East of the Jordan


Book Details

Author  Burton MacDonald
Publisher  American Schools of Oriental Research
Publication Date   December 31, 2000
ISBN  0897570316
Pages  294

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This volume is a convenient tool for all those interested in the location of territories and sites attested in the Bible as "East of the Jordan" i.e. what is now the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It presents the history of the identification of each biblical site and suggests the most likely location based on information provided by the biblical text, extra-biblical literary information, toponymic considerations and archaeology. The volume treats all territories and sites of Hebrew Scriptures in Transjordan from the "cities of the plains" (eg Soddom and Gomorrah), the Exodus itineraries, and the territories and sites of the Israelite tribes (Reuben, Gad, and half Manasseh), to Ammon, Moab, Edom, and Gilead.

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