Why the Ancient Christian Record About Jesus Is the Most Reliable

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10/24/2014

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So, where in the Biblical account does it ever say He lived in Palestine? That is blatantly wrong. There was no such place as Palestine until after the Romans destroyed Judea and renamed it the Roman word for Philistia (the land of the Philistines, the ancient foes if Israel) as additional way of shaming and humiliating the Jews. That name for that geographic area fell into disuse until AFTER the British took the land from the Turks (Ottomans).

Why on earth did they do that? I do not know. But I do know this: "Palestine has never existed . . . as an autonomous entity. There is no language known as Palestinian. There is no distinct Palestinian culture. There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Palestinians. Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians (another recent invention), Syrians, Lebanese, Iraqis, etc."

Even the Arabs have expressed such sentiments:

"There is no such country as Palestine. 'Palestine' is a term the Zionists invented. . . . Our country was for centuries part of Syria. 'Palestine' is alien to us. It is the Zionists who introduced it." — Local Arab leader to British Peel Commission, 1937

"There is no such thing as Palestine in history, absolutely not" — Professor Philip Hitti, Arab historian to Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry, 1946

"It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but southern Syria." — Ahmed Shukairy, United Nations Security Council, 1956

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