Wadi al-Taym

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Wadi al-Taym, also transliterated as Wadi el-Taym is a wadi (dry river) that forms a large fertile valley in southern Lebanon, near Hasbaya on the western slopes of Mount Hermon.

It adjoins the Beqaa valley running north to south towards the Jordan valley where it meets the northwest corner of Lake Huleh.[1] Watered by the Hasbani river, the low hills of Wadi al-Taym are covered with rows of silver-green olive trees with the population in the area being predominantly Druze.[2][3][4] It was given its name after settlement by the Arabic Al-Taym tribe.[5]

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  1. ^ Kamal S. Salibi (15 November 2003). A House of Many Mansions: The History of Lebanon Reconsidered. I.B.Tauris. pp. 4–. ISBN 978-1-86064-912-7. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Farhad Daftary (24 April 1992). The Isma'ilis: Their History and Doctrines. Cambridge University Press. pp. 375–. ISBN 978-0-521-42974-0. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Hourani, Alexandre Salim., Ethnic, Political and Administrative Geography of the Beqaa, Wadi Al-Taym and Aroub in the Greco-Roman Period, Masters Thesis for the American University of Beirut, November 2006.
  4. ^ Yhiya, Ammar., Tarikh Wadi al-Taym (The History of Wadi al-Taym), Yanta, Lebanon, 1985.
  5. ^ Kamal S. Salibi (15 May 2007). Who Was Jesus?: Conspiracy in Jerusalem. Tauris Parke Paperbacks. pp. 83–. ISBN 978-1-84511-314-8. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 

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Coordinates: 33°26′N 35°42′E / 33.433°N 35.700°E / 33.433; 35.700