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Aretas

Aretas  

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The name of several kings of the Nabataeans (Nabataean Aramaic form ḥrtt).Aretas Ireigned in the early 2nd cent. bc.Aretas II(c. 120–96 bc) in 96 tried to ...
Canaan

Canaan  

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The land, later known as Palestine, which the Israelites conquered and occupied in the later part of the second millennium bc, or possibly rather earlier.
Chorikios of Gaza

Chorikios of Gaza  

6th-C. Christian rhetorician. Chorikios (Ξορίκιος) was pupil and eulogist of Prokopios of Gaza. Forty-six declamations of various types survive. Apart from the historical value of his panegyric on ...
Gaza

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Eric William Gray, Jean-François Salles, and John Francis Healey

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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an ancient city of the Philistines and one-time stronghold of the pharaohs (late bronze age). Located in a fertile region and in a key position on the ...

Gaza

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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A city in the hands in turn of the tribe of *Judah (Judg. 1: 18), the *Philistines (1

Gaza

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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2005

present-day Tell Harube, a large site on the southern coastal plain of Palestine, about 5 kilometers (3 miles) inland

Gaza

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Gary Vikan, Alexander Kazhdan, and Zvi 'Uri Ma῾oz

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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(Γάζα, Ar. Ghazzah), ancient city on southern coast of Palestine that remained prosperous until the end of the 6th C., when the ...

Gazan

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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the city in Palestine, whose gates were carried off by Samson (Sampson, VII.2047). (Possibly the form reflects the

incense

incense  

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Incense is used in many religious rites, the smoke being considered symbolic of prayer. There is no clear evidence of its Christian use until the last quarter of the 4th cent. The incensing of the ...
Infancy of Christ

Infancy of Christ  

Specifically the period from the Annunciation through the Flight into Egypt (Mt 1:18–25, 2:1–23; Lk 1:26–55, 2:1–52; Protoevangelion of James, chs. 11–21). Christ's infancy was illustrated esp. ...
John of Gaza

John of Gaza  

6th-C. Christian grammarian. John wrote 703 hexameters (with iambic prologue) in the style of Nonnos of Panopolis, describing a mural in the winter baths of Gaza or Antioch, built during ...
Mark the Deacon

Mark the Deacon  

A disciple of Porphyrios of Gaza and allegedly his hagiographer; fl. 5th C. According to the vita of Porphyrios, Mark was originally from the province of Asia. He came to ...
Nicholas of Myra

Nicholas of Myra  

Rhetorician; born Myra ca.430 (not between 410 and 412, as previously believed), died after 491. Nicholas belonged to the school of Gaza and was a teacher in Constantinople, where his ...
Philistine

Philistine  

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The people occupying S. Palestine who were in conflict with the Israelites at the time of the Judges. Contrary to the colloquial English usage, whereby ‘Philistine’ means ‘antagonistic to culture’, ...
Phoenicians

Phoenicians  

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[CP]A Semitic people from the eastern Mediterranean, descendants of the Canaanites, renowned as traders in later prehistory, and erroneously credited with many wondrous exploits around the world. ...
Popular Religion

Popular Religion  

Abundantly used in the 1970s, the concept of popular religion, which gave rise at that time to numerous works and lively debates, permitted a questioning of the image of a ...
Porphyrios of Gaza

Porphyrios of Gaza  

Bishop of Gaza (from 395) and saint; born Thessalonike ca.347, died Gaza 26 Feb. 420. Porphyrios began his career as a monk in the Egyptian and Palestinian desert (ca.372–82), then ...
Syria-palestine

Syria-palestine  

Since prehistory, the nature and extent of interactions between Egypt and Syria-Palestine (the Levant) had fluctuated across the North Sinai land bridge and through maritime contacts. Although Wadi ...
Timotheos of Gaza

Timotheos of Gaza  

grammatikos (Souda, ed. Adler, 4:557.9) and armchair zoologist; fl. ca.491–518. A student of the Egyptian philosopher Horapollo, Timotheos reflected the approach to learning of the 5th-C. school of ...

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