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date: 13 August 2022

Holy Land 

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Kenneth G. HolumKenneth G. Holum

For *Jews *Palestine (the ‘Land of Israel’), with its centre at *Jerusalem and the Temple, was the physical land of their inheritance, from which they had scattered and to which they would return. The concept was biblical (e.g. Deuteronomy 30:1–3; Ezekiel 45:48), and the words ‘Holy Land’ occur both in Hebrew (Zechariah 2:10–12) and in Jewish texts written in ... ...

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