Term first applied to the Biblical land of Canaan by the Judean kingdom's second-century Roman conquerors in an attempt to minimize the land's identification with the Jews. The word is derived from the Philistines, who settled the region in the 12th century B.C.E. Prior to the creation of the State of Israel, the term "Palestine" referred to the mandate awarded to Britain by the League of Nations in 1922 and was maintained until Israel's establishment in 1948.
A name given to Eretz Israel after the conquest of Judea in 70 AD. It is derived from the word "Philistines," a people who had occupied the coastal areas of the land in ancient times, but who had long since passed from history.
Derived from the Philistines who were part of the group of the Sea Peoples. It includes the southern half of the Levant.
A country from which Israel was made in 1947
the name for the Land of Israel, introduced first by Greeks and Romans, and in general use in the years of the Jewish exile from the Land of Israel.
The part of the Eastern Mediterranean where Jesus lived, part of modern day Israel.
Region in the Middle East between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea. Part of the Ottoman empire until 1918, it became a British mandate under the terms of the Treaty of Sèvres (10 August 1920).
a British mandate on the east coast of the Mediterranean; divided between Jordan and Israel in 1948
an ancient country is southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism
The area of land that encompassed the Biblical lands of Israel. The land of Palestine was first named by Roman Emperor Hadrian after he crushed the Second Jewish Revolt (Bar Kochba Revolt) in 135 A.D. Hadrian renamed Judea (Israel) Palestine to insult the Jewish population. "Palestine" is a derivative of Philistine. From 135 A.D. to 1918 this part of the Middle East was always a province or territory of the current ruling Empire. It was never a sovereign nation. When Britain took control of this area after World War I, it became the "British Mandate of Palestine".
A region in the Middle East, part of which is now known as Israel. Palestine was controlled by the British government from 1922 to 1948.
British Mandate of Territory assigned to British control in 1920 by terms of a postwar treaty with defeated Turkey, the British mandate was ended on May 15, 1948, when, by the terms of the United Nations, the territory was divided into the State of Israel and the Kingdom of Jordan.
Between 1920 and May 15, 1948 this area was a mandate under British control. In May 1948 this area was divided between the state of Israel and the Kingdom of Jordan.
(Greek form of "Philistine," for the seacoast population encountered by early geographers) An ancient designation for the area between Syria (to the north) and Egypt (to the south), between the Mediterranean Sea and the River Jordan; Canaan; roughly, modern Israel. See Introduction.
Palestine (from ; Pleshet, ×¤×œ×©×ª×™× ×” Palestina; FilastÄ«n, FalastÄ«n) is one of several names for the geographic region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River with various adjoining lands. Many different definitions of the region have been used in the past three millennia.