The Religion of Idumea and Its Relationship to Early Judaism

@article{Levin2020TheRO,
  title={The Religion of Idumea and Its Relationship to Early Judaism},
  author={Yigal Levin},
  journal={Religions},
  year={2020}
}
For several hundred years, from the late Iron Age to the end of the 2nd century BCE, the southern neighbor of Judea was “Idumea”, populated by descendants of Edomites, together with Qedarite and other Arabs and a mix of additional ethnicities. This paper examines the known data on the identity, especially religious identity, of these Idumeans, using a wide range of written sources and archaeological data. Within the Bible, “Edom” is presented as Israel’s twin and its harshest enemy, but there… 
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