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Israel
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Israel, Place
Israel, Place A territory on the southeastern side of the Mediterranean Sea.
Palestine, Geography of
Palestine, Geography of Surveys the geography of the region of Palestine, also known as the holy land or land of Israel.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Palestine
Palestine. Country on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, also known as Canaan and Israel.Palestine was situated at the west end of the Fertile Crescent, that arching stretch of highly productive land that ran from the Persian Gulf through Mesopotamia and Syria to Egypt. Palestine lay in a unique
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Palestine
Palestine palʹə-stīn [Heb pelešeṯ—‘Philistia’; Gk Palaistinē (sometimes with Syrie—‘Palestine Syria’]. A term used for the Philistine coastal region, for the Cisjordan region occupied by the Israelites (“the land of the Canaanites”), and for a larger area including a portion of Transjordan; hence
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Palestine
PALESTINE* Country on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, also known as Canaan and Israel. Palestine was situated at the west end of the Fertile Crescent—that arching stretch of highly productive land that ran from the Persian Gulf through Mesopotamia and Syria to Egypt. Palestine lay in a unique
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Israel
Israel (iz´ray-uhl; Heb., “may God contend” or possibly “may God rule”).1 The name given by God to Jacob, an ancestor of the people who would thereafter be known as the Israelites. In Gen. 32:28 Jacob is given the name “Israel” after a struggle with a divine being on the bank of the Jabbok (the name
Palestine
Palestine (pal´uh-stin), the territory along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Although the name “Palestine” has often been applied to this area in accounts dealing with the biblical period, such use is historically anachronistic. The term is never used in the Bible. Rather, such terms as “Canaan,”
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Palestine
PALESTINEI. The Geology of PalestineA. Geological strataThe tiny area of Palestine exhibits a great variety of geological formations. The basic strata of exposed stones are, in order from the most ancient to the most recent: Nubian sandstone, Cenomanian limestone, Turonian limestone, Senonian chalk,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Israel
ISRAEL (Heb. yiśrā’ēl, ‘God strives’). 1. The new name given to Jacob after his night of wrestling at Penuel: ‘Your name’, said his supernatural antagonist, ‘shall no more be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven [śārîṯā, from śārâ, ‘strive’] with God and with men, and have prevailed’ (Gn.
Palestine
PALESTINE. The term ‘Palestine’, originally applied to the territory of Israel’s foes, the Philistines, was first used by Herodotus as a designation of S Syria. In the form of Palaestina, it was also used by the Romans. The older term ‘Canaan’ has a similar history. In the el-*Amarna letters (14th century
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Palestine, Land Of
Palestine, Land ofIn describing Palestine from a geographical point of view, the physical facts as defined by modern research must be combined with the ancient nomenclature of the Bible and other ancient sources. Caution must be exercised in using ancient terms which have acquired modern connotations
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Palestine
Palestine [pălˊə stīn].† A geographical designation used by biblical scholars and archaeologists for the region inhabited by the people of Israel. The name Palestine (from Heb. pelešeṯ “Philistia,” pelištî “Philistines,” derived from a component of the Sea Peoples who overran the eastern Mediterranean
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Israel
IsraelThe presence of the name “Israel” in the Gospels reminds us that Jesus lived among the people of the God* of the OT Scriptures, that these same people played an important role in the unfolding history of salvation,* and that Christ’s saving work continues to possess particular relevance for
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Israel
IsraelPaul confesses openly that he himself is an Israelite, that he loves his kinfolk and desires their salvation. Despite their present rejection of the gospel, he refuses to regard them as irretrievably rejected by God. He sees them as bearers of a spiritual heritage which has now been opened up
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Israel
ISRAEL (Hebrew, possibly “one who strives with God”) The name given to Jacob after a night of wrestling at Peniel: “You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven [from the Hebrew śārâ, “strive”] with God and with humans, and have prevailed” (Gen 32:28). The renaming of Jacob
Palestine
PALESTINE The land at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, north of Sinai and south of Lebanon. Palestine derived much of its importance from its location between the great river civilizations of the Near East: Mesopotamia and Egypt. But it was also a battleground for ambitious empires. At various