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  • X-Ray Diffraction Analysis (A-Z entry)

    The first step in identifying an unknown piece of matter is normally chemical analysis. However, this will mainly provide information on the elements present ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • xenophobia (A-Z entry)

    fear of, or contempt for, foreigners; racial exclusiveness

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Xerxes (A-Z entry)

    Ruler of Persia from 486 to 465 bce ; called Ahasuerus in Ezra 4: 6 . His defeat by the Greeks at the naval ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Xystus (A-Z entry)

    Mentioned by Josephus as a place in Jerusalem surrounded by porticoes and used by gymnasts and for public assemblies; it was designed by Herod ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Yabis, Wadi El- (A-Z entry)

    ( Ar., “dry valley” ), perennial wadi located in northern Jordan, with a total catchment of almost 200 sq km (124 sq. mi.). The ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Yadin, Yigael (A-Z entry)

    ( 1917 – 1984 ), Israeli military leader , archaeologist , and Dead Sea Scroll scholar. As an international figure and gifted public speaker, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Yadin, Yigael (A-Z entry)

    ( 1917 – 1984 ), Israeli general , political leader , and archaeologist . His personal involvement with the manuscripts from the Judean Desert ...

    Source: Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

  • Yahudiyeh, Tell el- (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Yahudiyeh, Tell el- (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    site lying about 32 km (20 mi.) northeast of Cairo in Egypt's eastern Delta (30°17′ N, 31°20′ E), in pharaonic times Tell el-Yahudiyeh was ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Yahweh (A-Z entry)

    See Names of God in the Hebrew Bible .

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Yahweh (A-Z entry)

    Occurs nearly 6,000 times in the OT as the name for God, but increasing reverence caused it to be replaced in public reading by ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

  • Yahwist (A-Z entry)

    See J .

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Yahwist (A-Z entry)

    the name for the author of one of the source documents of the Pentateuch. The Yahwist, from the beginning of his work (Genesis ...

    Source: Oxford Biblical Studies Online

  • Yam Suf (A-Z entry)

    See Red Sea .

    Source: The Oxford Companion to the Bible

  • Yarmut, Tel (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Yarmut, Tel (A-Z entry) This result contains an image

    ( Ar., Khirbet el-Yarmuk ), YARMUT, TEL. Figure 1. Plan of the site . (Courtesy P. de Miroschedji) site located in the central Shephelah, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Yassiada Wrecks (Image) This result contains an image

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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

    Yassiada (Tk., “flat island”) is an island located between Turgut Reis, Turkey, and the Greek island of Pserimo; it is sometimes called Lodo (36°59′30′′N, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • Yavneh-Yam (A-Z entry)

    ( Ar., Minet Rubin ), coastal site located 16 km (9 mi.) south of Tel Aviv-Jaffa (31°50′ N, 34°35′ E; map reference 1212 × ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

  • year (A-Z entry)

    In order to synchronize lunar and solar years, Jews added an extra month to twelve lunar months, as required. Before the Exile, the new ...

    Source: A Dictionary of the Bible

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