Ancient Sources

Places of Ascalon, Gaza, Negev, Sinai


115. Anthedon ? - (Teda)

ORIGINAL TEXTS

Inter Ascalonam et Gazam civitates duas, id est Antedona et Maioma.
(
Theodosius, De situ Terrae Sanctae, 3)


ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Theodosius, De situ Terrae Sanctae, 3 (ca. 530 A.D.)
Between Ascalon and Gaza are two cities: Anthedon and Maiuma.

No biblical text available
MORE ANCIENT SOURCES

Josephus, Antiquities 13.13.3 (1st cent. A.D.)
(356)...This Zeno fell unexpectedly upon the Jews, and slew ten thousand of them, and seized upon Alexander's baggage: (357) yet did not this misfortune terrify Alexander; but he made an expedition upon the maritime parts of the country, Raphia and Anthedon (the name of which king Herod afterwards changed to Agrippas), and took even that by force.

Sozomenus, Historia Ecclesiastica, III,14:28 (5th cent. A.D.)
For thus is the custom of the Palestinians to reward their eminent men, like for instance Aurelius of Anthedon, Alexion of Bethagathon and Alaphion of Asalea.


BYZANTINE ADMINISTRATIVE LISTS

Hierocles, Synecdemos, 721:1-11
Province of Palaestina Prima, 22 cities under a consularis: Cesarea, Dora, Antipatris, Diospolis, Azotos on the sea, Azotos inland, Eleuteropolis, Aelia which is also Jerusalem, Neapolis, [Livias], Sebaste, Anthedon, Diocletianopolis, Sycamazon, Ono, Sozousa, Ioppe, Gaza, Raphia, Ascalon, Gazaris, Betylion.

Georgius Cyprius, 997-1027
Province of Palaestina Prima, Aelia-Jerusalem, Caesarea, Dora, Antipatris, Diospolis wich is also Georgiopolis, Iamnia, Nicopolis, Ono, Sozousa, Ioppe, Ascalon, Gaza, Raphia, Anthedon, Diocletianopolis, Eleutheropolis, Neapolis, Sebaste, region of Amathous, region of Jericho, region of Livias, region of Gadara, Azotos Paralos, Azotos, Sycomazon, Bitylion, Tricomias, Toxos, Canstantiniac Salton, Geraritic Salton wich is also Barsamon.


EPISCOPAL CITY

Bishops' list
Paul (A.D. 431, 451)
Eusthatius (A.D. 518)
Dorotheus (A.D. 536)


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