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Biblical Geography
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A. Physical Structure

1. General survey. Biblical Palestine lies along the Mediterranean border of the Arabian plateau. This region covers the greater part of the present State of Israel, except the southern desert, and the Kingdom of Jordan, except the eastern desert. In length about 150 miles, it falls within the parallels 31° to 34° latitude.

Moving from east to west, the relief map of the country may be divided up into four zones: a) The mountain range of Transjordan, whose height varies fr…

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Michel du Buit, “Biblical Geography”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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