Palaestina Secunda, located c.80 km (50 miles) north-east of *Amman (Jordan).

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