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  • Analytical Techniques (A-Z entry)

    The traditional archaeological methods of classification and seriation were developed on the basis of the physical appearance of archaeological artifacts, but it is increasingly ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Archaeology and the Bible (A-Z entry)

    History of Archaeology. Archaeology is the study of the remains of ancient civilizations uncovered through excavations. It is a relatively young discipline, for the ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • architecture (A-Z entry)

    Israelite resources were concentrated on survival and there was little energy available for the kind of buildings that are the heritage of Greece to ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Babel, Tower of (A-Z entry)

    Babel is the Hebrew word for Babylon , which the Babylonians themselves explained as meaning “gate of God.” This etymology is probably not original, ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Babel, Tower of (A-Z entry)

    This biblical myth in Genesis 11:1–9 , regarding an aspect of humanity's origins, was composed as the Yahwist's (J's) last primeval tale, before the ...

    Source: Oxford Encyclopedias of the Bible

  • cantillation (A-Z entry)

    the practice of chanting or intoning the biblical text in public reading, according to traditional systems of tone, pitch, and length; also, the ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Caravanserais (A-Z entry)

    Denoting a variety of commercial, residential, and pilgrimage structures in the Islamic world, caravanserais reflect the importance of trade routes in the history of ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Cario (A-Z entry)

    capital of Egypt (30°04′ N, 31°15′ E). The Fatimids, a Shi῾i Muslim group, invaded Egypt In 967 ce and founded Cairo as their capital ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • casemate (A-Z entry)

    two parallel walls that are joined by short cross walls. They form small rooms that are used for storage or are filled with ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Catacombs (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Catacombs (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Catacombs (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    Large underground cemeteries, catacombs typically consist of a network of long, subterranean galleries whose walls have been cut as graves. Sometimes galleries open into ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Churches (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Churches (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    The earliest Christians called their communities ekklesiai , “gatherings,” “congregations,” “assemblies.” Ecclesia was used throughout the period of Late Antiquity to denote both the ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Cisjordan (A-Z entry)

    Latin for “this side of Jordan,” that is, the western bank of the river Jordan (“this side” as viewed from Jerusalem). See Transjordan.

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Cist Graves (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Cist Graves (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    To construct a cist grave, a rectangular space roughly 2 m long and 1 m wide was lined with stones or mud bricks; occasionally, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Cities (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Cities (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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