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Headword: *mh/dama
Adler number: mu,866
Translated headword: Medama, Medaba, Madaba
Vetting Status: high
A name of a place in Josephus.
Greek Original:
*mh/dama: o)/noma to/pou para\ *)iwsh/pw|.
'Medama' here in the Suda but correctly Medaba in Josephus (Jewish Antiquities 13.11 and passim). See also e.g. 1 Maccabees 9:36 and especially Stephanus of Byzantium s.v.: 'Medaba, a city of the Nabataeans'. A.k.a. Madaba (still its present-day name, in present-day Jordan): Barrington Atlas map 71 grid B2.
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography; religion
Translated by: Nicholas Fincher on 5 August 2003@06:35:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplemented headword; modified note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 5 August 2003@08:14:02.
David Whitehead (corrected my own typo, and augmented the note; cosmetics) on 5 August 2003@09:59:07.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 28 July 2011@04:44:24.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 13 February 2015@07:44:51.
David Whitehead (coding) on 18 May 2016@06:23:47.


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