Ancient Ammon (Studies in the History and Culture of the by Burton MacDonald, Randall W. Younker

By Burton MacDonald, Randall W. Younker

This paintings is a presentation on a humans of Transjordan identified to readers of the Bible as a neighbour, and sometimes an enemy, of first millennium B.C. Israel. themes comprise a assessment of archaeological examine in Ammon, the emergence of the Ammonites, and Ammonite territory and websites.

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2: 16- 23. 1933- 34 Scavi ad Amman della missione archcologica italiana. ;ione inlemaz;iollale degli studi mediterrallei, IV. fase. 4 5: 10 15. Bibi, P. 1993 Khirbet Salameh 1992. Allllual if the Department oj Alltiquities oj Jordall 37: 521 - 32. 24 C H APTER ONE Boling, R. 1989 Site Survey in the el-'Umeiri Region. Pp. 98 188 in Madaha Plains Prqitcl I: The 1984 Season at Ttl! (l-'Umtin and VlCinig and Subsequent Siudits, cds. T. Ceraty, il at. Berrien Springs, ~H : Andrews University Press. S.

1961 T he Excavations at Dcir 'Alia in J ordan: Second Season. Ve/us Tes/amell/um II: 361 - 72. 1962 The Excavation al Deir 'Alia in Jordan: 3rd Season. lie/us Testammtum 12: 378- 82. 1964 T he Exeavatiom ,I{ Deil" 'Alia, Season 1964. flelus Testammlum 14: 41 7 22. J /rOil Age Pottery, Lciden: Brill. 1970 The Other Side of the J ordan. Allllual for the DepaT/mm/ rif Antiquities rif Jordan 15: 5- 10. T. 1975 Chronique archeologique: Hesban (Heshbon). Review Biblique 82: 576 86. 1983 Heshbon: The First Casualty in the Israelite Quest for the Ki ngdom of God.

20 mi les from the J orda n across from J ericho (OT/om. 253: I 6). The Talmud locates it at Housbanl Hesban (Ne ubauer 1868: 2 1). From a toponymic point of view, there is no doubt that the modern village and associated tall of Hisban bear the biblical name. The question is whemer the biblical name has remained at the same si te down through the centuries or has it migrated to modern-day Tall Hisba n from another location? T all Hisban (clev. 895 Ill) is situated in a rolling plain. It is ca. 9 km north of the modern town of Madaba and ca.

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