British military leader serving first the Iraqi government, then the rulers of Transjordan and later Jordan. (1897-1986). [ Move - Reference/Encyclopedias/Subject_Encyclopedias/Encyclopaedia_of_the_Orient/G ]
Offers different versions of who he was, and what he represented. In Christianity, a central religious person, either seen as God in human body or as son of God born by a woman. In Islam and Baha'i, one of the central prophets, as well as miracle worker (always called Isa). Baha'i: Same view as Islam.
Third largest religion in Middle East/ North Africa with almost five million adherents. Includes beliefs, rituals, prohibitions and regulations, organization, holy places and history.
Established by rabbi Hillel in the 4th century CE. Consists of 354 days a year, but has a leap month seven times every nineteen years. Includes example.
Arabic term for invisible beings, that constitute a world almost parallel to the human, according to Islam. The belief in jinns is orthodox, as they are mentioned several times in the Holy Koran.
City in Israel with about 80,000 inhabitants, situated on the Mediterranean Sea. Has outstanding examples of Arabic urban architecture. Includes brief history.
Town in Tunisia with about 7,000 inhabitants. Famous for its colosseum. Includes brief history.
City in Morocco with 150,000 inhabitants. Economic base centers around tourism, sardine fishing and agriculture. Includes history.
Sixth Imam in the Twelver and Isma'ili traditions of Shi'i Islam. Influential teacher, theologian and jurist. Taught Abu Hanifa and Malik ibn Anas who were instrumental in the development of Sunni Islam. (699- 765 CE).
Flows through Israel, Palestine and Jordan and is 320 km long. The Sea of Galilee is part of the system, as well as the Yarmuk River of Syria.