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Negev

(Ναγέβ), area of Palestine III (Salutaris) extending south of the Dead Sea to the Gulf of ʿAqabah. Its territory included Petra (the capital); the cities of Mampsis, Birosaba, and Elusa ...

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World Encyclopedia

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... (Hebrew, dry) Desert region in s Israel that extends from Beersheba to the border with Egypt at Elat, and accounts for more than 50% of Israeli land. An irrigation network has increased cultivation in the Negev. The region has good mineral resources, including copper, phosphates, natural gas, gypsum, and magnesium ore. Area: c .13,300sq km (5130sq...

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Neil Morris

Dictionary Plus Social Sciences

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...Negev An arid region that covers most of southern Israel, between the city of Beersheba and the Gulf of Aqaba on the Egyptian border. Large areas of the Negev are irrigated, producing cereals, fruit, and vegetables. Mineral resources include copper and magnesium. Area 12,170 km 2 . Neil...

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The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (4 ed.)

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...Negev ( Hebrew: Ha-Negev ), Israel A semi-desert with a name derived from the Hebrew root n-g-b ‘to dry’. Thus the name means ‘Dry (Land)’ or sometimes ‘South (Land)’. In the time of T. E. Lawrence ( 1888–1935 ) (also known as Lawrence of Arabia for his role in the Arab Revolt ( 1916–18 ), during the First World War, it was known as the Wilderness of Zin....

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Pau Figueras

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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...monks from Gaza ( Jerome , Life of Hilarion , 25); inscriptions and literary references attest to the development of the Church. Pau Figueras J. Shereshevski , Byzantine Urban Settlements in the Negev Desert (1991). P. Figueras , ‘Monks and Monasteries in the Negev Desert’, Liber Annuus 45 (1995), 401–47. P. Figueras , ‘The Christian History of the Negev ad Northern Sinai’, in D.-M. A. Jaeger , ed., Tantur Papers on Christianity in the Holy Land (1981),...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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... . The Negev comprises several different geographic regions, each with climatic, geologic, and topographic peculiarities that influenced the type of settlement it attracted and the course of its history. The regions are the northern Negev, whose most prominent area is the Beer-sheba basin, which prospered in the Chalcolithic period; the Negev highlands, an area in which settlement flourished in the Early Bronze Age, the Iron Age, and the Nabatean, Roman, and Byzantine periods; and the ῾Arabah, the eastern Negev, which flourished principally in the Iron Age...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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...Negev. Urban life continued in some places until ca. 700 , then died out, and the desert replaced orchards and vineyards. K.G. Gutwein , Third Palestine (Washington, D.C., 1981). A. Negev , Tempel, Kirchen und Zisternen (Stuttgart 1983) 159–245. B. Bagatti , Antichi villaggi cristiani della Giudea e del Neghev (Jerusalem 1983) 185–208. P. Mayerson , The Ancient Agricultural Regime of Nessana and Central Negev, Excavations at Nessana , ed. H.D. Colt , vol. 1 (London 1962) 211–63. A. Segal , The Byzantine City of Shivta (Esbeita), Negev Desert,...

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Mordechai Haiman

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

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...The Old Testament Negev means “south” or “dry,” indicating the natural conditions of the area. Other biblical terms like “The Negev of the Kenites” and “The Negev of Jerahmeelites” indicate geographical zones named after tribes, a phenomenon common among seminomads, a lifestyle dictated by the natural conditions. This article will use the more inclusive modern sense for Negev in order to show how the settled lands, biblical Negev, and desert areas were connected into a single system of settlement. The Sinai Peninsula of Egypt and the Negev constitutes a...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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..., churches and synagogues of Following the introduction of Christianity in about ad 350 , churches were built in all the towns and villages of the Negev , and their ruins have been excavated in Elusa , Oboda , Sobata , Nessana , Memphis (Mampsis), Ruheibeh, Birosaba, Horvat Karkur ‘Illit, Tel Qerioth, and others. They are large basilicas , with two rows of columns separating the nave and aisles and ending with one or three apses , all facing east. Baptisteries , chapels, and diaconicon and prothesis chambers were annexed to many of them....

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... • rev • Mendeleev • Negev • maglev • ...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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(Ναγέβ), area of Palestine III (Salutaris) extending south of the Dead Sea to the Gulf of ʿAqabah. Its territory included Petra (the capital); the cities of Mampsis, Birosaba, and Elusa ...
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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...” Israel Exploration Journal 26 (1976): 89–95. Negev, Avraham. “ Élusa, 1980. ” Revue Biblique 88 (1981): 587–591. Negev, Avraham. The Greek Inscriptions from the Negev . Jerusalem, 1981. See pages 73–76. Negev, Avraham. “ Les Nabatéens au Negev. ” Le Monde de la Bible 19 (1981): 4–46. Negev, Avraham. “ Christen und Christentum in der Wüste Negev. ” Antike Welt 13 (1982): 2–33. Negev, Avraham. Tempel, Kirchen und Zisternen . Stuttgart, 1983. Negev, Avraham. Nabatean Archaeology Today . New York, 1986. Negev, Avraham. “ The Cathedral of Élusa and the New...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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... and Wolfgang Haase , pp. 520–686. Berlin, 1977. Negev, Avraham . “Housing and City-planning in the Ancient Negev and the Provincia Arabia.” In Housing in Arid Lands: Design and Planning , edited by Gideon Golany , pp. 3–32. London, 1980. Negev, Avraham . The Greek Inscriptions from the Negev . Jerusalem, 1981. See pages 11–45. Negev, Avraham . “ Christen und Christentum in der Wüste Negev. ” Antike Welt 13 (1982): 2–33. Negev, Avraham . Tempel, Kirchen und Zisternen . Stuttgart, 1983. Negev, Avraham . The Late Hellenistic and Early Roman Pottery...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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...; and Nabateans .] Bibliography Negev, Avraham . “The Nebateans and the Provincia Arabia.” In Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt , vol. II.8, edited by Hildegard Temporini and Wolfgang Haase , pp. 631–633, 647–658. Berlin, 1977. Negev, Avraham . “Housing and City-planning in the Ancient Negev and the Provincia Arabia.” In Housing in Arid Lands: Design and Planning , edited by Gideon Golany , pp. 3–32. London, 1980. Negev, Avraham . The Greek Inscriptions from the Negev . Jerusalem, 1981. See pages 69–72. Negev, Avraham . Tempel, Kirchen und...

Nabatean Inscriptions

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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...1903. Jaussen, Antonin , and Raphael Savignac . Mission archéologique en Arabia , vol. 1. Paris, 1909. Negev, Avraham . The Inscriptions of Wadi Ḥaqqaq, Sinai . Qedem, vol. 6. Jerusalem, 1977. Negev, Avraham . “ A Nabatean Sanctuary at Jebel Moneijah, Southern Sinai. ” Israel Exploration Journal 27 (1977): 219–234. Negev, Avraham . Personal Names in the Nabatean Realm . Qedem, vol. 32. Jerusalem, 1991. Contains an extensive bibliography. Avraham ...

Nessana

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(ʿAuja al-Hafir in Israel), settlement in the Negev situated on a trade route between Gaza and Sinai; it was fortified and garrisoned (421–22?) with “very loyal Theodosians” by Theodosios II ...

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