Palestine
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The name “Palestine” is commonly used to designate the ancient land of the Bible, the Holy Land—“from Dan to Beer-sheba.” It is also the common name for the territory of the British mandate taken over by the United Nations in 1948 and held now by the Palestinian Authority and the State of Israel2), with the Occupied Territories. Originally, however, its boundaries were not so definitely …

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Bornemann, Robert, “Palestine”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 19 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_P.8>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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