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  Arabia Petraea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arabia Petraea, also called Provincia Arabia or simply Arabia, was a province of the Roman Empire beginning in the second century AD; it consisted of the former Nabataean kingdom in modern Jordan, Sinai, and northwestern Saudi Arabia.
With Emperor Diocletian's restructuring of the empire in 284-305, Arabia province was enlarged to include parts of modern-day Israel.
Arabia after Diocletian was a part of the Diocese of Oriens ("the East"), which was part of the Prefecture of Oriens.
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 Encyclopedia: Arabia
The UAE and Saudi Arabia are economically the wealthiest in the region.
Arabia has no lakes or permanent rivers, only wadis, which are dry except during the brief rainy season.
The Nefud or An-Nafud is a desert in Northwestern Arabia.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Arabia   (3538 words)

 The origin of the word "Arab"
In the north, the word is used firstly in the 4th century A.D., in one of the oldest surviving records of the language that became classical Arabic.
The Arabia Petraea corresponded to the present Hijaz and eastern Najd.
Arabia Felix to Yamen and Hazarmawt and Arabia Deserta comprised the rest of the country.
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 Nabataea: Arabia
Musil in Arabia Deserta, (494) refers to the nomadic tribes living in the inner desert of central Arabia as bedw or sarkiyye, a term derived from sarq, which means 'east' in Arabic, but is often used as a reference to the inner desert of north and central Arabia.
That part of Arabia as a whole which lies to the south is called Felix, but the interior part is ranged over by a multitude of Arabians who are nomads and have chosen a tent life.
It is brought down from Arabia and India to Myus Hormus [modern Bãr Safajah], it is then conveyed on camels to Coptus of the Thebaïs, situated on a canal of the Nile, and Alexandria.
nabataea.net /arabia.html   (10346 words)

 Arabia (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
Arabia is an extensive region in southwest Asia.
It is bounded on the west by the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea, on the south by the Indian Ocean, and on the east by the Persian Gulf and the Euphrates.
Arabia Petraea, i.e., the Rocky Arabia, so called from its rocky mountains and stony plains.
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/arabia.html   (297 words)

 Arabia Felix --  Encyclopædia Britannica
in ancient geography, the comparatively fertile region in southwestern and southern Arabia (in present-day Asir and Yemen), a region that contrasted with Arabia Deserta in barren central and northern Arabia and with Arabia Petraea (“Stony Arabia”) in northwestern Arabia, which came under the suzerainty of imperial Rome.
Arabia, or the Arabian Peninsula, is the original homeland of the Arab population in the Middle East, of Arabic language and culture, and of the major world religion of Islam.
Saudi Arabia is separated from Egypt, The Sudan, and Eritrea by the Red Sea to the west; from Iran by the Persian Gulf to the east; and from Bahrain by the Gulf of Bahrain, also to the east.
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 PETRA - LoveToKnow Article on PETRA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Then comes a series of tombfronts which terminate in a semicircular arch, a feature derived from north Syria, and finally the elaborate faades, from which all trace of native style has vanished, copied from the front of a Roman temple.
Severus (A.D. 222235), when the city was at the height of its splendour, the issue of coinage comes to an end, and there is no more building of sumptuous tombs, owing apparently to some sudden catastrophe, such as an invasion by the neo-Persian power under the Sassanid dynasty.
All former descriptions are now superseded by the magnificent work of BrUnnow and Domaszewski, Die Provincia Arabia (1904), who have minutely surveyed the whole site, classified the tombs, and compiled the accounts of earlier investigations; and by the independent researches of Dalman, Petra und seine Felsheiligthmer (1908), and of Musil, Arabia Petraea (1907-1908).
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Arabia is a peninsula in Southwest Asia at the junction of Africa and Asia.
It lies north of Ethiopia and northern Somalia; south of Israel, the disputed Palestinian territories, and Jordan; and southwest of Iran.
The coastal limits of Arabia comprise: on the southwest, the Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba; on the southeast, the Arabian Sea; and on the northeast, the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf.
www.askfactmaster.com /Arabia   (272 words)

 Niebuhr, Travels through Arabia and Other Countries in the East. Volume I. Section XVII.
Of the Bedouins of Arabia Petraea, and Palestine
In Arabia, as in all other thinly inhabited countries, robbery is practised; but the Arabian robbers are not cruel, and do not murder those whom they rob, unless when travellers stand upon the defensive, and happen to kill a Bedouin, whose death the others are eager to revenge.
Of the Bedouins of Arabia Petræa, and Palestine.
www.dinsdoc.com /niebuhr-1-24.htm   (5027 words)

 Bible Study - Arabia
Arabia is the name given to a vast region, covering over 1,200,000 square miles, of the Middle East.
It's generally considered to be the area bounded on the south by the Indian Ocean, on the east by the Persian Gulf and the Euphrates River, on the west by the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea, and on the north Syria and Mesopotamia.
Arabia Felix, a large area between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf.
www.keyway.ca /htm2000/20000828.htm   (319 words)

