Idumaea


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Idumaea

or

Idumea:

see EdomEdom
, Idumaea,
or Idumea
, mountainous country, called also Mt. Seir. According to the Book of Genesis, it was given to Esau, also called Edom, and his descendants. It extended along the eastern border of the Arabah valley, from the Dead Sea to Elat.
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References in periodicals archive ?
413-456; Nouvelles Inscriptions Arameennes D'Idumee, Tome II, Transeuphratene Supplement 9, Paris, Gabalda, 2002; Israel Eph'al y Joseph Naveh, Aramaic Ostraca of the Fourth Century bc from Idumaea, Jerusalen, The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University, Israel Exploration Society, 1996; Bezalel Porten y Ada Yardeni, "Social, Economic, and Onomastic Issues in the Aramaic Ostraca of the Fourth Century B.
Naveh, Aramaic Ostraca of the Fourth Century BC from Idumaea (Jerusalem: The Magnes Press, 1996); ISAP = Institute for the Study of Aramaic Papyri; L = A.
The Aramaic ostraca from Idumaea are a fairly recent discovery and the name of Antigonus was not immediately recognized (for this reading, see R.
Zadok, "Antigonus Monophthalmus in Documents from Idumaea," NABU 1997/54, has argued convincingly for this reading of three texts published by Eph'al and Naveh (Aramaic Ostraca, nos.
Also in Palestine documents were dated to Antigonus, as is clear in three Aramaic ostraca from Idumaea (I.