Ancient sources

Moab and Edom

31. Petra in the land of Edom, also Iechtoel, also Rekem,
where Amasias defeated Edom in Gemela-
(Petra ?)

ORIGINAL TEXTS

Gemela regio Idumaeorum, pro qua Aquila et Symmachus interpretantur vallem salis.
(Jerome 73:28-29)


ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Eusebius, Onomasticon 72:28-29 (ca. 295 A.D.); Jerome 73:28-29 (ca. 390 A.D.)
Gemela. Region of Edom. Aquila and Symmachus translate 'valley of salt'.

BIBLICAL BACKGROUND

2 Kings 14:7 Campain of Amaziah against the Edomites
7 He killed ten thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt and took Sela by storm; he called it Jokthe-el, which is its name to this day.

BYZANTINE ADMINISTRATIVE LISTS

Hierocles, Synecdemos 717:8-719:11 (7th cent. A.D.)
Province of Palaestina Tertia, 10 cities under a praeses: Petra, Augustopolis, Arindela, Charachmuba, Areopolis, Zoara, Mampsis, Bitarous, Elusa, Salton.

Georgius Cyprius, 1043-1057 (7th cent. A.D.)
Province of Palaestina Tertia: Petra, Augustopolis, Arindela, Charachmoba, Areopolis, Mampsis, Elusa, Zoora, Salton, Berosaba (Beersheba), Aila, Pentakomia, Mampsara, Metrokomia, Salton Hieratikon.



EPISCOPAL CITY

Bishops' list
Arius (A.D. 343)
Asterius of Arabia (A.D. 343/4, 362)
Germanus, semi-arian (A.D. 359)
Iason (A.D. 447)
John (A.D. 457)
Theodore (A.D. 536)
Athenogenes (VI-VII cent. A.D.)

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Map Section 4 Place Discussion

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