The northern Sinai from the 7th century BC till the 7th century AD
      A guide to the sources
 

 

Herbert VERRETH, The northern Sinai from the 7th century BC till the 7th century AD. A guide to the sources, Leuven, 2006 (1291 pages)

This historical topography of the northern Sinai offers a survey of:
- the places mentioned in ancient sources from the 7th century BC till the 7th century AD
- the places attested in the itineraries of the 7th-17th centuries AD
- the archaeological sites known in the area
- other toponyms mentioned in scholarly works and on maps of the 18th-20th centuries AD.

For every ancient place all available sources are collected and analysed, and a synthesis of its topographical and administrative situation is attempted. For every archaeological site a summary is given of the findings. This work is therefore not conceived as a running text, but more as an encyclopaedia, in which every lemma can be read separately. Because of the systematic structure that is more or less identical for every place, users have a rapid access to the specific material they are looking for. The work is meant to be accessible to ancient historians, archaeologists, Egyptologists, biblical and other scholars interested in the northern Sinai. All sources are paraphrased and translated, so the reader does not need to be familiar with Greek, Latin, Egyptian or other eastern languages; in most cases the text in the original language is added for the specialist's sake.

For Herbert Verreth, see http://www.arts.kuleuven.be/oudegeschiedenis/personeel/verreth.htm

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
VOLUME I
 
Table of contents3
Preface7
 
Introduction9
 
1. Itineraries and descriptions of the northern Sinai
The New Kingdom northern Sinai itinerary24
Military expeditions in the 7th-1st centuries BC30
The topographical onomasticon P.Cairo dem. 3116950
Itineraries and descriptions of the 1st-7th centuries AD55
Itineraries and descriptions of the 7th-17th centuries AD75
Descriptions of the northern Sinai coastline in the 10th-16th centuries AD95
Synoptic chronological tables 98
 
2. Lake Serbonis, the Kasiotis and the Djifar
Summary109
Lake Serbonis - Sabkhat Bardawil110
Kasiotis146
Djifar151
 
3. The area between Raphia and Rinokoloura
Summary158
Late and Graeco-Roman periods159
Brook of Egypt - Arza - The sealed harbour of Egypt
Ienysos
Bytl / P3-s3-nfr - Bitylion - Bethaphou – Boutaphios
Arab period199
el-Barmakia - el-Za'aqa - el-Shadjaratain - el-Ushsh - el-Kharruba - Abi Ishaq
Modern period215
el-Gora - Twajjel el-Emir - Maqrunat Umm el-Arais - el-Masurah - Krum el-Bahri / Krum Matallat el-Sheikh Zuweid - Tell el-Baqar - Tell Ouashi - Krum Eid ibn Abed - Sadot - Abu Tawilah - Rasm el-Zaizeh - Yamit - The R-sites of the Israeli survey southwest of Rafah - Tell Abu Shennar - Tell Roumelat - Tell el-Aslig - Tell el-Aheimer - R54 - el-Seyaah - Tell Emedian
Sheikh Zuweid - Khasaha - Tell Temilat (Tell Abu Selima) - Tell el-Eqneiyin (Tell Jenein) - Tell Abu Ghanem - Tell el-Sheikh - Minet el-Ahsein - Tell Mahiza' - Tell el-Sitt - Sabkhat el-Sheikh - Dikla
Tell el-Qabr / Bir Gabr Amir - Tell Eziaza - A335 / A346 - (Khirbet Umm) el-Kharruba / Khirbet el-Burdj - Haruvit - The A-sites of the Israeli survey northeast of el-Arish - Lahaemmet - el-Risah - Sibil Ain - el-Barra - Khirbet el-Fath
 
4. Rinokoloura
Summary255
Late and Graeco-Roman periods256
Rinokoloura - Phakidia
Laura - Ariza
Arab and modern periods309
el-Arish
 
5. Ostrakine
Summary350
Graeco-Roman period351
Ostrakine
Arab period378
el-Adad – el-Warrada - el-Makhlasa
Modern period389
el-Felusiyat - Barasa el-M'kheizin / Barasa Aicha - el-Khuinat - el-Ratama - Umm el-Shuqafa
el-Zaraniq - Khirba (I) - Ras Straki - Ras el-Abid - Cape Mahatib - Djeziret el-Ghattafa / Djeziret el-Gleikha - Likleykha - el-Mataria
 
6. Kasion
Summary413
Late and Graeco-Roman periods414
Kasion
Arab period492
el-Tha'ama - el-Qass - el-Qasr / Deir el-Nasara
Modern period499
Ras el-Qasrun - Ras el-Burun - el-Qels - Haparsa - Mat Iblis - el-Zugbah
 
7. The coastal area between Kasion and Pelousion
Summary512
Graeco-Roman period513
Pentaschoinon - Aphnaion - Aphthaia / Aphthites - Gerra - Skenai (ektos Gerrous) - Chabriou Charax - Castra Alexandri
Arab period571
el-Udhaib / Umm el-Arab
Modern period574
el-Uqsor - Tell el-Rabia - Anb Diab / el-Qels (II) - Mahammediya - el-Kenisa / el-Mallaha / Khirba (II) - Menqa Etman - Djebel Uabra - Abu Galada
 
