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

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2.7.6. Judah
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A. Name, geography and history

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The etymology and meaning of the name Judah (Hebrew Yǝhudȧ) are obscure [48200]. The territory of Judah originally covered the mountainous country between  Jerusalem in the north and  Hebron in the south, bordering on the Philistines in the west, Israel (2.7.5.) in the north, the Dead Sea to the east and the Negev Desert to the south (BNP Atlas 45).

The first and decisive unification of the territory occurred in the reign of  David, whose dynasty remained on t…

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Niehr, Herbert, “2.7.6. Judah”, 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_008539>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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