Palestine and Israel, 41 Maps Covering 5,000 Years of History Introduction – 5,000 Years of Dynamic Maps

3 Nov

41 Maps Covering 5,000 Years of History Introduction – 5,000 Years of Dynamic Maps

‎”TIME PERIOD: Introduction
“For about two thousand years the name Palestine has been used internationally for the lands on both sides of the Jordan River… The name Palestine will here be used…to refer to the area from southern Syria (the Beqa Valley) to Egypt and the Sinai, and from the Mediterranean to the Arabian desert.
The Greek historian Herodotus called Cisjordan [the land west of the Jordan River] the Palestinian Syria or sometimes only Palaestina. Thus, there is a tradition from at least the fifth century B.C. for the use of this name…
Another well-known name for Palestine, which is the most common one in the Bible, is Canaan. The earliest known reference to this name, read as ‘Canaanites‘, is in a letter from [the kingdom of] Mari (on the Euphrates) [see 700 mile radius map] to Iasmah-Adad from the eighteenth century B.C… The letter does not give any information about the territory of these Canaanites… In many Egyptian texts Canaan refers to southern Syria and Palestine…
The Sinai peninsula is not part of Palestine, but because of its geographical location between Egypt proper and Palestine it has a place in a history of Palestine.”
Gosta W. Ahlst”http://israelipalestinian.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000642

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