8. The inland road south of Sabkhat Bardawil
Summary589
The area between el-Arish and el-Felusiyat591
The A-sites of the Israeli survey west of el-Arish - Bir el-Masa'id - el-Deheisha - Sebil - el-Dakar - Zari' - Bir el-Qadi - Abu Hawidat - Themajel Djaber - Abu Mazruh - el-Meidan - Umm el-Ushush - Qabr el-Sa'i - Bousser - Hadjar Bardawil (Sabkhat Bardawil) - Bir el-Gererat - Sabikah - Mahall el-Baraqat
The area between el-Felusiyat and Bir el-Abd608
Nakhla - Aitwegenai - Bir el-Zubatiyya - Bir el-Mazar - Bir Matta - Bir Kasiba (I) - el-Rodah - Garif el-Gizlan - Umm el-Hasan - el-Sawada - Abu Tilul - el-Amrawiyyah - Lake Huash / Umm el-Girdan / Tabam Umm el-Girdan - Lebrash - Sheradel - Luliya - Dawanir - Umm - Misfaq - Nahal Yam - Madba'a - Arar - Ru'us el-Adrab - el-Breidj - Bir Salamana - el-Mutaileb - el-Baqqara - el-Sadat - Bir el-Ganadil - Sabkhat el-Derwish - Mabrukah - Bir el-Abd
The area between Bir el-Abd and Qatia637
Djebel Rua - Djebel Akhsum - Nadjah - Abu Sa'dan - Khirba (III) - Bir el-Afein - Subaikhat Nakhlat Ma'n - Hod el-Nahr - el-Nasr - el-Rumiya - el-Kifah - Anfushiya - el-Faydah - Bewasmir - Nadjila - el-Ta'awun - el-Salam - Amm Ugbah - Rab'ah - Djbarah - Oghratina el-Seriri - Qatia - Oqtahia
The area of Qasr Ghet southeast of Qatia662
Qasr Ghet - Awiti - Autaioi - el-Dheish - el-Farsh - el-Hasua - el-Sadjia - el-M'zahamiya - el-Mahari
The area northwest of Qatia680
Khirbet el-Mard - el-Ghabai - Djebel Abu Darem - Djebel Aenni - el-Karamah - Bir Abu Hamra - Hod el-Sufia - Rumani - Bir Etmalir - el-Shoada - Bir el-Arais - Djebel Abu Ganid - Bir Abu Diyuk - T267 - el-Bahria
The area southwest of Qatia688
Bir Nagid - Bir Abu Raml - Tell el-Dab'a - Bir el-Dahaba - Bir el-Nuss - Djebel Chalra - el-Kheit Nagar - el-Rehemi - el-Morzugat - el-Machar - Djebel Marguni - el-Beda - el-Lagia - el-Khasana - el-Uash - el-Shohat - Kheit Sala - Djebel Lissan - el-Djesuha - Tell el-Naga - Tell el-Nisseya - Abu Zedl - Abu Ghendi - Umm Negm - el-Ghurabi - Bir Kasiba (II) - Bir el-Goga - Bir el-Duwaidar - Bir el-Djilbana - el-Aqula
Sites in the area west of Qatia without a specific location704
Umm el-Ghazlan - Abu Shamla - Kathib Uaset - Abu el-Ghazlan - Umm el-Hera - Abu Rati - Kathib el-Aura - Go el-Ahmar - Ganub Za'u - Djebel el-Ekhz - Mardeit - el-Cana
 
9. The northwestern Sinai
Summary708
Late and Graeco-Roman periods711
Migdol / Magdolos - Tcharou - Sele
Arab and modern periods
    The area of the eastern laguna758
T4 - Tell Kedwa (T21) - Tell el-Heir - Tell Ebeda (T116) - Tell el-Ghaba - Tell el-Mufariq
    The area of the western laguna786
Bir Hedeua - Djebel el-Adam - T78 - Habwa and Tell Habwa - Tell el-Semut - Tell el-Ahmar - Bir el-Burdj - Tell el-Burdj - Habwa I-V
    The area of lake Ballah807
el-Qusair - el-Lawawin - Tell Abu Seifa - el-Qantara
    The area south of lake Ballah826
Hittin / Hatein - Bir Abu Helefy - Bir Chenan - Bir Abu Reida - Ras el-Moyeh - Bir Abu el-Uruq - Bir el-Hoda
 
10. Pelousion and the Pelousiac plain [partim]
Summary830
Late and Graeco-Roman periods832
Sha-amile - Si'nu / Sa'nu - Sin - Senou (Snw) / Sounou (Swnw) - Senos
Stratopeda - Ptolemais in Pelousion - Lychnos - Thylax
Modern period876
The alleged eastern border canal
Tell el-Musallem - Tell Abiad - Tell el-Luli - Tell Zemurt - Tell of the skull (?) - Tell el-Fadda (west) - Tell el-Gharza
 
 
VOLUME II
 
Table of contents885
 
Bibliography, maps, illustrations, sources, texts found in situ and orthographic variants for the sites mentioned in the gazetteer
2. Lake Serbonis, the Kasiotis and the Djifar889
3. The area between Raphia and Rinokoloura902
4. Rinokoloura 938
5. Ostrakine961
6. Kasion981
7. The coastal area between Kasion and Pelousion1001
8. The inland road south of Sabkhat Bardawil1021
9. The northwestern Sinai1086
10. Pelousion and the Pelousiac plain [partim]1133
 
Prosopography of the northern Sinai
from the 7th century BC till the 7th century AD1147
 
Maps related to the northern Sinai1154
 
Bibliography1170
Abbreviations for journals and series1288

 

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