[b-hebrew] Israel>Palaistes (Wrestler)

TedBro at aol.com TedBro at aol.com
Sun Feb 12 08:59:44 EST 2012

Plausible... but the words Philistine and Palestine are too close to  
completely ignore the connection. Maybe the Greek sense of punning, per the  
author, allowed the Greeks to refer to both Philistine territory and Judean  
territory by the one name rather than as a specific reference to Israel. This  
makes more sense to me than equating Palestine with Israel.
In a message dated 2/12/2012 7:04:28 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
sevillanomail at yahoo.com writes:

What do  you think about David Jacobson article about the origin
of the word  "palestine" for the entire land of Israel?

When Palestine Meant Israel,  David Jacobson, BAR 27:03, May/Jun  

David  Sevilla

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