Origin : Biblical,
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Additional information Aretas:
Greek form of an Aramaic name, of unknown meaning. This was the name of four Nabataean kings of Petra in Jordan, including the first king (2nd century BC). King Aretas IV is mentioned briefly in the New Testament.
Songs about Aretas:
Areta by Antoine Wesley from the Album Areta
Areta by Leonard Dembo & The Barura Express from the Album Sharai
Areta Polymohthe (Much Labouring Virtue) by Pantelis Pavlidis from the Album Evdousin (Asleep) [Archaic Hellenic Lyrical Poetry]
Panton ton Agion anemakso tas aretas by Fr. Nikodimos Kabarnos from the Album Ymnoi Xristougennon protohronias & Theofanion
Books about Aretas:
Aretas: a novel ; in 4 vol. Volume 2 by Parker Emma (Oct 4, 2010)
Aretas: a novel ; in 4 vol. Volume 1 by Parker Emma (Oct 4, 2010)
Areta & the Kahawai by Patricia Grace (Aug 3, 1994)
Aretas (Volume 2); A Novel ; in 4 Vol. by Emma Parker (Mar 28, 2010)
The Island of the Care-a-Beans - VeggieTales Mission Possible Adventure Series #1: Personalized for Areta (Girl... by Cindy Kenney (Feb 19, 2008)
Jellyfish Jam - VeggieTales Mission Possible Adventure Series #2: Personalized for Areta (Boy) by Cindy Kenney and Doug Peterson (Feb 19, 2008)
Astro Nuts - VeggieTales Mission Possible Adventure Series #3: Personalized for Areta (Boy) by Doug Peterson (Feb 19, 2009)
Wiki information Aretas:
Aretas III was king of the Nabataean kingdom from 87 to 62 BCE. Aretas ascended to the throne upon the death of his brother, Obodas I, in 87 BCE. During his reign, he extended his kingdom to cover what now forms the northern area of Jordan, the south...
Aretas IV Philopatris was the King of the Nabataeans from roughly 9 BCE to CE 40. Aretas came to power after the assassination of Obodas III, who was apparently poisoned. Josephus says that he was originally named Aeneas, but took "Aretas" as his...