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The name "Palestine" is the cognate of an ancient word meaning "Philistines".


The earliest known mention of the word was by Ancient Egyptian scribes, used to describe invaders from the Palestinian area during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses III in the 12th century BCE (BC).
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What is Palestine?

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Where is Palestine?

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Geography facts about First Century Palestine?

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What currency was used in first century Palestine?

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Why is Israel also called Palestine?

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Why did Israel come to Palestine first?

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Was Israel once called Palestine?

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When did the violence first start in palestine?

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Who owned Palestine first the Jews or the Arabs?

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When the word Palestine first used?

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Why do Jewish people call Israel Palestine?

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What were the wars between Israel and Palestine called?

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What do people in Palestine call their money?

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What is the northern district of Jewish palestine called?

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Who was there first Israel or Palestine?

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Which country was established first Palestine or Israel?

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What was the life expectancy in first century Palestine?

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Who ruled palestine in the first century?

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Was Israel called Palestine before 1948?

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What was Palestine called in the 1800s?

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What did the 'Star' mean in first century Palestine?

A: Halley's Comet appeared in 66 CE and aroused tremendous interest. The Jewish priest and military commander, Josephus, told his captor, Vespasian, that the star meant that Vespasian was the promised Messiah and that Vespasian was destined to become emperor of Rome. When this came to be, Vespasian (MORE)

Who came first Israel or Palestine?

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