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1 The substance of this article was originally presented as a paper at the Colloquium on Ancient Mosaic and Painting held at Princeton University in April 1983. Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology, Oxford, 1978, pp.
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137-158 THE DATE OF THE MOSAICS FROM ZLITEN by David PARRISH* A much-disputed question among scholars of the mosaic art of Roman North Africa is the date of the rich pavement ensemble from the villa at Zliten, in ancient Tripolitania Κ This controversy arose because of the absence of clear archaeological evidence to date the mosaics, and the consequent need to use other types of chronological criteria. The present article (which grew out of my study of season mosaics from Roman Africa 4) will reexamine this issue, and focus attention upon two different pictorial mosaics in the Zliten ensemble (figs 1, 17).
However, while it is highly plausible that the Kenites, Midianites and others may have introduced Israel to Yahweh, it is highly unlikely that they did so outside the borders of Israel or under the aegis of Moses, as the Exodus story has it.
Prominent in this group was Baal, who had his home on Mount Zaphon; over time Baal became the dominant Canaanite deity, so that El became the executive power and Baal the military power in the cosmos.
One problem that has challenged scholars in dealing with this group of pavements is their varied style.
Whereas some examples show a very naturalistic type of imagery, other floors present definite * Purdue University.