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Set 1: The Face of the Ancient Near East

The Ancient Near East 001

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Biblical Regions 001a

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Modern States and the Ancient Near East 002

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Mesopotamia: Homeland of Abraham 003

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Egypt: Land of Bondage 004

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Syria and Lebanon 005

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International Routes, The King's Highway 006

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Geography and Trade Routes of the Middle East 006a

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Set 2: Natural Regions of Palestine

National Regions of Ancient Palestine 007

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Physical Geography of Palestine 007a

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Topography of Palestine 007b

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Cross Sectional Views of Longitudinal Zones 008

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Northern Coastal Plains 009

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Plain of Dor, Plain of Sharon, Samaria, et al. 010

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Philistine Plain, Shephelah, Judah, and the Dead Sea 011

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Arabah, Negeb, Wildernesses of Zin and Paran 012

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The Old City of Jerusalem Today 012a

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Modern Political Divisions of Ancient Palestine 013

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Climate Patterns of Ancient Palestine 014

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PART II: THE HEBREW BIBLE PERIOD Set 3: Before Abraham

Selected Neolithic and Chalcolithic Settlements 015

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The Table of Nations (1) 016

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The Table of Nations (2) 016a

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Ancient Near East in the 3rd Millennium 017

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Set 4: The World of the Patriarchs

Ancient Near East in the Time of the Patriarchs 018

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The Land of Canaan from Abraham to Moses 018a

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Palestine in the Middle Bronze Age 019

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The Migration of Abraham 020

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Abraham in Canaan 021

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Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob 021a

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Travels of Jacob 022

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The Journeys of Joseph 023

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Set 5: The Egyptian Experience

Expulsion of the Hyksos 024

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Egypt and Palestine in the Late Bronze Age 025

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Sites in the Amarna Archive (Akhetaton; Tell el-Amarna) 025a

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Campaigns of Thutmose III and Amenhotep II 026

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Canaan in the 14th Century: The Tell el-Amarna Tablets 027

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The Egyptian Empire and the Hittites 028

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Egyptian Empire and Balance of Power, ca. 1400 BCE 028a
The Route of the Exodus 029

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Set 6: The Exodus

Events during the Sojourn at Kadesh-Barnea 030

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Journey of the Spies 031

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The Journey from Kadesh-Barnea to the Plains of Moab 032

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Set 7: Conquest and Settlement

Ancient Near East from 1200-100 BCE 033

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The Conquest of Canaan 033a

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The Sea Peoples 034

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The Levant from 1200-1000 BCE 035

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The Conquest by Joshua 035a

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Joshua's Central and Southern Campaigns 036

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Joshua's Northern Campaign 037

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The Limits of Israelite Settlement 038

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Israel in Canaan from Joshua to Samuel to Saul 038a

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The Tribal Allotments of Israel 039

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The Division of the Land Among the Tribes 039a

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Levitical Cities and Cities of Refuge (1) 040

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The Levitical Cities (2) 040a

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The Judges of Israel 041

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The Period of the Judges 041a

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Ehud and the Oppression of the Moabites 042

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Deborah's Victory over the Canaanites 043

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Gideon's Battles with the Amalekites 044

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Jephthah and the Ammonites 045

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Samson and the Philistines 046

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The Battle at Ebenezer and the Loss of the Ark 047

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The Ministry of Samuel and Anointment of Saul 048

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The Kingdom of Saul and His Wars 049

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Saul, 1000 BCE 049a
David's Flight from Saul 050

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Set 8: The Kingdom of David and Solomon

David's Rise to Power 051

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David in Conquest of Canaan 051a

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David's Wars of Conquest 052

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Kingdom of David and Solomon 053

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The United Monarchy under Solomon (1) 053a

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The United Monarchy under Solomon (2) 053b

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Solomon's Economic Enterprises 054

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Solomon's Building Activities 055

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Solomon's Temple 055a

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Jerusalem in the Time of David and Solomon 056

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Set 9: The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah

The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah (1) 057

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The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah (2) 057a

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The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah (3) 057b

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The Campaign of Shishak 058

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Conflicts between Israel and Aram-Damascus 059

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The Omride Dynasty 060

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The Golden Ages of the 9th & 8th centuries BCE 60a

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Phoenician Trade and Civilization 061

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Trade Routes throughout the Middle East 061a

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Travel Routes throughout Palestine 061b

