By Burton MacDonald, Randall W. Younker
This paintings is a presentation on a humans of Transjordan recognized to readers of the Bible as a neighbour, and infrequently an enemy, of first millennium B.C. Israel. issues contain a evaluate of archaeological learn in Ammon, the emergence of the Ammonites, and Ammonite territory and websites.
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Heiligen 1966 Landes Lehrkursus 1964. Zeilsdlrifl des Deulsrhen Paliistina-Vereins 82: 20- 36. D. iiar. Annual rif the Departmenl rif Antiquities rif Jordan 17: 47- 72. Excavations on Campus. Faculty rif Arls Journal, University rifJordoll 3: 43- 52. 1972b A Tomb at Khirbet Yajuz. Annual rif the Departromt rif Antiquities rif Jordan 1972c 17: 37 45. The Excavation of T ell Siran (1972). Annual rif the Departmmt rif Antiquities 1973a rifJordan 18: 5 14. Rujm al·l\hlfuf SOUdl. Annual rif the Departmenl rif Antiquities rif Jordan 18: 1973b 47- 50.
1970 A Late Bronze- Iron Age Tomb Excavated at Sahab, 1968. s oj J()rdan 15: 29- 34. M. 1992 Preliminary Report of Lhe Excavations at T ell J awa in the Madaba Plains (1991 ). Annual oj the Department oj AntiquitW oj Jordnn 36: 145- 62. 1993 Preliminal)' Report of the Third Season of Excavations at T ell J awa, J ordan (1992). Annual oj the Departmenl oj AntiquitW oj J()rdan 37: 325- 40. 1994 Excavations at T ell Jawa, J ordan (1993): Preliminary Report. s oj Jordan 38: 173- 94. 1996 T he Fifth Season of Excavations at Tall J awa (1994): A Preliminary Report.
In the imroduction to the J cphthah story (Judg 10:6- 12:7), the Ammonites are said to have "crushed and oppressed the [sraelilcs ... 3 This oppression extended north of the Jabbok to Jabesh-gilead (J udg 10: 17) which is generally associated with Wadi al-Yabis. 4 The Ammonites are, moreover, said to have "crossed the Jordan to fight against Judah and against Bcnjamin and against the house of Ephraim" (Judg 10:9). Finall y, according to I Sam 10:27I I: I I, Nahash, king of the Ammonites, oppressed the Gadites and the Reuben ites living beyond the Jordan and besieged Jabesh-gilead ( I Sam II: 1- 2).