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A city (now called Homs) on the Orontes River, just north of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains. Also the Syrian kingdom that took its name from this city.
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EMESA. The small but surprisingly influential Kingdom of Emesa arose in the 1st century b.c., basing itself on the city of that name in Syria (modern Homs). It lay on the Orontes River, N of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains, just W of the desert where the “tent-dwelling” Arabs (Skenitai) ranged. Its prosperity
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
HomsAncient Emesa; caravan city on the Orontes in central Syria, approx. 92 km south of Apamea (see Mouterde/Poidebard.1945; see map 15, L3). The site has a history of continuous occupation in antiquity. Emesa was drawn into the Roman orbit through Julia Domna, the daughter of Bassianus, who was a priest
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
EMESA [Ἐμέσης Emesēs]. The kingdom of Emesa was a city-state in western Syria, on the road between Damascus and Hama. Located on the Orontes River and the precarious boundary between Rome and Parthia, Emesa flourished during the early Roman Empire. In the 3rd cent., several Roman emperors were from