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Polybius, Histories, 5.70.4


ἡ δὲ Φιλοτερία κεῖται παρʼ αὐτὴν τὴν λίμνην, εἰς ἣν ὁ καλούμενος Ἰορδάνης ποταμὸς εἰσβάλλων ἐξίησι πάλιν εἰς τὰ πεδία τὰ περὶ τὴν Σκυθῶν πόλιν προσαγορευομένην. Philoteria lies off the shore of the lake into which the river Jordan falls, and from which it issues again to traverse the plains round Scythopolis. <


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 29.14 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

29.14. וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ לָבָן אַךְ עַצְמִי וּבְשָׂרִי אָתָּה וַיֵּשֶׁב עִמּוֹ חֹדֶשׁ יָמִים׃ 29.14. And Laban said to him: ‘Surely thou art my bone and my flesh.’ And he abode with him the space of a month."
2. Septuagint, 2 Maccabees, 12.10, 12.19, 12.29 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

12.10. When they had gone more than a mile from there, on their march against Timothy, not less than five thousand Arabs with five hundred horsemen attacked them.' 12.19. Dositheus and Sosipater, who were captains under Maccabeus, marched out and destroyed those whom Timothy had left in the stronghold, more than ten thousand men.' 12.29. Setting out from there, they hastened to Scythopolis, which is seventy-five miles from Jerusalem.'
3. Strabo, Geography, 16.2.16 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

16.2.16. There are two mountains, which form Coele-Syria, as it is called, lying nearly parallel to each other; the commencement of the ascent of both these mountains, Libanus and Antilibanus, is a little way from the sea; Libanus rises above the sea near Tripolis and Theoprosopon, and Antilibanus, above the sea near Sidon. They terminate somewhere near the Arabian mountains, which are above the district of Damascus and the Trachones as they are there called, where they form fruitful hills. A hollow plain lies between them, the breadth of which towards the sea is 200 stadia, and the length from the sea to the interior is about twice that number of stadia. Rivers flow through it, the largest of which is the Jordan, which water a country fertile and productive of all things. It contains also a lake, which produces the aromatic rush and reed. In it are also marshes. The name of the lake is Gennesaritis. It produces also balsamum.Among the rivers is the Chrysorrhoas, which commences from the city and territory of Damascus, and is almost entirely drained by water-courses; for it supplies with water a large tract of country, with a very deep soil.The Lycus and the Jordan are navigated upwards chiefly by the Aradii, with vessels of burden.
4. Josephus Flavius, Jewish War, 3.506 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3.506. 7. Now this lake of Gennesareth is so called from the country adjoining it. Its breadth is forty furlongs, and its length one hundred and forty; its waters are sweet, and very agreeable for drinking
5. New Testament, Luke, 5.1 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

5.1. Now it happened, while the multitude pressed on him and heard the word of God, that he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
ancestral language' Schwartz, 2 Maccabees (2008) 428
arak el-amir Schwartz, 2 Maccabees (2008) 428
army, assyrian, camp Gera, Judith (2014) 167
bar-kokhba Schwartz, 2 Maccabees (2008) 428
book of judith, pauses and transitions Gera, Judith (2014) 167
coastal cities and people Gera, Judith (2014) 167
distances Schwartz, 2 Maccabees (2008) 428
esdraelon Gera, Judith (2014) 167
galilee, sea of Schwartz, 2 Maccabees (2008) 428
holophernes Gera, Judith (2014) 167
language and style, book of judith, calques and hebraicisms Gera, Judith (2014) 167
scythopolis Gera, Judith (2014) 167