New Evidence for the 4th-Century A. D. Destruction of Petra

@article{Hammond1980NewEF,
  title={New Evidence for the 4th-Century A. D. Destruction of Petra},
  author={Philip Hammond},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research},
  year={1980},
  volume={238},
  pages={65 - 67}
}
  • P. Hammond
  • Published 1980
  • History
  • Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
In 1976, S. P. Brock (1976: 104-7) noted the discovery of a Syriac letter in the Houghton Library at Harvard attributed to, but not by, Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem (Harvard Syriac 99, fol. 188b-190a). In a more complete report (1977: 267-78) Brock furnished the original text, his translation, and a commentary.' The primary focus of the letter is a "description" of the events connected with an earthquake on the eve of the porposed rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem by the Jews in the latter… Expand
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