Arabia


Arabia
The vast desert between Iraq in the east and the Red Sea in the west. In the Bible the name was probably used for all the desert area in the east of Palestine, including Sinai. The climate is severe, with extremes of hot and cold and little rain except in the mountains, but caravans of camels kept open an important north–south trade route. There were Arabs in Jerusalem at Pentecost (Acts 2:11), and Paul explains that immediately after his call on the road to Damascus he went off to Arabia (Gal. 1:17), which was probably the Nabataean kingdom, not a great distance from Damascus, which was in the Roman province of Syria.

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  • ARABIA — ARABIA, the Arabian Peninsula. Arabia attained a high level of civilization and culture continuing from antiquity until the rise of Islam in the seventh century C.E. In its southwestern part several developed states existed (see Ḥimyar ); the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Arabia — ist: in der antiken Geographie: die arabische Halbinsel, insbesondere der Südwesten mit dem heutigen Jemen, siehe Arabia Felix eine Provinz des Römischen Reiches, das Gebiet des ehemaligen Nabatäerreiches umfassend, siehe Arabia Petraea die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Arabia — arabía (del ár. and. «‘arabíyya»; ant.) f. Idioma árabe. * * * arabía. (Del ár. hisp. ‘arabíyya, y este del ár. clás. ‘arabiyyah). f. ant. Lengua árabe. * * * Arabia es una península situada en la confluencia de África y …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Arabia — 1711; see ARAB (Cf. Arab) + IA (Cf. ia). The older name for the country of Arabia was Araby (late 13c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Arabĭa — Arabĭa, 1) (a. Geogr.), so v.w. Arabien; 2) Stadt an der Wüste Arabiens am Rothen Meere; 3) (n. Geogr.), Stadt in Zanguebar …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • arabia — s. f. 1. Idioma árabe corrompido. 2. Aravia …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • arabía — (Del ár. hisp. ‘arabíyya, y este del ár. clás. ‘arabiyyah). f. ant. Lengua árabe …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Arabia — [ə rā′bē ə] peninsula in SW Asia, between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf: largely an arid desert plateau: c. 1,000,000 sq mi (2,590,000 sq km): also Arabian Peninsula …   English World dictionary

  • Arabia — /euh ray bee euh/, n. a peninsula in SW Asia, including Saudi Arabia, Yemen Arab Republic, People s Democratic Republic of Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Kuwait: divided in ancient times into Arabia Deserta, Arabia Petraea, and …   Universalium

  • Arabia — Para otros usos de este término, véase Arabia (desambiguación) y Pueblo árabe. Península arábiga (o Arabia) (شبه الجزيرة العربية) …   Wikipedia Español