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Palmyra

(2,557 words)

Author(s): Niehr, Herbert (Tübingen) | Kaizer, Ted (Oxford)
This item can be found on the following maps: Achaemenids | Syria | Theatre | Caesar | Zenobia | | Coloniae | Commerce | India, trade with | Limes | Aegean Koine (Πάλμυρα/ Pálmyra, Semitic Tadmor). [German version] I. History Oasis in central Syria, c. 240 km north-east of Damascus and c. 200 km west of the Euphrates. P., from which routes led to Emesa (Ḥimṣ), Ḥamāh and Aleppo, was an important caravan station on the route from Mesopotamia to central Syria, Lebanon and Arabia. This made P. one of the richest and most influential cities in Syria from the 1st to the 3rd cents. AD. Epigraphically, P.…

Malachbelus

(493 words)

Author(s): Kaizer, Ted (Oxford)
[German version] (Aramaic mlkbl, ‘messenger of Bel’). Palmyrene god, depicted or referred to in various forms and together with a changing array of other gods in Palmyra and the Roman empire (Rome [3], Dacia [8], north Africa [4]). In Palmyra M. was worshipped with Aglibol in the so-called ‘sacred garden’, a temple known through inscriptions (e.g. [6. no. 0197, 0314]), tesserae [7. 155-161] and a relief [2. pl. 4,1]. The latter, the so-called Dexiosis relief of the ‘sacred brothers’ in which the two gods join hands, is also found in…