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  • Alexander's Empire and its Aftermath: The Hellenistic Period (Chapters)

    It was the rise to power of Alexander the Great of Macedon which brought about the downfall of the Persian Empire. In 334 he ...

    Source: pageId="iii"Oxford Bible Atlas

  • Amarna Letters (A-Z entry)

    Discovered in 1887 , the archive of El‐Amarna in Egypt has yielded 379 cuneiform tablets that are among the most precious finds of Near ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Amarna Tablets (A-Z entry)

    Tell el-Amarna (ancient Akhenaten) in middle Egypt was, in the fourteenth century bce , the capital city of Akhenaten, or Amenophis IV. In 1887 ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Aram (A-Z entry)

    Aram is a name of both places and persons. As a place name it refers usually to Aram‐Damascus ( Map 1:Z2 ), a powerful ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Assyria (A-Z entry)

    The ancient land of Assyria ( Map 6: H3–4 ), located in what is now northeastern Iraq, drew its name from the small settlement ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • The Assyrian Empire (Chapters)

    Much of our knowledge of the Assyrians comes from records they left behind, in particular through royal annals. In using these records, it is ...

    Source: pageId="iii"Oxford Bible Atlas

  • Athens (A-Z entry)

    The capital city of Attica, Greece . About the time when Nehemiah was rebuilding the fortifications of Jerusalem, Athens, three miles from the Aegean ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • The Babylonian Empire (Chapters)

    The Beginning of the Neo‐Babylonian (Chaldean) Empire The Babylonians, more correctly called the Neo‐Babylonians or Chaldeans to distinguish them from an earlier era of ...

    Source: pageId="iii"Oxford Bible Atlas

  • Decapolis (A-Z entry)

    The Decapolis was a league of ten cities founded by Alexander the Great and his successors around 323 BCE . By the first century ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Decapolis (A-Z entry)

    ( Gk., “ten cities” ), an administrative district or region of Greek cities located in northern Transjordan, southern Syria, and northern Palestine. The original ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Egypt (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Egypt (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Egypt (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

  • Egypt (A-Z entry)

    ( Map 6:E–F5 ). The name is derived from the Greek Aiguptos , itself a rendering of the Egyptian ḥwt‐Ptaḥ , “Temple of Ptah.” ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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

    [ This entry provides a broad survey of the history of Egypt as known primarily from archaeological discoveries. It is chronologically divided into five ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Galilee (A-Z entry)

    ( Map 5:X2–3 )The name for the northern region of Palestine, meaning literally either the circle or the district. According to Joshua 19 , ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Galilee (A-Z entry)

    [ To survey the archaeological history of the Galilee region, this entry is chronologically divided into two articles : Galilee in the Bronze and ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Hammurapi (A-Z entry)

    (also spelled Hammurabi, a less correct form). Sixth in a dynasty that settled in Babylon about 1894 BCE and continued until 1595 BCE , ...

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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