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Nabateans Revisited

With a little perseverence I was able to find much more information about Petra and the Nabateans.

The popular king name Aretes not only indicates devotion to Horus/Heracles/Herod (as a sun-god) but also to Re/Ares. The popular king name Obodes indicates a devotion to Obed/Solomon. The popular king name Ra-bel/Rabbel indicates a devotion to the god Re as the deliverer "Moses".

The following links provide more evidence of association with Parthia, the Hasmoneans, and the later Herodians.

King-List:
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/nabkings.html

King Rabbel II, “The Deliverer”
http://nabataea.net/today1.html

Petra, Holy City and Burial Site
http://nabataea.net/petra.html
http://www.galenfrysinger.com/nabataean_tombs.htm
http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album188?page=4

Burials of Petra and Madain Sahreha
Compare the Hasmonean burial site of "Modin/Modein"
http://www.st.rim.or.jp/~cycle/NABATE1.HTML

The sun-god Ares and other gods at Petra
http://nabataea.net/gods.html

Religions of Petra, link to Essenes
http://i-cias.com/e.o/nabateans.htm
Compare Greek -gates and Nabatean -getis
Communion Rite of Petra
http://www.acacialand.com/nabtlib.html

Myths of Petra
http://almashriq.hiof.no/jordan/900/930/petra/myth/

Axis of Parthia, Edessa, and Petra against Crassus in 54 BC.
Nabatean king called by the Persian/Parthian name of Ariamnes.
Malichus king of Petra in 54 BC.
http://www.unrv.com/fall-republic/crassus-and-parthia.php

Liberal society and continued alliance with Parthia
http://kinghussein.gov.jo/his_nabateans.html

Petra in the time of Judas Maccabee
http://ancientneareast.tripod.com/76.html

Petra allied with Hasmoneans against Seleucids
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabatean
Petra now part of the “Hashemite” kingdom of Jordan

Associated with Moses
http://www.sadeen.com/orase/petra.htm

Nabatean language
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/nabataean.htm

Associated with Nebaioth (son of Ishmael) of the Bible and the Thamud people of the Quran
http://www.datadubai.com/oil2.htm
http://www.negevjeep.co.il/english/nabatean.html

Rechabite origins, lost histories
http://www.nabateans.org/history.htm

Nabatea and Edom
http://www.nabateans.org/israel.htm

Archaeology of Petra
http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Anthropology/Petra/
http://www.textilesociety.org/abstracts_2002/Shamir.htm

Oboda, sister city of Petra
http://mosaic.lk.net/g-avdat.html

Crusader interest in Petra
http://www.petramoon.com/nabatean.html