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Israel and its Neighbours in Syria-Palestine
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[German Version]

Southern Syria-Palestine is predestined to ethnic pluralism and a small-state existence by its riven, restricted land form and the boundaries and intermixture of several climate zones. The neighbors of the states of Israel and Judah include, on the coasts, the Phoenicians (Phoenicia; with Akko and Dor), in the north and northwest, the Arameans (Beth-Rehob, Geshur, Aram-Damascus), in the east, the Ammonites, Moab and Edom, and in the south, the desert tribes (Amalekites, Ishmaelites, Kedarites [Kedar]) who were Arabs from the outset or soon became Ara…

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Knauf, Ernst Axel, “Israel and its Neighbours in Syria-Palestine”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 July 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10638>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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