 Smith's Bible Dictionary on StudyLight.org
Western Arabia includes the peninsula of Sinai [SINAI] and the desert of Petra; corresponding generally with the limits of Arabia Petraea.
The principal Joktanite kingdom, and the chief state of ancient Arabia, was that of the Yemen.
Judaism was propagated in Arabia, principally by Karaites, at the captivity.
www.studylight.org /dic/sbd/print.cgi?number=T361   (619 words)

 Arabia Part 2: Bible Study   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
ARABIA PETRAEA, called from its city Petra, the rock, or Selah (2 Kings 14:1-7), now Hadjar, i.e.
Cush, son of Ham, originally peopled Arabia (the ruins of Marib, or Seba, and the inscriptions are Cushite; in Babylonia too there are Cushite traces); then Joktan, of Shem's race (Gen 10:1-13,29-32).
The apostle mentions Arabia not as a place for preaching, because, even though preaching was in view in the call, it is not the subject under consideration at this point.
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But the Ghor is sometimes spoken of as extending 10 miles south of the Dead Sea, and thence to the Gulf of Akabah on the Red Sea is called the Wady el-Arabah.
Arabia - arid, an extensive region in the south-west of Asia.
From this name is derived that which is usually given to the nomadic tribes which wander over this region, the "Bedaween," or, more generally, "Bedouin," (3.) Arabia Petraea, i.e., the Rocky Arabia, so called from its rocky mountains and stony plains.
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 Smith's Bible Dictionary (Arabia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Northern Arabia, or the Arabian Desert, is a high, undulating, parched plain, of which the Euphrates forms the natural boundary from the Persian Gulf to the frontier of Syria, whence it is bounded by the latter country and the desert of Petra on the northwest and west, the peninsula of Arabia forming its southern limit.
Inhabitants.-- (Arabia, which once ruled from India to the Atlantic, now has eight or nine millions of inhabitants, about one-fifth of whom are Bedouin or wandering tribes, and the other four-fifths settled Arabs.--Encyc.
Language.-- Arabic the language of Arabia, is the most developed and the richest of Shemitic languages, and the only one of which we have an extensive literature; it is, therefore, of great importance to the study of Hebrew.
study.jcsm.org - !http: //www.jcsm.org/StudyCenter/smiths_bible_dictionary/Arabia.html   (685 words)

 Saudi Aramco World : Mapping Arabia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
This was despite Arabia's millennial roles as a hub of the trade that linked the Mediterranean with India and as a prime source of frankincense and myrrh, essential commodities to the Greeks and Romans.
The Danish party sailed to Arabia via Egypt, where Niebuhr calculated the height of the Pyramids and plotted the Rosetta branch of the Nile so accurately that his plans were used more than a century later in the construction of the Suez Canal.
Irascible and judgmental, Doughty traveled in what is now Saudi Arabia during the 1870's, and although his scientific contribution was ignored or even scorned by contemporary academics in his native England, he was central in recording the topography and the toponyms of Arabia's interior.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/200401/mapping.arabia.htm   (5256 words)

 Crosswalk.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
There were three Arabias; Arabia Petraea, which had on the west part of Egypt, and on the north Judea, and part of Syria, on the south the Red sea, and on the east Arabia Felix.
The second was called Arabia Deserta, and had on the north part of Mesopotamia, and on the east Babylonia, on the south Arabia Felix, and on the west, part of Syria and Arabia Petraea.
The third was called Arabia Felix, and had on the north the south sides of Petraea and Arabia Deserta, and the more southern part of the Persian gulf, on the west the gulf of Arabia, and on the south the Red sea, and on the east, part of the Persian gulf
bible.crosswalk.com /Commentaries/GillsExpositionoftheBible/gil.cgi?book=ac&chapter=2&verse=11   (368 words)

 Ancient Arabia
Arabia (Old-Persian: Arabâya): name of the country to the west and south of Mesopotamia.
Three main zones can be discerned: the towns in the regions bordering on the Indian Ocean (modern Yemen and Oman), the nomadic interior (Saudi Arabia), and a northwestern part (Jordan).
The Latin names of these three zones are Arabia Felix, Arabia Deserta (Happy Arabia and Desert Arabia) and Arabia Petraea (Arabia ruled from Petra).
www.livius.org /ap-ark/arabia/arabia.html   (1102 words)

 Ancient coins of Arabia
The era of Adraa is that of the province of Arabia.
Bostra, the capital of Roman Arabia, was situate in a fertile oasis about seventy miles south of Damascus; refounded by Trajan A.D. 105 or 106.
A.D. Their earliest coins belong to the fourth and third centuries B.C., and consist of imitations of the older Athenian silver money, which probably found its way across the desert by the caravan route from the prosperous seaport of Gaza, where, as we have already seen, the money of Athens was also imitated.
www.snible.org /coins/hn/arabia.html   (865 words)

 History of the Christian Church, Volume IV: Mediaeval Christianity. A.D. 590-1073. (i.iii.iv)
The fatherland of Islâm is Arabia, a peninsula between the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf.
Arabia had at the time when Mohammed appeared, all the elements for a wild, warlike, eclectic religion like the one which he established.
The Jews, after the destruction of Jerusalem, were scattered in Arabia, especially in the district of Medina, and exerted considerable influence by their higher culture and rabbinical traditions.
www.ccel.org /ccel/schaff/hcc4.i.iii.iv.html   (1706 words)

