The Arabah and the Negev

98. Praesidium - (al-Fayfa)

Herbert Donner (The Mosaic Map of Madaba, Kampen 1992, 69)
A Roman-Byzantine military post, mentioned in Byzantine administrative texts. It is identical with Qasr al-Feifa, about 4 km south of as-Safi in the Gor as-Safi.

For more sources and bibliography see:
F.-M. Abel, Géographie de la Palestine.II, Paris 1938, s.v. "Praesidium", 181.

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