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Palestine
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
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)
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
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 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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Palestine
PALESTINE. Palestine, as the scene of ancient biblical events, is the region of SW Asia extending S and SW of the Lebanon ranges, NE of Egypt and N of the Sinai Peninsula. The “river” or “brook of Egypt” (Gen. 15:18; 2 Chron. 7:8), the modern Wadi el-Arish, is its SW boundary. On the W its boundary is
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Palestine
Palestineoriginally denoted only the sea-coast of the land of Canaan inhabited by the Philistines (Ex. 15:14; Isa. 14:29, 31; Joel 3:4), and in this sense exclusively the Hebrew name Pelesheth (rendered “Philistia” in Ps. 60:8; 83:7; 87:4; 108:9) occurs in the Old Testament.Not till a late period in
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Palestine
PalestinePalestine, the territory along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea traditionally known as the land of the Bible. (Refer to map 1 in the section of color maps.)Name: Besides ‘Palestine’ there are several other designations for this area: the Holy Land, the Promised Land, the land of