By Dvorjetski, E.
This publication offers with rest, excitement and therapeutic on the spas within the jap Mediterranean basin because the biblical period through the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and early Muslim sessions concentrating on way of life, therapeutic cults, clinical ideas and coverings on the healing spas.
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33 Its name is preserved by the Arabs as Æama. 35 Riblah was in the land of Hamath ( Jeremiah 39, 5). 36 Hammat or Hammath (mem accented) appears in the Bible as a fortiÀed city in the ancestral territory of Naphtali ( Joshua 19, 35). 38 Hammath is also mentioned in the plural, with the mem emphasized—Hammoth-Dor—as a city of refuge in the territory of Naphtali which was given to ‘the Gershonites 31 Even-Shoshan (1969): I: 401–402. Gesenius (1899): 213, 287; Steinberg (1960): 252; See below the various dictionaries.
G. Syriac texts, written by the twelfth century historian Michael the Syrian. The Archaeological evidences from the excavated thermo-mineral sites—Hammat- Tiberias, Hammat-Gader, Emmaus-Nicopolis, HammatPella, and Kallirrhoe—can be divided into three categories: Excavations’ reports; Numismatic evidences of the existence of therapeutic hot springs offered by the coins of their cities: Tiberias, Gadara and Pella; and epigraphical sources, including dedicational inscriptions in Greek, Latin, Aramaic and Syriac dated to the Àfth-seventh century CE.
C. Itineraria, travel-books of Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land during the Byzantine period, such as the descriptions written by Egeria, Petrus of Iberia, Theodosius, Antoninus Placentinus, Gregory of Tours, Arculfus, Bede Venerabilis, and more. D. Cartographic evidence from the Byzantine period such as the Peutinger map dates from the fourth century CE, and the Madaba map, of the second half of the sixth century CE. E. Classical Arabic literature which was written by geographers and historians, who lived between the ninth and thirteenth centuries CE, like Ibn al-KalbÒ, al-Yaxqubi, al-IstahrÒ, al-Muqaddasi, Nâsir-i-Khusrau, al-IdrÒsÒ, al-YÊqÖt, ad-DimašqÒ, and others.
Leisure, Pleasure and Healing by Dvorjetski, E.