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yeridim (4)) are attested in rabbinic sources (5)--we are told of their occurrence in Acre-Ptolemais, (6) Beth Shean-Scythopolis, (7) Botna or Batnan (perhaps to be identified with a fair near Hebron known from Christian sources and archaeological excavations), (8) Gaza (whose fair is mentioned in the seventh-century Chronicon Paschale as dating to the time of Hadrian), (9) and Tyre.
For a summary of alternative suggestions that have been made for the site of the rabbinic Botna or Batnan see de Ligt 1993: 255-56.
BEDFORD: Burke; Hinkins, Pritchard, Allen, Page; Elrick, Dickson; Volland, Richmond, Cole, Phillips, Botna, Strauss, Harding, McKay.