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Baitylia
(346 words)

(βαιτύλια; βαίτυλοι; baitýlia, baítyloi).

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I. Religious Studies

Large upright stones which are included in the cult activity in sanctuaries are to be found throughout the entire Mediterranean region [1]. It was the Phoenicians in particular who contributed to the spread of these. The baitylia in Tyrus and in Emesa were famous [2]. In Israel polemics and the inclusion of baitylia in the cult (Maṣṣebah) with the predication of God, exist side by side (God as a rock: Ps 28,1 […

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Auffarth, Christoph (Tübingen) and Niemeyer, Hans Georg (Hamburg), “Baitylia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e211610>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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