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Elijah and Elisha 062

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The Revolt of Jehu 063

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The Rise of Assyria 064

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Israel & Judah in the days of Jeroboam II and Uzziah 065

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The Assyrian Empire under Tiglath-Pileser III 066

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The Syro-Ephraimite War 067

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Tiglath-Pileser III's Campaigns 068

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Fall of Samaria and Deportation of Israelites 069

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The Fall of the Kingdom of Israel 069a

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Assyrian Districts after the Fall of Samaria 070

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Prophets of the 8th Century BCE 071

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Set 10: Judah Alone amid International Powers

Hezekiah's Preparation for Revolt 072

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Judah under King Hezekiah 072a

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Hezekiah's Jerusalem 073

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Sennacherib's Campaign against Judah 074

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Assyria in the 7th century BCE 075

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The Rise of the Neo-Babylonian Empire 076

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The Reign of Josiah 077

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The Districts of Judah under King Josiah 077a

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The Golden Age of King Josiah 077b

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Nebuchadnezzar's Campaigns against Judah 078

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Set 11: The Babylonian Exile

Judah during the Exile 079

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The Kingdom of Judah 079a

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Exile; Palestine in the Post-Exilic Period 079b

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Jewish Exiles in Babylon 080

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Jewish Refugees in Egypt 081

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Set 12: The Persian Period

World Powers of the 6th century BCE 082

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The Conquests of Cyrus the Great 083

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The Persian Empire 084

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The Return of the Jewish Exiles to Judah 085

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Judah in the 5th century BCE 086

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Palestine after the Exile 086a

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Set 13: The Hellenistic Period

Alexander the Great's Empire 087

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The Division of Alexander's Empire ca. 275 BCE 088

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Palestine under the Ptolemies 089

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The Seleucid Empire and Antiochus III 090

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Campaigns of Antiochus IV against Egypt 091

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The Maccabees in 168 BCE 091a

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Selected Events in the Maccabean Revolt 092

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Jewish Expansion under the Hasmonean Dynasty 093

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Pompey's Campaign against Jerusalem 094

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PART III: THE NEW TESTAMENT ERA

Set 14: Rome's Emergence as a World Power

Early Rome 095

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Roman Expansion in the 3rd & 2nd centuries BCE 096

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Civil Wars amidst Roman Expansion in 1st century BCE 097

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Roman Empire in the Age of Augustus 098

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Set 15: The Romans, Palestine, and Herod the Great

Roman Rule in Palestine 63-40 BCE 099

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The Kingdom of Herod the Great 100

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Herod's Building Program 101

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Set 16: The World of Jesus

The Division of Herod's Kingdom 102

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Palestine under the Herods 102a

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Palestine in the Time of Jesus (1) 103

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Palestine in the Time of Jesus (2) 103a

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Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls 104

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Set 17: The Life and Ministry of Jesus

Jesus' Birth and Early Childhood 105

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The Birth, Childhood, and Baptism of Jesus 105a

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John the Baptist 106

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Galilee in the Time of Jesus 107

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Jesus' Ministry in Galilee and Journey to Jerusalem 107a

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The Ministry of Jesus around the Sea of Galilee 108

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The Ministry of Jesus beyond Galilee 109

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Jesus' Ministry according to John 109a

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Jesus' Journeys from Galilee to Judea 110

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Jesus in Judea and Jerusalem 111

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Jerusalem in the New Testament Period 112

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The Passion Week in Jerusalem 113

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Set 18: Early Expansion of the Church

The Kingdom of Herod Agrippa I 114

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The Kingdom of Agrippa II 115

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Pentecost and the Jewish Diaspora 116

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Expansion of the Early Church in Palestine 117

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Paul's Conversion and Early Ministry 118

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Paul's Journeys 118a

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The First Missionary Journey of Paul 119

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The Second Missionary Journey of Paul 120

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The Third Missionary Journey of Paul 121

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Paul's Arrest and Imprisonment 122

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Paul's Voyage to Rome 123

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Set 19: The First Jewish Revolt

Distribution of Roman Legions under Tiberius 124

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The First Jewish Revolt 125

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Titus's Campaigns 126

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Herod's Temple 126a

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Set 20: The Early Christian Church

Churches of the Revelation 127

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The Roman Empire ca. 117 CE 128

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Palestine from 73-135 CE 129

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The Bar Kokhba Revolt, 132-135 CE 130

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Hadrian's Jerusalem 131

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Christian Expansion in the 2nd & 3rd Century 132

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