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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
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309 words

The traditional extremity of biblical Palestine was *Dan in the north and *Beersheba in the south (1 Sam. ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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487 words

Territory in the Middle East, on the e shore of the Mediterranean Sea; considered a Holy Land by Jews, Christians ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,428 words

Around 400, the Roman province of Palestine underwent a division: Judea, Samaria and the coastal regions formed Palestine I ...

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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46 words

The non-Jewish name for the land of Israel, so called after the ancient Philistines who lived on the sea coast. ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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129 words

The liberation of Palestine from Israeli occupation is often projected as a duty for all Muslims because of the important ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
1,724 words

Palestine in the mid-nineteenth century was not a specific political entity but rather was part of the Ottoman Empire, which ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
2,798 words
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Palestine (Filistin in Arabic, Yisrael in Hebrew) is an area roughly the size of Maryland (27,000 square kilometers or 10,500 ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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2,916 words
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Islam in Palestine occupies a special place in the Muslim imagination and faith. Palestine, and more specifically Jerusalem, is the ...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,159 words

In the twentieth century, the region known as Palestine has been a field of intense conflict between peoples who have ...

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The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Religion
Length:
2,056 words

From the time of the Greek historian Herodotus (fifth century BCE), the term “Palestine” (derived from the word for Philistine ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
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25,655 words
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[This entry provides a broad survey of the history of Palestine as known primarily from archaeological discoveries. It is ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
1,156 words

[Arab. Filasṭīn]. ...

Region between the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian desert, containing sites holy to Jews,

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The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,078 words

There have been both continuity and change in the meaning of the word “Palestine” for over two millennia. Broadly, the ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,182 words

(Παλαιστίνη) in the 4th–6th C. included the coastal plain from Mt. Carmel south to Raphia on the Egyptian frontier, the ...

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
8,695 words

Documenting human rights under the Palestinian Authority (PA) is in itself a unique undertaking considering no other similar ...

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The Oxford Companion to World War II

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Current Version:
2003

British mandate in the eastern Mediterranean where one million indigenous Arabs were in open confrontation with the country's 470,000 Jews, ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
258 words

The Byzantine province of Palaestina prima/secunda/tertia comprised roughly Samaria and Judaea with Mount Carmel in the north to Gaza in ...

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