 BibleMaster.com - Study Aids - Easton's Bible Dictionary
Arabia Felix (Happy Arabia), so called from its fertility.
In the days of Solomon, and subsequently, commercial intercourse was to a considerable extent kept up with this country (1 Kings 10:15; 2Chr 9:14; 17:11).
Paul retired for a season into Arabia after his conversion (Galatians 1:17).
www.biblemaster.com /bible/dict/ebd/view.asp?number=278   (253 words)

 Eastons Bible Dictionary - Arabia - HTML Bible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
(3.) Arabia Petraea, i.e., the Rocky Arabia, so called from its rocky mountains and stony plains.
(3) Western Arabia, which includes the peninsula of Sinai and the Desert of Petra, originally inhabited by the Horites (Gen. 14:6, etc.), but in later times by the descendants of Esau, and known as the Land of Edom or Idumea, also as the Desert of Seir or Mount Seir.
The whole land appears (Gen. 10) to have been inhabited by a variety of tribes of different lineage, Ishmaelites, Arabians, Idumeans, Horites, and Edomites; but at length becoming amalgamated, they came to be known by the general designation of Arabs.
www.virtualchristiancenter.com /biblestudytools/bible/easton/east0278.htm   (417 words)

 Aretas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Aretas - the father-in-law of Herod Antipas, and king of Arabia Petraea.
His daughter returned to him on the occasion of her husband's entering into an adulterous alliance with Herodias, the wife of Herod-Philip, his half-brother (Luke 3:19, 20; Mark 6:17; Matt.
Herod's army was wholly destroyed (A.D. Aretas, taking advantage of the complications of the times on account of the death of the Emperor Tiberius (A.D. 37), took possession of Damascus (2 Cor.
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 Saudi Aramco World : Stephens and the Gentle Arabs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
John Lloyd Stephens was born in 1805, grew up in New York, endured a "birched-in" education in Latin and Greek, became a lawyer and, as a young man, joined a prestigious law firm where he would spend the next six years.
Finally, he visited Jerusalem and then returned to London, where he started work on the book that would make him famous and earn him the then staggering sum of $25,000 in royalties the first year it was in print.
As well as being a commercial and critical success Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea and the Holy Land presented the Arab world in a totally new light at a time when most travelers thought it amusing and clever to see differences as failings.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/197601/stephens.and.the.gentle.arabs.htm   (2379 words)

 E. A. Poe Society of Baltimore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Stephen's former book, "Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and Palestine," was everywhere well received, and gained him high reputation -- reputation not altogether well deserved.
In regard to Arabia Petraea, he committed some errors of magnitude.
The truth is, however, that Arabia Petrza, through which he unquestionably did pass, is not at al the ldunua alluded to in the prophecies, this latter lying much farther to the eastward.
www.lfchosting.com /eapoe/works/criticsm/gm41083.htm   (825 words)

 Amalek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name is sometimes interpreted as "dweller in the valley" [1] [2], but most specialists regard the origin to be unknown (M. Weippert, Semitische Nomaden des zweiten Jahrtausends.
Some interpret Gen. 14:7 (which refers to the "land of the Amalekites"), to mean that the Amalekites existed as early as the time of Abraham, in the region that would later become the Roman province of Arabia Petraea [3].
This view corroborates Nachmanides' claim of an origin for the Amalekites earlier than Esau's grandson.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amalekites   (1120 words)

 Legio II Traiana Fortis
A possible guess is that it was sent to the east, where Trajan annexed Arabia Petraea in 106.
In 125, it was transferred to Alexandria, where it shared a base with XXII Deiotariana and succeeded III Cyrenaica.
Now, it was sent to Arabia again.) In the years between 132 and 136, several subunits of the Second Trajan legion took part in Hadrian's campaign against the Jews, who had revolted under
www.livius.org /le-lh/legio/ii_traiana_fortis.html   (682 words)

 History (from Arabia) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Arabia was the original home of a number of Semitic tribes who after years of wandering settled in the Fertile Crescent to the north of the peninsula.
More results on "History (from Arabia)" when you join.
Discusses the life and struggle of Prophet Muhammad and the Caliphs, the achievements made during the Golden Age, and penetration of Middle East by the Europeans.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-196535?ct=   (889 words)

 Prints Old & Rare - Egypt page
Title is "Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and Lower Nubia." Each country is colored separately.
Detailed color map of Egypt, Arabia Petraea and Lower Nubia, from an 1890 world atlas.
Map title is "Egypt, Arabia, Upper Nubia and Abyssinia." Shows cities, towns and major roads throughout the region.
www.printsoldandrare.com /egypt   (566 words)

 Daily Bible Study - Why Did Paul Say That Sinai Was In Arabia?
For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
In ancient times, "Arabia" was composed of three sections.
In modern times, Arabia is composed of 3 general territorial designations.
www.keyway.ca /htm2005/20050815.htm   (758 words)

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