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6. The Transjordanian Plateau is located at the east of the Rift Valley; it is cut by four major streams: Two tributaries of the Jordan, the Yarmuk and the Jabok; the Arnon and the Zered. 7. The Negeb is located at the south hill country of Judah, beginning at Beer-sheba until the Sinai. It is a semidesert region, but it is a marginal agricultural zone due to the limited rainfall. 8. During the Early Bronze Age, Cannan became part of the Egyiptian ambit and was often under its direct control. At the end of the third millennium during the Middle Bronze Age, Cannan stills under Egyptian control, where they experienced prosperity and a lot of international influence. For the Late Bronze age, there was a period of renascence that culminated in the Egyptian impe- rial control over much, but not all, of the Levant. The kingdom of Hatti also had power, this time over the northern Levant. Both mad peace and flourished for another century. 9. The Iron Age determinate the major political and socioeconomic upheaval, after both Egyptian and Hittite empires collapsed. As a result, the Philistines settled on the southeast coast of the
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