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1. Palestine/Israel is the designation for that part of the Near East that today makes up the territory of the state of Israel and the Palestinian Autonomous Region. Beginning in the fourteenth century BCE, Israelite nomads wandered into the region. According to biblical narrative—which is not attested by archeological evidence—the ‘twelve tribes …

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Kleefeld, Annekathrin, “Palestine/Israel”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 20 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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