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Via Maris
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[German Version]

(Heb. derek yām; Isa. 8:23 [Vulgate and Eng. 9:1]; Matt 4:15), Vulgate designation of the Palestinian section of the main link between Egypt and Syria/Mesopotamia (Eng. “way of the sea” or “road by the sea”). It hugged the Mediterranean coast as far as Mount Carmel, entered the Plain of Jezreel at Megiddo, passed through Galilee, crossed the Jordan at Ǧisr Banāt Yaʿqūb/Gešer Bĕnōt Yaʿăqōb (“Jacob’s Ford”) near Hazor, finally reaching Damascus over the Golan Heights.

Bibliography

D.A. Dorsey, The Roads and Highways of Ancient Israel, 1991.

Cite this page
Knauf, Ernst Axel, “Via Maris”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026326>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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