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  • Apocalyptic (Chapters)

    Introduction The word ‘apocalyptic’ is nowadays used to describe a scenario that heralds the end of the world, or at least the end of ...

    Source: The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

  • Environmental Archaeology (A-Z entry)

    Interest in what is now called environmental archaeology was probably stimulated by the long-discredited views of Ellsworth Huntington, who, in the first decade of ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Literacy (A-Z entry)

    The subject of literacy in the ancient Near East touches on all major aspects of civilization, not the least being the recording of history, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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

    A large natural or an artificial underground space enhanced to store large quantities of water, primarily for drinking, is known as a reservoir. Water ...

    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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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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

    By learning to build vessels that could travel over open water and by attaining the knowledge necessary to operate and guide them, sailors in ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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

    The development of elaborate drainage systems is an important landmark in the cultural process. Although procedures for evacuating water can be found in the ...

    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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    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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    In the ancient Near East, ships and boats were major conveyors of people and goods along inland rivers and over the seas that connected ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Stadiums (A-Z entry)

    The stadium (Gk., stadion), a thoroughly Greek institution, was a unit of measure, 600 ancient feet in length (between 177 and 192 meters depending ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • stars (A-Z entry)

    In the ancient world of the Near East and in Graeco-Roman societies stars were held to be supernatural beings, and astrologers flourished, as in ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Time, Units of (A-Z entry)

    The universal division of time into past, present, and future is expressed in Hebrew (as in other Semitic languages) by a spatial metaphor. Contrary ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Water Tunnels (A-Z entry)

    In the arid climate of the ancient Near East, the need for water was always fundamental and its proximity dictated the location of early ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Weapons and Warfare (A-Z entry)

    The earliest weapons found in the Near East are microlithic projectile points from the Mesolithic period, some, at least, of which were used as ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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