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Holy Land


Subject Religion

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631181392.1995.x


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[ xxii ] The biblical Canaan was, in Jewish belief, promised by God to Abraham and his ‘seed’ as an ‘everlasting possession’ ( Genesis 17: 3), and again to the ‘Children of Israel’ while in slavery to the Egyptians ( Exodus 6: 4) ( see C ovenant ; E xodus ). Its borders are variously described ( Genesis 15: 18–21, Deuteronomy 1: 7–8, 11: 24, Joshua 1: 4, 13: 2–5), and Israelite settlement there reached its maximum during the reign of King David ( see B iblical history ) [14 vol. 9: 112]. The name Palestine, derived from (country of) the Philistines, in common use for the past two millennia, was introduced by the Romans. From Mishnaic times (2nd century ce ) it has been known among Jews as ‘Eretz Yisrael’. Although there has been continuous Jewish settlement in the Holy Land since the time of the second T emple , the majority of Jews have lived in the various countries of the diaspora from about the 3rd century ce. Traditional Jews have always taken the biblical account of the divine promise seriously, and Palestine is the Holy Land of J udaism [11; 26; 30: xx ; 36: xvi ; 44] ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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