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The Land of Israel is more of a geo-historical concept than a defined stretch of land lying within clear geographical boundaries or stable political borders. It is also a land of many names such as, in addition to Israel or Eretz-Israel (“Land of Israel”), Canaan, Judea, the Land of the Hebrews, Zion, the Holy Land, the Sacred Land…

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Schwartz, Joshua, “Israel”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 05 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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