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

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2.7.8. Ammon
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A. Definition, geography and history

[German source]

The first attestation of an Ammonite kingdom, named ‘Bīt Ammana’, appears in an inscription of  Tiglath-Pileser III around 732 (BNP Atlas 51). The name derives from an eponym, from which the Ammonites call themselves the ‘sons of Ammon’ in one of the most important inscriptions (the 7th-century   Tell Siran Bottle; KAI 308) [2]; [7]; [9].

The territory of the Ammonites stretched across the Transjordani…

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Kühn, Dagmar, “2.7.8. Ammon”, 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 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_008600>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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