The Jewish (and Not-So-Jewish) History of the Word "Palestine"

There’s a lot in this name.

A map of Palestine published in a 1482 version of Ptolemy’s Cosmographia by Nicolaus Germanus. Wikipedia.

A map of Palestine published in a 1482 version of Ptolemy’s Cosmographia by Nicolaus Germanus. Wikipedia.

Observation
Sept. 6 2017
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