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al-Yarmūk
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, a river in Syria, now called S̲h̲arīʿat al-Manāḍira (from the Beduin tribe ʿArab al-Manāḍira). It rises in the Ḥawrān, flows west through a deeply cut valley of erosion, the Wādī al-Ramād, which describes a flat curve open to the south, to the G̲h̲awr, where it flows into the Nahr al-Urdunn (the Jordan) below Lake Gennesareth at Ḏj̲isr al-Mud̲j̲āmiʿ. Pliny calls it (Hist. Nat., v. 74) Hieromix or Hieromices (Gadara Hieromice praefluente, var. Hieromiace; the now so popular form “Hieromax” is not recorded).

On the 12th Rad̲j̲ab 15 (Aug. 20, 636 a. d.) in the celebrated battle on the Y…

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Honigmann, E., “al-Yarmūk”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 29 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_6013>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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