Thursday, September 29, 2016

When Judea Became "Ancient Palestine"


Caves in which Jewish rebels hid from Romans 2,000 years ago found in Galilee.As the First Jewish War raged in ancient Palestine, villagers would hide in impressively inaccessible cliffside caves as the Roman armies marched through.

Both the Jews and the Romans actually called the territory Judea, like in this Roman victory coin:

It reads the Judaea.

And "Palestine" as the name for the country came after 135 CE, some seven decades later.

But Haaretz knows better.


1 comment:

Batya Medad said...

This post is included in the Last Havel Havelim of 5776

Shanah Tovah!