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6. From Lebonah to Libnah: Historical Geographical Details from the PEF and other Early Secondary Sources on the Toponymy of Two Homonymous Sites


 
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1. Title Title of document 6. From Lebonah to Libnah: Historical Geographical Details from the PEF and other Early Secondary Sources on the Toponymy of Two Homonymous Sites - Exploring the Holy Land
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Chris McKinny; Texas A & M University; United States
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Aharon Tavger; Ariel University; Israel
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Archaeology; History
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) Lebonah; Libnah, el-Lubban; Tel Burna; Historical Geography; Arabic Toponymy
 
5. Subject Subject classification History and Archaeology of the Holy Land
 
6. Description Abstract There are three instances of toponyms based on לבנ in the Bible. These include Libnah/Laban of the wilderness Sinai wanderings (Num 33:20; Deut 1:1), Lebonah of Ephraim (Judg 21:19), and Libnah of the Judean Shephelah (e.g., Josh 10:29-31). Notably, the latter two are possibly preserved in Arabic toponyms from 19th century Palestine. These toponyms were recorded with varying spellings in such cartographic projects as the Van de Velde’s Map of the Holy Land (1854, 1858, 1865), Warren’s unpublished Reconnaissance of the Plain of Philistia (1867), and Conder and Kitchener’s Survey of Western Palestine (1882, 1883, 1880), the latter two which were conducted under the auspices of the Palestine Exploration Fund. Using these and other cartographic sources as the basis for our discussion, we will analyze the etymology and site identifications of Lebonah of Ephraim and Libnah of the Shephelah in connection with their occurrences in the various post-biblical sources with the purpose of understanding the linguistic development of the לבנ toponyms from the biblical period to pre-modern times. Our analysis shows that the toponymic history of these sites corroborates the current identifications of Lebonah with el-Lubban and Libnah with Tell Bornat.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 25-Feb-2019
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/34543
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.34543
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Exploring the Holy Land
 
16. Language English=en en
 
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) Middle East
 
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd