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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Nomads and Nomadism
Nomads and Nomadism Wanderers with no fixed home, who constantly move in search of food or pasture.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Nomadism Many different ways of life may properly be designated nomadism. This study is concerned with the nomadic cultures of the ancient Near East and, specifically, with the phenomenon of pastoral nomadism. I. Pastoral Nomadism: Definition and Sources II. Nomenclature III. Ancient Near Eastern
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Nomadism, Pastoralism
Nomadism, PastoralismGrazing, water, and proper herd management are basic essentials in any pastoral economy. The difficulty that arises in the Near East is that grazing land is often unavailable year-round in any one region, and water, in this mainly arid zone, is a precious commodity which is jealously
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Nomadism. *For the biblical period specifically pastoral nomadism, a cultural and socioeconomic pattern of subsistence involving the domestication and herding of animals, and periodic movement determined by economic and especially ecological conditions, including climate and the availability of water
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
PASTORAL NOMADS. Earlier discussions of nomadism by historical critics focused on the relation of these migrant people to the ancestral narratives in Genesis and viewed nomads as a distinct population group whose settling down to an agricultural economy contributed to the formation of the Israelite tribes