Friday, March 04, 2005


Greek �Jamnia�, modern �Yibna�, also called �Yavne� ancient city of Palestine (now Israel) lying about 15 miles (24 km) south of Tel Aviv - Yafo and 4 miles (6 km) from the Mediterranean Sea. Settled by Philistines, Jabneh came into Jewish hands in the time of Uzziah in the 8th century BC. Judas Maccabeus (d. 161 BC) attacked the harbour of Jabneh in his anger at the inhabitants' hostility. On the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem by the Romans


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