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date: 17 October 2019


The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Oliver NicholsonOliver Nicholson, Emma LoosleyEmma Loosley

*City, first mentioned in the 2nd millennium bc, at the heart of a large oasis where Abarna and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus (2 Kings 5:12), debouch from the mountains of the Anti-Lebanon on their way east into the Syrian Desert. It was famous for its fertility and its ... ...

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