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“Jordan’ (Hebrew yardēn) aptly means ‘the descender” (Page 19)
“Where rainfall is low, dew assumes great importance as a source of moisture. It is beneficial to summer crops. In seeing it as a source of blessing, therefore, the ancients were not exaggerating (Gn. 27:28; Dt. 33:28). It permits dry-farming in the absence of rain, aids the vine harvest and freshens dry pasture in times of drought.” (Page 14)
“bc. The relatively poor Iron Age I culture which followed has therefore been labelled ‘Israelite’. This interpretation places the Exodus c. 1270/60 bc.” (Page 38)
“Its surface is on average 395 m (c. 1,300 ft) below sea-level, the lowest point on the earth’s surface” (Page 20)
“Of the two possible routes to Harran, the southern (shown by solid line) is the more likely.” (Page 28)
John J. Bimson is a lecturer in Old Testament and Hebrew at Trinity College in Bristol.
John P. Kane is a lecturer in Hellenistic Greek at the University of Manchester.
John H. Paterson is an emeritus professor of geography at the University of Leicester.
Donald J. Wiseman is an emeritus professor of Assyriology at the University of London in England.
Derek W. Wood is a managing editor at InterVarsity Press in England.