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Petra

[pee-truh, pe-] /ˈpi trə, ˈpɛ-/
noun
1.
an ancient city in SW Jordan: ruined structures carved out of varicolored stratified rock; capital of the Nabataeans and Edomites.

Nabataea

[nab-uh-tee-uh] /ˌnæb əˈti ə/
noun
1.
an ancient Arab kingdom of SW Asia, in the area of present-day Jordan, that became a Roman province in a.d. 106.
Capital: Petra.
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Petra

/ˈpɛtrə; ˈpiːtrə/
noun
1.
an ancient city in the south of present-day Jordan; capital of the Nabataean kingdom
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Petra in the Bible

rock, Isa. 16:1, marg. (See SELA.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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