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Title: Arabes et Judéo-chrétiens
Subtitle: À propos de Shay' el-Qawm et de Jean le Baptiste
Author(s): ROCHE, Marie-Jeanne
Volume: 59 Date: 2017
A new look at the epigraphic sources on the Arabic god Shay' al-Qawm leads to a comparison with the prophet John the Baptist. The two figures exhibit similar features, like charism, benevolence and asceticism; the cult of the Arabic god is documented from about the mid-first century to the mid-third century, in Transjordan and South Syria. This cult was especially revered by Safaitic soldiers enrolled in armies, both national and Roman.