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Title: L'identificazione storica delle rovine di Umm er-Rasas - Kastron Mefaa in Giordania
Author(s): PICCIRILLO, Michele
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 71    Issue: 4   Date: 1990   
Pages: 527-541
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.71.4.3217777

Abstract :
This article shows that new archaeological evidence allows us to identify the Kastron Mefaa (mosaic inscription) in Jordan with Umm er-Rasas and not with Khirbet Nefa'a, as was thought by archaeologists since Clermont-Ganneau (1901). As a result, we suggest as possible the identification of Umm er-Rasas – Kastron Mefaa with the biblical Mefa'at (cf. Josh 13,17-21; Jer 48,21-24), following the suggestion of Fr. Germer-Durand from the Assumptionist convent of Notre-Dame de France in 1896.

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