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Iustis Via, Sontibus Unda The Crossing of the Red Sea

Richard Hillier

in Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198147862
eISBN:
9780191672330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198147862.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In Historia Apostolica 2. 40–95, Arator's attitude to the text of the Acts of the Apostles is evident: namely, that it is a commentary rather than a ... More


The Problem of the Re(e)d Sea

James K. Hoffmeier

in Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130881
eISBN:
9780199853403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130881.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The exodus event reached its climax with the passage of the Hebrews through the sea on Egypt's border, where Pharaoh's forces that had pursued the escaping Israelites met their doom, according to the ... More


The Place in the Middle: A Geohistory of the Red Sea

Alexis Wick

in Red Sea: In Search of Lost Space

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285910
eISBN:
9780520961265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285910.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter presents a geohistory of the Red Sea in order to articulate its basic setting in the long term, as it has come to be imagined today. It first considers the origin of the name “Red” and ... More


 The Location of the Re(e)d Sea

James K. Hoffmeier

in Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Traditions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195155464
eISBN:
9780199835652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/0195155467.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The biblical data in the Torah and elsewhere in the Bible are reviewed to show that the sea crossing tradition is consistently remembered throughout the Old Testament. The Reed Sea or yam sûp (the ... More


The Scientific Invention of the Red Sea

Alexis Wick

in Red Sea: In Search of Lost Space

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285910
eISBN:
9780520961265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285910.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the creation of the Red Sea as an object of knowledge and power through war, trade, and science. It looks at the dramatic expansion of European (and mainly British) military ... More


Ports of the Red Sea

John P. Cooper

in The Medieval Nile: Route, Navigation, and Landscape in Islamic Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166143
eISBN:
9781617975462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166143.003.0015
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter charts the history of the principal Red-Sea ports connecting to the Egyptian Nile in the medieval period: al-Qulzum, Quseir and ‘Aydhab. Al-Qulzum, at modern Suez, was for a time at the ... More


Ottoman Frontier Policies in North-East Africa, 1517–1914

JOHN ALEXANDER

in The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter suggests that insufficient attention has been paid in accounts of north-east African history to the role of the Ottoman Turks. With the capture of Egypt from its Mamluk rulers in 1517, ... More


The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa

Getzel Cohen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241480
eISBN:
9780520931022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241480.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This authoritative and sweeping compendium, the second volume in an organized survey of the Greek settlements founded or refounded in the Hellenistic period, provides historical narratives, detailed ... More


Onward Connections:: The Mediterranean and Red Seas

John P. Cooper

in The Medieval Nile: Route, Navigation, and Landscape in Islamic Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166143
eISBN:
9781617975462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166143.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter considers the nature of the relationship between the navigational world of the Egyptian Nile already described with the equally seasonal cycles of navigation taking place on the ... More


Nile-Red Sea Roads

Steven E. Sidebotham

in Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244306
eISBN:
9780520948389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244306.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the land routes in the Eastern Desert from about 30 B.C.E. until the sixth century C.E. The Romans enhanced the previously existing road networks by refurbishing, enlarging, and ... More


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