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Midian
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[1] Son of Abraham and Keturah

Son of Abraham and Keturah in the genealogy of Genesis (Gn 25,2).

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[2] Locality south of Edom

(Hebrew midyān, Arab madyān). In the OT, name of a region south of Edom and east of the Gulf of Aqaba. The region is presumably the homeland of the later Israelite national god Yahweh. Settlement, trade, pottery making and camel breeding are attested archaeologically since the 13th/12th cent BC. From the 8th …

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Podella, Thomas (Lübeck), “Midian”, 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 21 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e804010>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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