Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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2.7.10. Edom
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A. Name, geography, history

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The name Edom (Hebrew: ‘red’) was used in Antiquity to denote a landscape, a political entity and an ethnicity. Originally, the name probably referred to the rugged Transjordanian landscape southeast of the Dead Sea, where the middle levels of the highlands are dominated by red Nubian sandstone as they decline toward the sea. As a political entity and settlement are…

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Kühn, Dagmar, “2.7.10. Edom”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_008629>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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