Himyarite

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Himyarite

a member of an ancient people of SW Arabia, sometimes regarded as including the Sabeans
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In Pseudo-Dionysius of Tel-Mahre's chronicle, the brief reference to the conversion of the Himyarites precedes rather than follows the Christianization of Axum; moreover, there is another substantial entry in between, also drawn from Socrates (HE 1.
Likely derived from the Book of the Himyarites, this passage is discussed by Irfan Shahid, Byzantium and the Arabs in the Fifth Century (Washington, D.
A farmer has discovered a water tunnel dating back to the Himyarite era or earlier in the Al-Zabal valley, Maifa'a, Ans, Dhamar.
The village of Hakr, for example, goes back to the Himyarite era.
It is a veritable encyclopaedia of almost everything to do with Himyarite culture and its capital at Zafar.
The Himyarites, though not actually Muslim, are to be regarded as larger than life.
Looking in the other direction, and certainly more spectacularly, Ehret (1998:275) has just suggested that the Himyarites (Nabateans?
Following his conversion to Judaism, Dhu-Nuwas assumed an additional Hebrew name -- Yussuf (Joseph), but Christian sources, notably the Syrian Boor of the Himyarites and The History of the Nestorians, give his name as Masrug.
The Himyarites centered their empire in the highlands, where they developed terraced agriculture.
Despite its important position at the juncture of key moments and places implicated in global cultural change, the Himyarites have been little studied or written about in contemporary western scholarship.
What is particularly original in Fowden's historical model is that he broadens the background to include, not merely the Greeks, Romans, and Persians, but the Egyptians, Syrians, Armenians, pre-Islamic Arabs, Himyarites, Ethiopians, and Nubians.
In the entire twentieth century only two literary documents were discovered on the history of south Arabia in the sixth century, namely, the Book of the Himyarites and the second Letter of Simeon of Beth-Arsham.