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Bibil Identifier bibil:218113
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Jews and Christians in the Ancient Golan Heights
Author Maʿoz, Zvi Uri
Journal Israel Exploration Journal (Volume: 60, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 89-93 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract It is commomplace among scholars that the three major groups of population - Jews, Christians and pagans - coexisted in the principal cities of Palestine. Whether this was the situation in the countryside as well is a much debated question. Ancient Golan is the best test case for this question since some ten sites are claimed to have a Jewish presence within the overwhelming Christian population. this article examines the evidence for the purported Jewish existence in these villages. Since no archaeological basis is found for this claim, it is concluded that Jews did not live among Christians in the Ancient Golan Heights.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (C - G) : Golan / Jolan
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Relationship with Other Religious or Philosophical Movements : Christianity
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