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date: 23 February 2024



  • Margaret Stephana Drower,
  • Eric William Gray
  •  and Susan Mary Sherwin-White


Adiabene (mod. Halab), district of the two Zab rivers in north *Mesopotamia. Possibly a Seleucid hyparchy, it became a vassal kingdom, later a satrapy, of *Parthia, and was constantly involved in her internal disputes and her wars with Rome. One of the dynasties of Adiabene embraced Judaism (Joseph. AJ 20.


  • Near East

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