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I. Terminology – II. Geography – III. Archaeology – IV. History and Society – V. History of Religions

I. Terminology

The area settled by the Philistines, referred to collectively in Akkadian by such names as palaštu after their conquest by Assyria, probably provided the basis for the Greek (Sýria hḗ) Palaistínē, first found in Herodotus (1.105; 2.104, 106; 3.5, 91; 4.39; 7.89), even though the hypothetical intermediate Aramaic expression o…

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Hübner, Ulrich, Hütteroth, Wolf, Knauf, Ernst Axel, Eck, Werner, Carmel, Alex and Baumgarten, Helga, “Palestine”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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