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Land of Palestine
Land of Israel
Dictionaries
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
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Israel, Land Of
Israel, Land ofThe land of Israel evokes thematic and theological concepts, quite apart from mere geographical issues. The “land” alludes to God’s promise to Abraham and becomes a symbol of Israel’s covenant. This tradition is rooted in Scripture itself, but is extended in important ways in later traditions.
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