Danaba (Δάναβα), a small town placed by Ptolemy (v. 15, 24) in Palmyrene, a subdivision of his Coele-Syria; also mentioned under the name Danabe in the war between the emperor Julian and the Persians (Zozim. Hist. 3, 27, 7). It does not appear to correspond to any of the three places of a similar name mentioned by Eusebius (Δαναβά, Δαννέα) and Jerome (Onomast. s.v. Damnaba), lying in the region of Moabitis. It- was the seat of a bishopric (Notit. Eccles.), and has lately been identified by Porter (Damascus, 1:346) — from an Arabic MS. written in the 7th century by Macarius — with Saidnaya, now a large village at the foot of Anti- Lebanon, with a convent and extensive ruins (Van de Velde, Memoir, p. 306).

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