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Adiabene
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A small kingdom east of the Tigris in the territory of ancient Assyria. According to Josephus, its king, Izates, and his mother, Helena, became Jews in the first century ad (Josephus, Antiquities 20.17–96; cf. Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History 2.12). Adiabene was absorbed into the Roman Empire and became one of the six provinces that formed Assyria.
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Adiabene
Adiabene (Ἀδιαβηνή, Adiabēnē). A small kingdom east of the Tigris in the territory of ancient Assyria. According to Josephus, its king, Izates, and his mother, Helena, became Jews in the first century ad (Josephus, Antiquities 20.17–96; cf. Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History 2.12). Adiabene was absorbed
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Adiabene
Adiabene ā-di-a-bēʹnə [GK. Adiabēnē]. A state lying on the east of the Tigris, on the greater and lesser rivers Zab, in the territory of ancient Assyria. For the half-century terminating with the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus, Adiabene is especially interesting by reason of the careers of its
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ADIABENE
ADIABENE<a-di-a-be’-ne> ([ʼΑδιαβηνή, Adiabene]): A state lying on the east of the Tigris, on the greater and lesser rivers Zab, in the territory of ancient Assyria. For the half-century terminating with the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus, Adiabene is especially interesting by reason of the careers
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Adiabene
AdiabeneNorthern Mesopotamia, east of the Tigris River, between the Great and Little Zab Rivers (Pliny, NH 5.66; Amm. 23.6; Strabo, Geog. 11.503, 506; 16.736, 745; Ptol., Γ. 6.1.2; see map 16, F1). A. was a vassal of Parthia until 116/17, at which time it became the Roman province of Assyria. In 195
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Adiabene
ADIABENE, ā-di-a-bēʹnē̇ (Ἀδιαβηνή, Adiabēnḗ): A state lying on the east of the Tigris, on the greater and lesser rivers Zab, in the territory of ancient Assyria. For the half-century terminating with the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus, Adiabene is especially interesting by reason of the careers
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Adiabene
ADIABENE. Region between the upper and lower Zab, east of the Tigris River, conquered by *Trajan in 116, becoming a Roman province with the name Assyria, but soon reconquered by the Persians. In the 1st c. it was also made a Jewish kingdom under the rule of Queen Helena (d. 50), a convert to Judaism