The Southern and Eastern Borders of Abar-Nahara

  title={The Southern and Eastern Borders of Abar-Nahara},
  author={Steven Shawn Tuell},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research},
  pages={51 - 57}
  • S. S. Tuell
  • Published 1 November 1991
  • History
  • Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
A careful reading of Herodotus and Pseudo-Scylax, coupled with textual and archaeological evidence of Arab strength in the desert marches of southern Palestine and in the Transjordan during the early Persian period, suggests that the southern border of the Persian satrapy Abar-Nahara might best be placed at the Wadi el-ʿArīš, and the eastern border at the Jordan. Since that is also the placement of the southern and eastern borders of the land in Numbers 17 and Ezekiel 47, those two texts may… Expand
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