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What country did the Jewish people come from?

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11/21/2012

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The homeland of the Jews was the kingdom of Judah, located in the Levantine hinterland more or less to the west of the Dead Sea and corresponding somewhat to the southern part of the modern Palestinian West Bank.

The Jews and the Israelites to their north are traditionally believed to have migrated there from Egypt, where they had been enslaved. It is also traditionally believed that centuries earlier their single forefather migrated from the city of Ur in Mesopotamia. Historians say these legends are not really true, and that the forefathers of the Jewish people were Canaanites who migrated from the region of the rich coastal cities and settled peacefully in the hitherto sparsely settled hinterland.