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Iraq El-Emir
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Iraq El-Emir
Iraq El-Emir Iraq el-Imir. Archaeological ruins near Amman, Jordan, from the fifth to second century bc. Associated with the Jewish Tobiad family.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Iraq El-Emir
ʿIRAQ EL-EMIR (M.R. 221147). A little village, 20 km W of Amman. In this area, the well-watered and green valley of the Wadi es-Sir takes a last turn before falling into the Wadi Kefrein, which was in antiquity one of the roads leading to Jericho. A towering cliff to the N, steep heights to the W, and
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Iraq El-Emir
IRAQ EL-EMIR A village and a large building near it (the Qasr el-Abd), about 11 miles west of Amman. The building was identified as a fortress constructed by John Hyrcanus, the Tobiad governor of the area from 187–175 bc (Josephus, Antiq. xii, 230). According to Josephus it was a palace called Tyros,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
EMIR
EMIR, IRAQ EL. Iraq el-Emir is an archaeological site complex in the Wadi es-Seer, about 15 km west of Amman, Jordan. The site consists of a village of undetermined size, several natural and human-sculpted caves of large dimensions, and a large building held to represent an unfinished effort to construct